[lg policy] Reminder: EXTENDED Call for Papers, 1st Annual Language Policy Forum, Sheffield Hallam University, 31 May - 1 June 2018

Baron, Dennis E debaron at illinois.edu
Thu Jan 4 15:17:41 EST 2018


Iryce and I will probably be in the UK late May and early June (our daughter has moved to Oxford with her husband, where he has a job as a lecturer at Open University), and I would be happy to talk about gender-neutral pronoun policy issues (both historic—going back to 1792—and recent, including a trans teacher in a Florida school who was transferred for asking their 5th-grade students to use the honorific Mx and the pronouns they, them, their. Let me know if you might be interested and I can send you an abstract. I gave a talk on this at Essex in November.


Dennis Baron
Prof. of English and linguistics
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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read the Web of Language:

On Jan 4, 2018, at 1:38 PM, Dave Sayers <dave.sayers at cantab.net<mailto:dave.sayers at cantab.net>> wrote:

EXTENDED Call for papers: Language Policy Forum 2018

(Due to multiple requests, we have extended the submission deadline to **15 January 2018**. Our original call is repeated below.)

Theme: Language policy in the age of diversity – dilemmas and hopes
When: 31 May — 1 June, 2018
Where: Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Plenary speaker(s): Prof. Marilyn Martin-Jones (University of Birmingham), Prof. Tony Liddicoat (University of Warwick)

Editors’ Panel (for advice on publishing):
Helen Kelly Holmes (Language Policy)
Tony Liddicoat (Current Issues in Language Planning)
John Edwards (Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development)
Marilyn Martin-Jones (Routledge book series Critical Studies in Multilingualism)

This event is kindly supported by Springer, Bloomsbury, Routledge, Equinox, and Sheffield Hallam University.

The Language Policy Forum 2018 invites scholars, practitioners and other stakeholders to take stock of what language policy means in times of growing diversity. We are especially interested in presentations that discuss dilemmas (language-related problems in the world) and hopes (possible solutions, perhaps as a result of applying research findings).

Language policy permeates all domains of life, from the workplace, to the home and family, to schools, government, and other institutional settings. It enables some people to participate in these domains of life, and constrains others. The Language Policy special interest group (www.langpol.ac.uk) exists to enable dialogue on all areas of language policy research. We therefore encourage contributions from fields such as (but by no means limited to): sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, linguistic ethnography, political philosophy, economics, education studies, globalisation and migration studies.

As well presentations of empirical findings, we encourage meta-discussions of our own diversity of research practices: topics and data types, methodologies, and practical applications. We also encourage pedagogical submissions, exploring innovative approaches to the teaching of language policy in higher education.

Within this broad scope, we have no preferred themes or sub-disciplinary areas. This is the Language Policy Forum, a forum for all research about language policy.

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion and handover.

Abstracts (up to 300 words, including references, in word format) should be submitted by 15 January 2017 to http://www.langpol.ac.uk/view/langpol/events/2018-lpforum. Please note we are not inviting submissions of colloquia or panels.

Updates and preliminary discussions will take place on the mailing list of the Language Policy special interest group. The group is open to all, and free to join: http://www.langpol.ac.uk/view/langpol/join. Finally, there will be book raffles at the end of the Forum, so please don’t miss the fun!

Conference fees
We are aiming for maximum inclusivity in this conference, at all career stages, and taking into account variations in job security throughout academia. For this reason we are keeping overheads low, which includes not providing lunch or a wine reception. (There is an excellent canteen on campus for delegates to buy lunch, or local shops for cheaper alternatives.) And with inclusivity in mind, the conference dinner will be cheaper than is conventional; it has not been booked yet but is likely to be around £15 per person.

Employed full-time, BAAL non-member: £65 (to join BAAL, visit https://baal.org.uk/join/)
Employed full-time, BAAL member: £60
Student with conference funding: £20
BAAL student member: £0
Fractional, retired, hourly-paid, adjunct, student without conference funding: £0

We look forward to discussing language policy with you in Sheffield. And please pass this on widely in your own networks and to anyone you think may be interested!

All the best,
Dave (on behalf of the committee)

Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
Communications Secretary, BAAL Language Policy group | www.langpol.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

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