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Sun Mar 03 2019

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Feb-2019
From: Chelsey Norman <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Symposium: Acts of Identity
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Full Title: Sociolinguistics Symposium: Acts of Identity
Short Title: SOSY 2019

Date: 25-Apr-2019 - 25-Apr-2019
Location: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Contact Person: Sarah Clark
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

On Thursday, April 25, there will be a Sociolinguistics Symposium held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The focus for this symposium will be ''Acts of Identity.'' Identity construction, as performative acts in the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality, presents opportunities for us to theorize on language as the quintessential human-social activity. This session invites abstracts that focus on various semiotic practices --including but not limited to codeswitching, stance-taking, lexical choice, script choice, and phonetic variation--of identity-construction/meaning-making in different modalities (spoken, written, visual).

Plenary Speakers:
Erica Britt (University of Michigan-Flint)
Sharese King (University of Chicago)
Krystal Smalls (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Call for Papers:

Submissions are limited to two abstracts per author: one single-author abstract and one multi-author abstract OR two multi-author abstracts. The student must be the first author and presenter. Abstracts should be maximum 500 words, with one extra page allowed for images, data, and/or references. Full references are not necessary; please use the (Author, Year) format. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format with no identifying information of the presenter in the document.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2019, 11:59pm.
Authors will be notified of abstract decisions in late March, 2019.

To submit an abstract for the Sociolinguistics Symposium, please visit:

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