Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 13:56:59 -0500 From: Shari Kendall Subject: Discourse Analysis Conference Call for Papers ************************************************************** * * * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * * * * The Georgetown Linguistics Society * * presents * * * * GLS 1996 * * * * DISCOURSE AS MOSAIC: * * linguistic re/production * * of * * identities & ideologies * * * * * * October 11-13, 1996 at Georgetown University * * * ************************************************************** 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]