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Message1: Personal Identity through a Language Lens
Date:03-Nov-2014
From:Kamila Ciepiela kciepiela at wp.pl
LINGUIST List issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/25/25-4417.html

 



Full Title: Personal Identity through a Language Lens 
Short Title: PILL 3 

Date: 01-Jun-2015 - 02-Jun-2015
Location: Lodz, Poland, Poland 
Contact Person: Kamila Ciepiela
Meeting Email: kciepiela at wp.pl
Web Site: http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/pill 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 06-Mar-2015 

Meeting Description:

The aim of the 3rd edition of PILL 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.

Following keynote speakers have already confirmed their participation:

- Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (University of Lodz, Poland)
- Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (King's College, London, UK) 
- Alex Frame (University of Bourgogne, France)

The regular conference fee is �100 (400PLN for Polish residents) and  reduced �80 (320PLN) for PhD students. This includes:

- Conference registration 
- Conference materials
- Booklet of abstracts
- Coffee breaks with coffee, tea, juice and biscuits

The conference will be held at the University of Lodz, Faculty of Philology, Pomorska 171/173. A limited number of rooms at a reduced price have been booked at the University of Lodz Conference Center (www.csk.uni.lodz.pl), a walking distance from the conference venue. 

Call for Papers:

Although other topics may be considered, we welcome papers dealing with, but not being limited to, issues such as the following: 

- Theorizing identity construction and identification processes from a variety of perspectives
a. Identities as discursive-performative, multiple, fragmented, constructed, negotiated and narrated etc.

- Language and personal identity 
a. Linguistic processes in creation of identity
b. Linguistic strategies in identity performance
c. Indexicality and identity
d. Categorization and personal identity
e. Identity and bilingualism
f. Identity and foreign language learning/teaching
g. Identity and belonging

- Discourse and identity
a. Discourse strategies of identity construction
b. Positioning theory and identity  
c. Conversational settings and personal identity performance
d. Communication and public management of self
e. Narratives in identity construction and performance

- Identity and cognition 
a. Time, space and identity maintenance
b. Memory and identity
c. Conceptualization of self and the other
d. Cognitive models of self

- Identity and selfhood
a. Essential core self
b. Dialogical self
c. Polyphonous self
d. Self and person

- Identity at the crossroads with its disciplinary neighbours
a. (literary theory, sociology, linguistics, discourse studies, anthropology,  communication studies, philosophy, etc.)

300 word abstracts should be submitted by March 06, 2015. Abstracts can only be submitted after registration, online with the conference website at:

http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/pill/form_registration.php. The authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of the paper by March 20, 2015.

You can also contact the conference chairs at: venture at uni.lodz.pl. 

The length of the presentation will be limited to 20 minutes with a 10 minute discussion following each presentation.

The language of the Conference is English.

Selected conference papers will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication with Lodz University Press.


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