CFP GLS 2007-- Abstract deadline EXTENDED to December 15, 2006

Jamie Schissel jamie.schissel at
Sun Nov 26 14:35:14 UTC 2006

*CALL FOR PAPERS--Abstract deadline EXTENDED to December 15, 2006*

*The Georgetown Linguistics Society is pleased to announce:
*GLS 2007
A graduate student conference with the theme*
Language and Globalization: Policy, Education and Media *

March 30-April 1, 2007
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

GLS 2007, Language and Globalization: Policy, Education and Media, will
explore the interaction between language and the processes of globalization.
We invite papers that address the following questions:


How is globalization driving implicit and explicit language policies?

What role does language play in the development and implementation of
migrant/migration policy?

What is the relationship between transnationalism and language policy?

How are countries integrating language and citizenship requirements?

How has language policy influenced and been influenced byimmigration and


How does globalization affect critical language awareness in education?

What is the relationship between globalization and current trends in
language education policy (especially in regards to the teaching of critical

What is the role of language assessment? What are its advantages and
dangers, particularly in light of globalization?


How does globalization shape public discourse (and vice versa)?

How has language use in the public sphere (signage, verbal announcements,
etc.) been influenced by globalization?

How has globalization impacted language commodification?

These topics are given as suggestions rather than limitations. Any papers
relevant to the policy, education, and media effects of language related to
globalization are welcome.

GLS 2007 is a conference run by the graduate students in the Department of
Linguistics at Georgetown University. The conference will include three days
of oral and poster presentations by students as well as invited plenary
addresses and panel discussions by established scholars. More information
about the conference can be found at, where updates
will be announced.

*Confirmed Plenary Speakers:*

Dr. David Block
Dr. Bonnie McElhinny
Dr. Ron Scollon

*Submission guidelines* may be found at

*Deadline* for receipt of abstracts:      December 15, 2006.

Questions may be addressed to any member of the conference committee:
Ashley Fidler  (ahe3 at )
Colleen Gallagher (ceg33 at
Rebecca Rubin (rer26 at
Jamie Schissel ( jls223 at
Mark Shea (mcs59 at
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