CALL FOR PAPERS
The Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics Area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking presentations on any language attitude or language-related popular culture topic, such as:
- the language attitudes of X (for example, new baby greeting cards, truck drivers, student writers, first generation immigrants, etc.)
- issues with prescriptivism
- language and advertising or other media;
- professional, corporate, or other industry-related language;
- dialect, code-switching, or historical studies of language and language attitudes;
- animal or extraterrestrial communication;
- language and education, including pedagogical approaches;
- gendered communication or other sociolinguistic topics;
- language and popular literature or television/film
- language and censorship;
- first and second language acquisition;
- any topic that relates to popular linguistics or language attitudes.
When I vet proposals, I look for coherence of idea and a strong connection to either attitudinal studies of language or to popular studies of language. Proposals should be detailed enough to suggest you have a clear grasp of where your research is heading you, but please keep proposals under 500 words, irrespective of any references.
Presentation length is 15 to 20 minutes (about 3200-3700 words), with four presenters per 90 minute session.
Please send all inquires to:
Salve Regina University