Published: Sept. 30, 2015

The Department of Linguistics sponsored the Fourth Conference on Culture, Language and Social Practice, October 2-4, 2015 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The CLASP Program at the University of Colorado is an interdisciplinary forum for scholars with interrelated research interests in the sociocultural and sociopolitical analysis of language. The CLASP Conference, organized at all levels by graduate students in the program, is an inclusive forum designed for students and faculty to showcase new work. The conference brings in an array of national and international scholars from diverse countries and subdisciplines within sociocultural linguistics, such as sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, bilingualism, literacy studies, ethnography of speaking and language policy.

The plenary speakers for this year's conference included Benjamin Bailey (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Kevin O'Connor (University of Colorado Boulder). The conference also featured a plenary talk by the winner of the CLASP student plenary competition, Lynnette Arnold (UC Santa Barbara). View the complete conference program.