Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics

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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.


This year’s conference will be held in Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2019.


All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database (conference.pcaaca.org).
 Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time.


Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018


Please send all inquiries to:  

James G. Mitchell, Ph.D.

 Salve Regina University



Area chairs