[Corpora-List] 3rd CfP: International Conference Language Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts

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THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference

Language Variation and Change (LVC) in Postcolonial Contexts

www.lvc2013.unisa.it

The International Conference on Language Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts will be held on 18th-19th April 2013 at the University of Salerno, Italy.

Submissions are invited for oral presentations on the topics described below. Contributions should focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on current approaches, methods, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, sociolinguistic or corpus-based.

MOTIVATION AND AIMS

The LVC2013 conference aims:

-to create a space for the discussion of new and ongoing research and projects on post-colonial language variation.

-to encourage interactions between researchers with different research perspectives and methodologies.

TOPICS

We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished studies on language variation and change, including, but not limited to:

-language contact issues and their impact on language change

-all aspects of language variation and change in New Varieties of English

- synchronic/diachronic analyses/perspectives in the domain of LVC

-specific issues related to the annotation of corpora for LVC research

-interdisciplinary studies covering different registers and genres in postcolonial contexts

INVITED SPEAKERS (Confirmed so far)

Jack Chambers (University of Toronto)

Gerhard Leitner (Freie Universitšt Berlin)

Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen)

SUBMISSIONS

Oral presentations will be in the form of 20 minute papers with 5 minutes for questions. Reviewing of abstracts will be double-blind. Therefore, the abstract must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Abstracts of no more than 300 words can be submitted until 1st December 2012 and sent as a word attachment to both lvc2013 at unisa.it and rcalabrese at unisa.it

Abstract checklist:

• Title in bold on all copies

• Name, affiliation, address, tel. and e-mail address on separate first page of the electronic copy

• Text: 300 words maximum

• Format: Single spaced, Times New Roman 12, justified

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for paper submission: 1st December

2012

Notification of acceptance: 15th January 2013

Registration: from 1st September 2012 to 16th January 2013

Conference: 18th-19th April 2013

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Rita Calabrese (University of Salerno)

Mikaela Cordisco (University of Salerno)

Rachele De Felice (University College London)

Roberta Facchinetti (University of Verona)

Siria Guzzo (University of Salerno)

Oriana Palusci (University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’)

Katherine E. Russo (University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Paola Attolino (University of Salerno)

Linda Barone (University of Salerno)

Maria Grazia De Meo (University of Salerno)

Ljubica Leone (University of Salerno)

CONFERENCE FEES

90 EUROS

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