Conference: Language Ideologies and Media Discourse

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Jan 30 14:55:30 UTC 2007

Language Ideologies and Media Discourse

Date: 03-Sep-2007 - 05-Sep-2007
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Sally Johnson
Meeting Email: s.a.johnson at
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Following on from the first 'Language in the Media' conference in 2005 and
the subsequent formation of an AILA Specialist Research Network, we are
pleased to announce a second conference to be held at the University of
Leeds with a focus on 'language ideologies and media discourse'.

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Bauman (Indiana University)
Jan Blommaert (University of Ghent/Institute of Education, London)
Monica Heller (OISE, Toronto)
Adam Jaworski (University of Cardiff)

We are interested in receiving abstracts for papers exploring any aspect
of the way in which language issues are represented and/or constructed in
media discourse. At this particular conference, however, we are especially
keen to pursue theoretical and methodological questions arising from the
relationship between language ideologies, on the one hand, and (critical)
discourse analysis, on the other.

Suggested topics for papers include:

- Standard languages and language standards
- Literacy policy and literacy practices
- Language acquisition and language teaching
- Multilingualism and cross-cultural communication
- Language and education
- Language issues in relation to class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality,
	life-cycle, and disability
- Language and technology
- Language and globalization
- Language and communication in professional contexts
- Political discourse
- Representations of speech, thought and writing in media discourse.

Please submit abstracts for papers (20 minutes + 5 minutes discussion) by
email to:

tommaso.milani at

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