Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 13:56:59 -0500


Subject: Discourse Analysis Conference Call for Papers


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* The Georgetown Linguistics Society *

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* GLS 1996 *

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* linguistic re/production *

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* identities & ideologies *

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* October 11-13, 1996 at Georgetown University *

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mosaic i.a. Pertaining to that form of art in which

pictures and patterns are produced by the joining

together of minute pieces of glass, stone, or other

hard substances of different colors.

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 which illuminate how local linguistic

practices produce and reproduce identities and 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 should be based on natural language data.

SUBMISSIONS. Abstracts must be received by GLS no later than Friday,

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 addresses, phone number, and institutional

affiliation. In addition, please submit a 100-word summary of the paper for

the conference program.

For further information, please contact:

GLS 1996

Georgetown University

Department of Linguistics, Box 571051

Washington, DC 20057-1051

telephone: (202) 687-6166

e-mail: gls[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]