[lg policy] calls: Personal Identity Through a Language Lens

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 12 14:41:30 UTC 2010

Personal Identity Through a Language Lens

Date: 20-May-2010 - 22-May-2010
Location: Lódz, Poland
Contact: Kamila Ciepiela
Contact Email: kciepielawp.pl

Meeting Description:

Personal Identity through a Language Lens
20 - 22 May 2010
University of Lódz, Poland
Institute of English Studies
Chair of Semantics and Linguistic Semiotics

Reflecting upon their identity, people are faced with a paradox of staying the
same by continuously changing. To resolve this paradox they need to look at
identity from two seemingly contrastive, yet compatible and complementary
perspectives. Firstly, many philosophers, since John Locke, have sought the
basis of personal identity in the mind: in our psychological continuity over
time, mediated by memory. However, more recently, some scholars, philosophers
and psychologists alike, have emphasised the role played by the physical
continuity of the body. While each approach captures some aspects of identity,
neither gets to the heart of the matter. What is more, the role of language in
the process of identity creation remains at best a secondary concern, not a
focused goal of the field. In accordance with this research focus, the
conference will aim at exploring identity as constituted in and represented by
linguistic interaction. The need for such an approach has become apparent in
recent years; as linguistic research on identity has become
increasingly central
within sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, discourse analysis,
and social
psychology the concomitant development of linguistic approaches to identity has
been neglected.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars of varied
disciplines to
explore the issue from a range of perspectives. By applying a variety of
analytical tools and concepts, contributors will hopefully show how people
construct images of themselves through language, how they shape, perform and
re-shape their personal identities within and across local and dominant
discourses and finally how language resources are selected and used to perform
desirable versions of identities.

Wednesday (19.05.2010)

16:00 - 18:00

Thursday (20.05.2010)

8:30 - 9:30

9:45 -
Conference opening

10:00 - 11:30
Plenary lecture: Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes: From Narrative Identity to
Small Stories and Identities: Assessing a Paradigm Shift

11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break

Session 1:

12:00 - 12:30
Gergana Vitanova: Dialogic Discourses: Bakhtin, Narratives, and Second
Language Selves

12:30 - 13:00
Akira Satoh, Yuki Arita: Performing Native Speaker/Non-native Speaker Identity
through Constructed Dialogue in Small Stories

13:00 - 13:30
Didem ?kizo?lu, Didar Akar: Direct Reported Speech: Positioning and Relational
Identity Work

13:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00

Session 1:

15:00 - 15:30
Ma?gorzata Sokó?: Constructing the Author's Voice(s) on Academic Blogs

15:30 - 16:00
Maria ?wi?tkiewicz- Mo?ny: Construction of Identity on Internet Forums

16:00 - 16:30
Douglas Ponton: What's in a (Brazilian shirt) Name? Discursive Issues Involved
in Achieving Membership of a Community of Radio Listeners

16:30 - 17:00

Gala dinner

Friday (21.05.2010)

9:30 - 11:00
Plenary lecture: Mike Baynham: Identity: Brought about or Brought along?

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3:

11:30 - 12:00
Carolina Sanchez de Jaegher: The Linguistic Creation of Common Resistance:
Neo-Zapatismo a Study Case

Aniela Korzeniowska: The Complexity of Identity and a Sense of Belonging as
Revealed through 'English, a Scottish Essay' by Douglas Dunn

Esther Asprey, Urszula Clark: Language and Place: Birmingham and the
Black Country

12:00 - 12:30
Ramon Escamilla: Discriminatory Discursive Strategies Used by the Japanese
Mainstream News Media in Constructing the Identity of Resident Foreign
Nationals: a Critical Discourse Analysis-based Examination

Agnieszka St?pkowska: The Dialogic Self of Shakespeare's Richard III

Jacqueline Peters: Be(com)ing Jamaican: (Re)constructing an
Ethnolinguistic Identity

12:30 - 13:00
Jantima Angkapanichkit: Language and Identity in AIDS Discourse: Identity
Construction of People with HIV/AIDS in Thailand

Alicja Piechucka: Identity as a Linguistic and Corporeal Construct: Don
DeLillo's The Body Artist in the Light of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Theories

Barbara Loester: Regional Affiliation and Linguistic Identity in Peripheral
Communities (Scotland and Bavaria)

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3:

14:30 - 15:00
Mari Fujimoto: Rise of Gender Identity in Japanese Male Infants: Evidence from
Sentence Final Particles

Aleksandra Grobelna: The National Identity of the Mexicans in the Light of
Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz and Juan Rulfo's Selected Stories

Maciej Kielar: Values as Markers of European Identity in the Press Discourse of
the UK and Ireland

15:00 - 15:30
Aron Arnold: The Gendering Effects of Prosody: The Role of Fundamental
and Resonance Frequencies in the Constitution of Subjects as "woman" or "man"
and as "feminine" or "masculine"

Monika Kocot: From Metaphoresis to Autometaphoresis -"I" Scene-graphs in Edwin
Morgan's "Message Clear"

Adrian Tien: Chinese-based Cultural Key Words in Singapore English as
of an Indigenised Singapore Culture

15:30 - 16:00
Ewa Glapka: Gender Identity in Discourse

Agnieszka Miksza: Three "I's" of Elizabeth Gilbert. Reconstructing the Self
through Language in Eat, Pray, Love

?smail Zeki Dikici: The Linguistic and Social Identity of the Polish Community
Living in Polonezköy (Adampol) in Turkey

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:00
Coffee break

Session 1, Session 2

17:00 - 17:30
Danuta Wi?niewska: Whose Identity? The Role of Self-mention in Action Research
Reports in the Field of EFL Pedagogy

17:30 - 18:00
Katharina Vajta: Construction of Identities in Swedish Language Textbooks

18:00 - 18:30
Maija Metsamaki: Identity and language in Role-based Interaction

18:30 - 19:00

Saturday (22.05.2010)

Session 1, Session 2

9:30 - 10:00
Nesse Kaya, Didar Akar: Ambivalent Belongings: Constructing Identities in
Immigrant Discourse

Mahmoud Al-Kanakri: Peace Terms in the Holy Koran: An Open Message to the Whole

10:00 - 10:30
Ewa Kobia?ka: Language Variation, Social Ties and Identity Construction: Polish
Migrants in Ireland

Dorota Guzowska: The Construction of Parent Identity in Seventeenth-century
English Ego Documents

10:30 - 11:00
Niamh Nestor: "I don't feel Polish but I don't feel Irish? because I'm Polish"
Young Poles in Ireland: Language and Identity

Karolina Dudek: Anthropology of Management. Discourse, Identity and

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break

12:00 - 12:30
Maria Tikka: The Altruistic Plurilingual Speaker

12:30 - 13:00
Kandaporn Jaroenkitboworn: Study of the Expressions for Referring and
Thai Fortunetellers

13:00 - 13:30
Argiris Archakis & Sofia Lampropoulou: Talking Different
Heterosexualitites: the
Permissive, the Normative and the Moralistic Perspective-evidence from Greek
Youth Storytelling

13:30 - 14:00

Conference closing


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