Conference: GLS 2007

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Oct 2 08:42:24 UTC 2006

Georgetown Linguistics Society: Language and Globalization: Policy,
Education, and Media

Short Title: GLS 2007

Date: 30-Mar-2007 - 01-Apr-2007
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Rebecca Rubin

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

GLS 2007, Language and Globalization: Policy, Education and Media, will
explore the interaction between language and the processes of
globalization. The Georgetown Linguistics Society is pleased to announce
GLS 2007 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 by immigration
and integration?

- 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 languages)?
- 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. The
following website will be launched by the beginning of October:

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Dr. David Block
Dr. Ron Scollon

Additional plenary speaker and faculty panel coordinators will be
announced as they are confirmed.

Abstract Submission:

We invite submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
Student papers will last 20 minutes with additional time for discussion.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 1, 2006. We require
both paper and electronic copies of your abstract.

Both paper and electronic submissions should include the following two

1. Your abstract text (no longer than 500 words). Include a title. Do not
include your name or any identifying information in the abstract document.
Please submit five paper copies of your abstract text.
2. A separate sheet of paper with your name, affiliation, title of
abstract, email address, mailing address and phone number.

Paper abstract submissions should be sent to:

GLS 2007 Conference
Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
3700 ''O'' Street NW
Washington, DC 20057

Electronic abstract submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment to:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: December 1, 2006.

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


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