23.389, Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/UK

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Subject: 23.389, Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/UK

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Date: 23-Jan-2012
From: Ruth Page [rep22 at le.ac.uk]
Subject: BAAL/CUP Seminar: Language and Social Media

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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:50:41
From: Ruth Page [rep22 at le.ac.uk]
Subject: BAAL/CUP Seminar: Language and Social Media

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Full Title: BAAL/CUP Seminar: Language and Social Media 

Date: 26-Apr-2012 - 27-Apr-2012
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Ruth Page
Meeting Email: rep22 at le.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/news/conferences/language-and-social-media 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 24-Feb-2012 

Meeting Description:

BAAL/CUP Seminar: Language and Social Media: New Challenges for Research and Teaching Linguistics
Date: 26-27 April 2012 
Place: University of Leicester
Co-ordinator: Dr Ruth Page

Keynote Speakers:

Jannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg)
Caroline Tagg (University of Birmingham)
Ashraf Abdullah (University of Leeds)

For more details, please see the seminar web page:


Call for Papers:

The BAAL/CUP Language and Social Media seminar invites submissions for any aspect of lingusitic research in Social Media. Proposals for 30 minute papers or for poster presentations are welcome.  

We invite submissions in all areas of language and social media including:

Language and social network sites
Language, mobile technologies, space and place 
Identity and interaction
Performativity, authenticity, authority and fiction
Gaming, transmedial narrative and intertextuality
Teaching linguistics using social media

We welcome a range of approaches including:

Anthropological Linguistics
Critical Discourse Analysis
Conversation or Discourse Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Systemic Functional Linguistics

Possible themes include:

Challenges that social media pose for the research methods used in applied linguistics
The value of terms like 'text', 'context', 'community' and 'interaction' for the analysis of social media

Papers and Posters:

30 minute papers (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion) or poster presentations should address one or more of the seminar topics listed above. 

Format for Proposals:

Proposals should be submitted as a Word or pdf file to Dr Ruth Page (rep22 at le.ac.uk), containing the following information:

Title of proposal in bold 
Indicate whether the proposal is for a paper or a poster presentation
Name of presenter 
Name and address of institution, telephone and email 
Text 300 words maximum 
12 pt font, Left-aligned, single-spaced 

Proposals will be reviewed by the seminar co-ordinator and a panel of reviewers. 

Seminar Deadlines:

24 February 2012: Receipt of proposals 
9 March 2012: Notification of proposal acceptances 
12 April 2012: Payment of fees

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