Call for Papers:
First Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture, Language and Social Practice

University of Colorado, Boulder

The submission deadline has now passed.
Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2007.

The program in Culture, Language and Social Practice at the University of Colorado at Boulder is pleased to invite submissions to its first annual graduate student-run interdisciplinary conference. Abstracts for 20 minute papers covering topics in various areas of Sociocultural Linguistics are invited for either the General Session or the Theme Session. Examples of possible frameworks or analytic traditions for either Session may include, but are not limited to:

Linguistic anthropology
Narrative studies
Critical discourse analysis
Conversation analysis
Language and identity
Discourse pragmatics
Computer-mediated discourse
Ethnography of speaking
Language and literacy
Verbal art and performance
Bilingualism and code-switching
Language globalization
Intercultural communication
Language socialization

Theme Session
Papers for the Theme Session should focus on a topic or issue dealing with interdisciplinary approaches to doing research in sociocultural linguistics. Papers for consideration in the Theme Session may address issues dealing with crossing (inter)discipinary boundaries in both theoretical and applied research. Possible topics for the Theme Session might include: dialogues between linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics; the use of feminist and queer conversation analysis; ethnographic approaches to doing critical discourse analysis; etc.

Submission Guidelines
Please email a 500 word abstract to clasp dot conference at gmail dot com. The abstract should be attached in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text (.rtf) format and should contain NO information identifying the author(s) of the paper. Abstracts are evaluated on an anonymous basis. In the body of the email, please include the following information:

Name(s) of author(s)
University or other affiliation(s) of the author(s)
Email address(es) of the author(s)
Title of proposed paper
Whether you'd like to be considered for the general session or themed session
Equipment requirements
Any additional comments
3-5 keywords describing the paper


Contact us:
CLASP Conference Committee
Department of Linguistics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, 80309-0295

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Culture, Language, and Social Practice Program