End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Oct 1997 to 17 Oct 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 17 Oct 1997 to 18 Oct 1997 There is one message totalling 95 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Language & Law, Sociolinguistic Calls ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 10:05:08 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" Subject: Language & Law, Sociolinguistic Calls ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 14:15:00 +0100 (BST) From: "Max.Travers" To: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utk.edu 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. Yours, Max Travers CALL FOR PAPERS SOCIOLINGUISTICS SESSIONS - RC25 XIV WORLD CONGRESS OF SOCIOLOGY JULY 26-AUGUST 1, 1998 MONTREAL, CANADA 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 directions. 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: Codeswitching 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: