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Identity and Language Conference

Status: CfP Call for Paper
I-mean 3, Identity and Language Conference
UWE, Bristol

The third i-mean conference will address the relationship between language and identity.
Following the imean tradition, we seek to explore ways in which researchers can fruitfully work across methodological and disciplinary boundaries. We also welcome scholars from other disciplines who have an interest in the links between language and identity.
The conference aims to explore whether and to what extent bringing together different methodological and theoretical approaches can:
- Enhance understanding of identity attribution in interaction
- Lead to theoretically robust methodological innovation
Exploring how speakers use language to claim an identity has been explored but also challenged in the various traditions (ranging from mainstream sociolinguistic theory to linguistic anthropology). In the broadly defined field of sociolinguistics there are many conceptualisations of -identity'. Through language we actively construct and negotiate our self and social identities. It is through language that we index, directly and indirectly, who we are/how we wish to be perceived and where we (want to) belong. We see identity as (not exclusively but to a large extent) a linguistic phenomenon, dynamic and constantly evolving.
Papers are invited from researchers working across different linguistic fields and traditions, focusing on any aspect of language and identity.
Main conference themes:
- Constructionist and post modern approaches to identity
- Identity in spoken interaction: methodologies and methods
-Three waves of variation studies
- Variation, identity and language change, revisited
- Multimodal approaches
- The relationship between role and identity
- Culture, language(s) and identity
- Identity Theory and Social Theory

Plenary speakers:
Dawn Archer
Nik Coupland
Lorenza Mondada
Ben Rampton
Ruth Wodak

Submission Details: Abstracts of no more than 350 words (max and including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 5th of February. Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s).

To submit an abstract please use the following web-service: http://linguistlist.org/confservices/imean2013

In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact
imean@uwe.ac.uk and: Jo.Angouri@uwe.ac.uk or Kate.Beeching@uwe.ac.uk  for any further details.

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