The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is pleased to partner with the organizers of the biennial conference, Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL), to sponsor a special thread on the **Historical Sociolinguistics of English** at the upcoming SHEL-12 at the University of Washington on 19-21 May 2022.
For this special SHEL-12 historical sociolinguistic thread, NARNiHS welcomes abstracts in all areas of English historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical English language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of English language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. A wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope in the study of the historical sociolinguistics of English.
Abstracts for the NARNiHS thread will be evaluated on the following criteria: - explicit discussion of which theoretical frameworks, methodological protocols, and analytical strategies are being applied or critiqued; - sufficient (if brief) presentation of data sources and examples to allow reviewers a clear understanding of the scope and claims of the research; - clear articulation of how the research advances knowledge in the historical sociolinguistics of English.
The official Call for Papers for SHEL-12, including abstract format and submission information, is included below. We look forward to receiving your abstracts by the **submission deadline: 01 November 2021**.
*** Second circular: CFP Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL-12, 2022) ***.
SHEL-12 website: https://depts.washington.edu/shel12/ .
Please join us in Seattle for the twelfth meeting of SHEL on **May 19-21, 2022**. SHEL has been meeting biennially for two decades; it is the preeminent gathering in North America that examines the English language and its history. The conference is returning to the University of Washington after 20 years, and we are excited to welcome you back.
Conference highlights include plenary lectures to be given by Anne Curzan (University of Michigan), Mark Liberman (University of Pennsylvania), and Haruko Momma (New York University).
We invite abstracts and proposals for all linguistic approaches and methodological perspectives on the History of the English Language, and welcome presentations on all varieties of English and chronological periods of the language. We hope to have several threads/workshops included in the conference program:
- Historical English Sociolinguistics. Organizers: North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) (NARNiHistSoc at gmail.com). For more info, see https://narnihs.org/?page_id=8 - English and Empire. Organizers: David West Brown (dwb2 at andrew.cmu.edu) and Taryn Hakala (taryn.hakala at csuci.edu). - HEL and Writing Studies. Organizers: Chris C. Palmer (cpalme20 at kennesaw.edu) and Amanda Sladek (sladekam at unk.edu). View the full CFP at https://bit.ly/HELWriting. - Advocacy in HEL and HEL as Advocacy for the Humanities. Organizers: K. Aaron Smith (kasmit3 at ilstu.edu) and Susan Kim (smkim2 at ilstu.edu). - Teaching the Future of English: Pedagogy in the HEL Course. Organizers: Melinda Menzer (Melinda.Menzer at furman.edu) and Felicia Jean Steele (steele at tcnj.edu).
==> Deadline for abstracts: Nov 1, 2021 <==.
Submission procedure: Please submit proposals to SHEL12 at uw.edu. Indicate A/V needs on the cover email.
1. regular submissions (20 minute papers): please submit an abstract of no more than 1 page. 2. threads: If you are interested in participating in one of the proposed threads above, please indicate that in your email. Please submit an abstract of no more than 1 page. You can feel free to contact the session organizer in addition to submitting to the conference email. If you are interested in convening a workshop or thread of related papers, please contact the organizers as soon as possible to discuss a proposal.
We will provide information about accommodation, schedule, and registration on the conference website (http://depts.washington.edu/shel12/). Please send questions to SHEL12 at uw.edu .
We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle!
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