CFP: [General] MLA 2010/Philadelphia Division on Language Change

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Felicia Jean Steele
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The MLA Division on Language Change invites submissions for three sessions
at the January 2010 MLA in Philadelphia. Two sessions invite papers that
deal with the following topics: language change and online discourse,
language change in progress, language change and literary texts, new
directions with electronic text databases. Papers may be on any aspect of
language change at any linguistic level (phonological, morphological,
syntactic, pragmatic, semantic, stylistic) in any modern language in any
period. Papers on such topics as attitudes towards change, pedagogical
approaches to language change, and theories of change are also welcome.

One session invites papers that reflect on the theoretical implications of
sociolinguistic examinations of ongoing linguistic changes on historical
changes in any language.

Papers must take no more than 20 minutes to present, in order to leave
ample time for discussion of all papers in each session. All persons
presenting papers at the MLA convention must be current members of the MLA
by April 1. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to Felicia
Jean Steele at The College of New Jersey by March 15, 2009, at

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