Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Mar 2 13:11:02 UTC 2007

Forwarded from linganth at

CFP: Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice

The program in Culture, Language and Social Practice (CLASP) at the
University of Colorado at Boulder is pleased to invite submissions to its
first graduate student-run interdisciplinary conference. Abstracts for 20
minute papers covering topics in various areas of sociocultural
linguistics ( are
invited for either the General Session or the Theme Session (see below)
and are due by April 15, 2007. For both Sessions, we encourage papers that
focus on the broad connections between language, culture and society and
are grounded in empirical research. Examples of possible frameworks or
analytic traditions for either Session may include, but are not limited

Linguistic anthropology
Narrative studies
Critical discourse analysis
Conversation analysis
Language and identity
Discourse pragmatics
Computer-mediated discourse
Ethnography of speaking
Language and literacy
Verbal art and performance
Bilingualism and code-switching
Language globalization
Intercultural communication
Language socialization

*Conference Details:

The conference will take place from Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2007. Our confirmed
plenary speakers are H. Samy Alim (Anthropology, UC Los Angeles), Mary
Bucholtz (Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara), Kathy Escamilla (Education,
University of Colorado), and Crispin Thurlow (Communication, University of
Washington). The Friday of the conference will consist of workshops held
by plenary speakers and CLASP faculty, while Saturday and Sunday will be
devoted to paper presentations and plenary talks.  The conference website
can be found at:

*Theme Session Papers for the Theme Session should focus on a topic or
issue dealing with interdisciplinary approaches to doing research on
language, society and culture. Papers for consideration in the Theme
Session may address issues dealing with crossing (inter)discipinary
boundaries in both theoretical and applied research. Possible topics for
the Theme Session might include: dialogues between linguistic anthropology
and sociolinguistics; the use of feminist and queer conversation analysis;
ethnographic approaches to doing critical discourse analysis; etc.

*Submission Guidelines Please email a 500 word abstract to
clasp.conference at by April 15, 2007. The abstract should be
attached in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text (.rtf) format and should
contain NO information identifying the author(s) of the paper. Abstracts
are evaluated on an anonymous basis. In the body of the email, please
include the following information:

-Name(s) of author(s) -University or other affiliation(s) of the author(s)
-Email address(es) of the author(s) -Title of proposed paper -Whether
you'd like to be considered for the General or Themed session -Equipment
requirements -Any additional comments -3-5 keywords describing the paper

Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2007.

*About CLASP

More information about CLASP can be found here:


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