GLS 2007: Language and Globalization Call for Papers

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Oct 23 12:48:14 UTC 2006

                                                CALL FOR PAPERS
                                    Abstract deadline December 1, 2006

                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
•       What role does language play in the development and implementation
of migrant/migration policy?
•       What is the relationship between transnationalism and language
•       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
•       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. More information about the conference can be found at, where updates will be announced.

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: gls2007 at .

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:      December 1, 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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