Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 10:05:08 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Language & Law, Sociolinguistic Calls

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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 14:15:00 +0100 (BST)

From: "Max.Travers" mtrave01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]


Subject: Research Committee on Sociolinguistics

TO: Bethany Dumas

Department of English,

University of Tennessee.

Dear Bethany,

I got your address from ethno/CA news on the world wide web.

I am organising a session on "Language and Law" in the World Congress of

Sociology, to be held in Montreal next July.

I am interested in including papers from a range of traditions including

conversation analysis and ethnomethodology, the ethnography of

communication, critical discourse analysis and mainstream sociolinguistics.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in giving a paper, could

you ask them to send me abstracts by 31st November?

I have attached a general call for papers for the sociolinguistics sessions

which might also be of interest. Do you know of any lists we could use

to publicise these to people with sociolinguistic interests?

Thanks for your help.


Max Travers




JULY 26-AUGUST 1, 1998


The Research Committee on Sociolinguistics will have 15 2-hour sessions at

the XIV WORLD CONGRESS OF SOCIOLOGY, sponsored by the International

Sociological Association, from July 26-August 1, 1998, in Montreal, Canada.

In addition to papers from across the sociolinguistic spectrum, the ISA

special focus is on the past, present, and future state of the

discipline. A special session of RC25 will be devoted to an overview of

sociolinguistics: a retrospective, state of the art, and future


DEADLINE November 31

Abstracts of 200-250 words are encouraged now and should be sent by

Email to the address below. A hard copy should follow. The program

committee will reply within a short time.

In Montreal, RC25 will have a reception/business meeting in one of

the conference hotels. Materials on the program, hotels, registration

fees and so on will be available soon and mailed to those interested.

Any topic in sociolinguistics is appropriate.

Topics which have already been submitted include sociolinguistics and:


Communicating across generations

Cultural and language diffusion

Ethnocultural factors

Gender-related issues

Health-care issues

Language and Law

Language policy

Minority languages

Personal identity

Theoretical constructions

Various interactional situations

Work-related issues

and others

Each of the 15 2-hour session will have 6-8 papers. Ordinarily the length

will be 15-20 minutes.

Email, FAX, or mail abstracts, inquiries and suggestions to:

Bates L. Hoffer, 1st VP, RC25/ Institute for Cross-Cultural Research/

Trinity University #47/ 715 Stadium Drive/ San Antonio TX 78212-7200

USA/ Tel: (210) 736-7369 Fax: (210) 736-7578/ Email: bighof[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]