Conference on Language Ideologies and Media Discourse

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Mar 28 16:47:14 UTC 2007

Forwarded from AILAlist


Language Ideologies and Media Discourse:

Texts, Practices, Policies

An international conference to be held at the

University of Leeds

Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 September 2007

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Bauman (Indiana University)

Jan Blommaert (University of Ghent/Institute of Education, London)

Monica Heller (OISE, Toronto)

Adam Jaworski (University of Cardiff)

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

We are interested in receiving abstracts for papers exploring any
aspect of the way in which language issues are represented and/or
constructed in (global) 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

no later than 30 April 2007.

Abstracts should include a title, your contact details (name, postal
address, email) and a description of your talk (250 words max).

Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2007.

Deadline for conference registration: 31 July 2007.

Conference organisers:

Sally Johnson

Dept of Linguistics and Phonetics

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

University of Leeds

Leeds  LS2 9JT


Tommaso M. Milani

Centre for Research on Bilingualism

Stockholm University

SE-106 91 Stockholm


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