[lg policy] Linguist List Issue: Speaking While Black (or Brown): Language and Race in the US

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Message1: Speaking While Black (or Brown): Language and Race in the US
From:Sonja Lanehart sonja.lanehart at utsa.edu
LINGUIST List issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-4979.html 

Full Title: Speaking While Black (or Brown): Language and Race in the US 

Date: 11-Apr-2013 - 11-Apr-2013
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA 
Contact Person: Joycelyn Moody
Meeting Email: utsaafamsymp at gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2012 

Meeting Description:

Each spring since 2008, the University of Texas at San Antonio has hosted a daylong symposium on African American Studies. Our events have explored Black femininities and masculinities, the first 100 days of the Obama Presidency, Black identity across academic disciplines, and other topics.

On April 11, 2013, we will continue our annual tradition of offering an outstanding program centered on analyzing African American experiences. 

Call for Papers:

The 2013 symposium encourages papers on a wide range of topics including Barack Obama's 2008 'A More Perfect Union' address (the race speech); traditional black racial identities; code-switching; racial discourse and rhetoric in politics, media, education, history, society, etc.; and other pertinent issues raised by Critical Race Theorists. 

Submission Requirements:

- Up to 500 words, single-spaced Word document written in English 
- Times New Roman, 12 font, paper title, author's name, rank, 
- Academic/work affiliation, postal address, email address, phone contact 
- Email abstracts or inquiries to Dr. Joycelyn Moody at utsaafamsymp at gmail.com.

Abstracts for organized panels, workshops, and performances are welcome. N.B.: All accepted presenters must be in attendance for the entire day of the symposium and the evening reception in their honor.

Each single or multi-author presentation, workshop, and performance receives $300.
Accepted panels announced by January 23, 2013.

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