27.3800, Calls: Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling/USA

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Subject: 27.3800, Calls: Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling/USA

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Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:51
From: Francisco Martinez Ibarra [fmartinezibarra at towson.edu]
Subject: Forging Linguistic Identities

 
Full Title: Forging Linguistic Identities 

Date: 16-Mar-2017 - 18-Mar-2017
Location: Towson, MD, USA 
Contact Person: George McCool
Meeting Email: gmccool at towson.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2016 

Meeting Description:

The Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University announces a
conference, ''Forging Linguistic Identities'' to be held on March 16-18, 2017.
The conference seeks to examine language as socially embedded within
historical and geographical contexts. Possible topics might include, but not
be limited to:

1) Dialects/diglossia and their role in group identity formation
2) The standardization of national and/or majority language(s) and its impact
on national or regional politics
3) Multilingualism in states and regions and its negotiation and practice by
the communities of use.       

- Use(s) of indigenous languages under transnational states
- National reception of dialect/minority-language literature and verbal
culture
- Migration
- Translation studies

The scope of the conference is not limited by region, language, or time
period.


Call for Papers: 

The Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University invites proposals for
papers for “Forging Linguistic Identities”. The conference seeks to examine
language as socially embedded within historical and geographical contexts.
Possible topics might include, but not be limited to:

1) Dialects/diglossia and their role in group identity formation
2) The standardization of national and/or majority language(s) and its impact
on national or regional politics
3) Multi-lingualism in states and regions and its negotiation and practice by
the communities of use.       

- Use(s) of indigenous languages under transnational states
- National reception of dialect/minority-language literature and verbal
culture
- Migration
- Translation studies

The scope of the conference is not limited by region, language, or time
period.  Proposals involving languages taught by the Department of Foreign
Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Biblical and Modern
Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) are
especially encouraged.  Proposals are welcomed across disciplines, from
scholars of languages and literatures, education, geography, history,
psychology and sociology.  Please send an abstract of 250 words by email to:
Prof. George McCool (gmccool at towson.edu).  Please include your name, full
address, institution affiliation, day telephone, fax and email address. 
Please note that conference papers must be in English and limited to 20
minutes.




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