International Society for the Linguistics of English -2 Conference June 17-21, 2011
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The theme of the conference will be /Methods Past and Current/.
Recent studies in corpus linguistics, varieties and typologies, dialects
and Standard English, as well as pragmatics prompt examination of
methods found conducive to promising results. The choice of the
conference’s theme stems from the widely shared view that methods of
analysis involve at least the following related questions:
* How do methods of investigation take into account the data under
* In what ways do linguistic premises, perspectives, and models
shape the methods to use?
* Which methods and models, developed in such disciplines as
anthropology, cultural and demographic history, economics,
psychology, and textual editing enhance linguistic analysis?
Do current methods depart in significant ways from those typical
of research in the past.
More particular subthemes might include:
* For studies in corpus linguistics, diverse methods for
investigating and analyzing regional, social, and cultural
patterns in dialects, varieties, and Standard English.
* Under the topic typology, analyses of metrics from Old to Modern
English, dialects and varieties, written and oral registers, and
optimality theory as applied to sound change.
* From the perspective of reception, methodological designs for
* For the topic pragmatics, discussion of current methods that are
used to determine and explain patterns and changes in the
linguistic features of spoken and written English.
The theme and topics presented here outline but by no means exhaust the
scope of proposals for talks, poster sessions, and workshops that the
New England Committee invites for ISLE 2011. Although this outline of
theme and topic is central to the Boston meeting, ISLE will accommodate,
as much as possible, outstanding abstracts directed toward other issues.
The conference in Boston aims to provide an ample forum for members’
presentations and exchanges, formal and informal, on a wide range of topics.
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