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Message1: I-mean 3 Identity and Language Conference
From:Jo Angouri Jo.Angouri at uwe.ac.uk
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Full Title: I-mean 3 Identity and Language Conference 
Short Title: I-mean 3 

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

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

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2013 

Meeting Description:

I-mean 3, Identity and Language Conference, UWE, Bristol 18-20 April 2013

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 
Penny Eckert 
Lorenza Mondada 
Ben Rampton 
Ruth Wodak 

Round table: Stances, methodologies and methods for the analysis of identity in interaction 

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2013

Papers are invited from researchers working across different linguistic fields and traditions, focusing on any aspect of language and identity.

Main Conference Themes:

- Constructionist and post-modern approaches to identity
- Identity in spoken interaction: methodologies and methods
- Three waves of variation studies
- Variation, identity and language change, revisited
- Multimodal approaches
- The relationship between role and identity
- Culture, language(s) and identity
- Identity Theory and Social Theory

Abstracts of no more than 350 words (max and including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 31 January 2013.

Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s).

To submit an abstract please use the following web-service:


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