12 December 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: 18th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture

18th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
May 10-12, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles

Presented by The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student Association (CLIC-GSA) at the University of California, Los Angeles and The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization Graduate Student Association (LISO-GSA) at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Plenary Speakers

• Penelope Eckert, Anthropology and Linguistics, Stanford University
• William Hanks, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
• Jenny Mandelbaum, Communication, Rutgers University
• Cheryl Mattingly, Anthropology and Occupational Science and Therapy, University of Southern California

Submissions should address topics at the intersection of language, interaction, and culture. Approaches include, but are not limited to, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, ethnomethodology, interactional sociolinguistics, language ideologies, and language socialization.

Abstracts for presentations and posters are welcome from graduate students and faculty. Presentations that include video and/or audio recordings of naturalistic interaction are encouraged. Speakers will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. A subset of papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, Crossroads of Language, Interaction, and Culture, Volume 9, 2012.

Abstracts are due no later than Friday, January 20, 2012, by electronic submission only. The submission guidelines are provided below and on the CLIC-GSA website (http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/CLIC-GSA/).

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted through the CLIC-GSA website (http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/CLIC-GSA/callforpapers.htm). Please provide the following information:

• Whether the abstract is for a presentation or a poster
• The name(s) of the author(s)
• The affiliation(s) of the author(s)
• The preferred mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address for notification
• The title of the paper
• An abstract no longer than 500 words
• Any additional comments

Abstracts should clearly state the main point or argument of the paper; briefly discuss the problem or research question with reference to previous research and the work’s relevance to developments in the field; and may include a short example to support the main point or argument. Conclusions should be stated, however tentative.

Abstracts should be accessible to a wide audience, as they will be reviewed by scholars from a variety of language-related fields, such as anthropology, applied linguistics, education, and sociology. Presentations and posters will be accepted based on reviewers’ evaluations of the anonymous abstracts.

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Friday, January 20, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or nonacceptance will be sent via e-mail in March 2012.

Conference registration is free and will be accessible at the CLIC-GSA website: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/CLIC-GSA/registration.htm

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