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From:Jo Angouri Jo.Angouri at uwe.ac.uk
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I-mean 3 Identity and Language Conference 
Short Title: I-mean 3 

Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 20-Apr-2013 
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom 
Contact: Jo Angouri 
Contact Email: Jo.Angouri at uwe.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/bristolcentreforlinguistics/i-mean/conferencedetails.aspx 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics 

Meeting Description: 

I-mean 3, Identity and Language Conference, UWE, Bristol 18-20 April 2013
Conference website: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/bristolcentreforlinguistics/i-mean/conferencedetails.aspx 

The third I-mean conference will address the relationship between language and identity. 

Following the I-mean tradition, we seek to explore ways in which researchers can fruitfully work across methodological and disciplinary boundaries. We also welcome scholars from other disciplines who have an interest in the links between language and identity. 

The conference aims to explore whether and to what extent bringing together different methodological and theoretical approaches can:

- Enhance understanding of identity attribution in interaction
- Lead to theoretically robust methodological innovation 

Exploring how speakers use language to claim an identity has been explored but also challenged in the various traditions (ranging from mainstream sociolinguistic theory to linguistic anthropology). In the broadly defined field of sociolinguistics there are many conceptualisations of 'identity'. Through language we actively construct and negotiate our self and social identities. It is through language that we index, directly and indirectly, who we are/how we wish to be perceived and where we (want to) belong. We see identity as (not exclusively but to a large extent) a linguistic phenomenon, dynamic and constantly evolving. 

Plenary Speakers:

Dawn Archer 
Nik Coupland 
Lorenza Mondada 
Ben Rampton 
Ruth Wodak 

Round table: Stances, methodologies and methods for the analysis of identity in interaction 
The arrangements for the forthcoming i-mean 3 conference are now in the final stages.  We are delighted that over 220 delegates have registered their attendance and we look forward to seeing you all at UWE, Bristol very soon.  A preliminary draft of the programme can be found on the i-mean web pages:

In the meantime, this is a final call for registering for the conference as the deadline is Tuesday 2nd April (please see link below).  Please do let us know of any problems (the conference's contact email is: imean at uwe.ac.uk ). 


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