Call for Papers: GLS 1996

Mon, 4 Mar 1996 10:49:02 -0500

* Marcyliena Morgan * Judith Irvine * Shirley Brice Heath *

Symposium Organizers
* Charlotte Linde * Amy Sheldon *
* Heidi Hamilton * Patricia O'Connor * Deborah Tannen *

Details on workshops with plenaries will appear in future mailings

The theme of GLS 1996, Discourse as Mosaic: linguistic re/production
of identities and ideologies, captures the multiple ways in which
linguistic features and strategies create and reflect coherent social
meanings. We encourage papers and symposia which illuminate how local
linguistic practices produce and reproduce identities andd ideologies,
and how, in turn, identities and ideologies simultaneously constrain those
practices. The metaphor of mosaic stems from this relationship: the
interaction of small and large patterns to yield a coherent whole.
Works submitted may include, but are not limited to, such areas as
discourse in the media, the workplace, the classroom, everyday
conversation, and in medical, political, legal, religious, and other
institutional contexts. Papers and symposia should be based on
naturally occurring language data.

Abstracts and symposium proposals must be received by GLS no later than
Monday, March 18, 1996.

Individual presentation of papers will be 20 minutes long with 10
additional minutes for discussion. Please send three copies of an
anonymous 500-word double-spaced abstract (hard copy preferred,
e-mail accepted). On a separate sheet, provide your name, paper title,
mailing and e-mail address, phone number, and institutional affiliation.
In addition, please submit a 100 word summary of the paper for the
conference program.

The GLS invites proposals for two-hour symposia. Please send all abstracts
for presentation in a symposium together, accompanied by a cover letter
which explains how the individual presentations relate to one another
and to the themes of the symposium and the conference. The cover
letter should provide the organizer's name, mailing and e-mail
address, phone number, and institutional affiliation. In addition,
please submit a 100 word summary of the entire symposium for the conference

REGISTRATION. Please send your name and affiliation, mailing and
e-mail addresses, telephone number, and a check made payable to
"Georgetown University" to the address below.

Registration fees:
Student Non-Student
Before September 20: $20.00 $35.00
After September 20: $30.00 $45.00

For further information:
GLS 1996, Department of Linguistics
Box 571051, Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057-1051
Telephone: (202) 687-6166