Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 07:18:49 -0500


Subject: lavender lgs IV wants YOU!!!

i'm forwarding this from the out in linguistics list, since i got a

lot of inquiries from this list on language of sexual minorities.

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Date: Sat, 24 Feb 96 16:03:46 EST

From: william leap WLM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Organization: The American University

Subject: lavender lgs IV wants YOU!!!


The Fourth American University Conference on

Lavender Languages and Linguistics

The American University, Washington DC

September 27-29, 1996

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

This is the official announcement for the fall, 1996

Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, and your

invitation to submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference


As in previous years, the program committee welcomes

submissions exploring any area of language, broadly defined, as

it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered experience.

Suitable topics include: descriptions of lavender conversation,

details of l/g/b/t life story narrative, features of lavender

vocabulary and metaphor; lavender languages at the

intersections of race, class, and gender; co-sexual themes in oral,

written, signed literature, lavender messages in art,

photography, fashion, film, and other visual media; and

lavender languages in history--or whatever lavender language

topic is of greatest interest to you!

Currently, two special panels are under development for

the conference. One involves descriptive and theoretical papers

exploring language and queer theory; the other continues last

year's conversation on language and transgendered experience.

Contact the program committee for more information on those

sessions, or if you have a session you'd like to organize.

Last year's conference had 48 presentations and 135

registered participants. We hope to have a program of

comparable size, and to maintain the person-to-person, no-

attitude atmosphere which has been so valuable to conference

activities in previous years.

To submit an abstract: Please send a 500 word description

of your proposed presentation to the Program Committee at the

s-mail, fax, or e-mail addresses below.

To register for the conference: The registration fee is

$10.00, payable at the door. Preregistration is not required,

though the program committee is glad to hear from intended


Please do contact the program committee in advance, if

you plan to attend the conference and have mobility, hearing,

visual or other special needs.

For more information, contact the Program Committee:

s-mail: Lav Lgs IV, c/o Department of

Anthropology, American University, Washington DC 20016.

telephone/v-mail: 202-885-1831

fax: 202-885-1837

e-mail: wlm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]american/edu.