27.3813, Calls: Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/South Africa

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Subject: 27.3813, Calls: Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/South Africa

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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:39:58
From: Tommaso M. Milani [tommaso.milani at wits.ac.za]
Subject: 7th Language in the Media

Full Title: 7th Language in the Media 
Short Title: LiM7 

Date: 18-Oct-2017 - 20-Oct-2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa 
Contact Person: Tommaso M. Milani
Meeting Email: lim7conference at gmail.com
Web Site: http://litmconference.co.za 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2016 

Meeting Description:

The University of the Western Cape and the University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg are pleased to announce the 7th Language in the Media conference
which will be held at the University of the Western Cape, 18-20 October 2017.

Theme - Mediat(is)ing (Trans)Nationalism

Keynote Speakers:

- Branca Falabella Fabricio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
- Pumla Gqola (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
- Erez Levon (Queen Mary University of London)
- Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern)

Historically, mass media (print, television and radio) has been the primarily
loci for advertising, news broadcasts and entertainment shows. These days,
however, media outlets have morphed from mass (top-down) communication to
socially oriented (horizontal) computer-mediated communication. Engaging with
the various histories, powers and representation of the very many media forms
is far from complete with this year’s focus on transnationalism in its diverse
mediated forms.

Initiated in 2005 and previously hosted in UK, USA and Ireland, and Germany,
the Language in the Media (LiM) conference will be held for the first time in
South Africa. The conference theme, namely “language and the media(tisa)tion
of (trans)nationalism” is particularly relevant for South Africa as it
resonates with an emerging Southern critique of reduced, misrepresented and/or
essentialised Southern everyday representations in the media. Notably, the
theme not only seeks to foreground investigations of how different forms of
(trans)nationalism are produced and circulated linguistically/discursively in
a variety of media sites; it also highlights analyses of the role played by
the media in commodifying language(s) and other semiotic resources (such as
the body) and disseminate them through global, transnational networks.
Finally, we are also interested in papers that draw upon empirical data in
order to question a geopolitics of knowledge that has historically privileged
“Northern” theorising in media sociolinguistics.

Call for Papers: 

Alongside this focus, the 2017 conference, as it has done from its inception,
will continue to prioritise papers which address the range of sociolinguistic
topics in relation to the media broadly defined: language standardization and
style; language policy and practice; language acquisition; multilingualism and
cross-/inter-cultural communication; communication in professional contexts;
representations of speech, thought, and writing; language and class,
dis/ability, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality and age; political discourse,
commerce and global capitalism; language and education.

To submit, please use the following EasyChair page:
http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lim7. Individuals who do not already
have an account with EasyChair will need to create one to submit.

Please make sure that the abstract is no longer than 300 word and you do not
mention your name in the text of the abstract.

Important Dates: 

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 1 February 2017

For more information visit http://litmconference.co.za


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