Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 09:52:06 -0500 From: Shari Kendall Subject: Call for papers- GLS conference on discourse *************Please circulate************** CALL FOR PAPERS The Georgetown Linguistics Society presents DISCOURSE AS MOSAIC linguistic re/production of identities & ideologies GLS 1996 October 11-13, 1996 at Georgetown University DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS AND SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS: MARCH 18, 1996 Plenary Speakers * Livia Polanyi * Susan Philips * William O'Barr * * 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. SUBMISSIONS. 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 addresses, phone number, and institutional affiliation. In addition, please submit a 100 word summary of your 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 addresses, phone number, and institutional affiliation. In addition, please submit a 100 word summary of the entire symposium for the conference program. 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 E-mail: gls[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] WWW: