2020 Spring Conference of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology

The CU Boulder Program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) is pleased to announce that we will be co-sponsoring and co-organizing the 2020 spring conference of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, to be held April 2-5, 2020 at the Hiltons on Canyon in Boulder, Colorado. 

The Call for Presentations invites abstracts for talks, workshops, roundtables, posters, and installations from a wide variety of intellectual traditions dedicated to the study of language and semiosis in social and cultural context. Scholars of anthropology, linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, education, communication, media studies, and adjacent disciplines are all invited to participate.

CLASP Program 

The CLASP program seeks to bring cohesion to empirical and theoretical research currently conducted on the CU-Boulder campus in varied analytic traditions that focus on the study of culture, language, and social practice. These traditions include sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, literacy, bilingualism, second language acquisition, language endangerment and revitalization, narrative studies, symbolic interactionism, language variation and change, ethnography of speaking, and diverse forms of discourse analysis, such as conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and multimodal discourse analysis.

The program currently has over twenty affiliated faculty members from a variety of schools and departments, among them AnthropologyCommunicationEducationFrench and ItalianGerman and SlavicLinguisticsPolitical ScienceSpanish and PortugueseSociology, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Science.

The CLASP program is supported in part by the University of Colorado Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS).