CFP: [African-American] Announcement

full name / name of organization: 
Terri Pantuso
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7-8 March 2008
Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
The African American Women’s Language Conference will enable:
• Scholars to gain a broader, more interdisciplinary understanding
of language use in the African American community by women as well as the
ever more needed educational, sociocultural, and ecological aspects of
• Scholars of language variation in American English and scholars
in language variation in the Americas to look at African American
Language (AAL) and AAWL more globally in order to understand the dynamic
and still uncertain relationship between them and other varieties of
language in the Americas.
• Members of the academic community and the general public who
attend the conference to understand the importance of Black women’s
language use in not only the African American community but also other
communities of language variation based on demographic and historical
• Linguists and scholars in general to find ways to better
disseminate scholarship on AAWL to the public.

Select Featured Speakers are:
Renee Blake, New York University Joycelyn Moody, UTSA
Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College Marcyliena Morgan, Harvard U
Anne Charity, William & Mary Iyabo Osiapem, William & Mary
Charles DeBose, California State U-Eastbay Jacquelyn Rahman, Miami
of Ohio U
Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, North Carolina State U Calaya Reid, Clark
Atlanta U
Adrienne Dixson, The Ohio State University Elaine Richardson, The
Ohio State U
Shelome Gooden, U Pittsburgh Angela Rickford, San Jose State U
Lisa Green, U Massachusetts-Amherst John Rickford, Stanford U
Lanita Jacobs-Huey, U Southern California Arthur K. Spears, CUNY-
City College
Margaret Jones, U Nebraska-Omaha Denise E. Troutman, Michigan
State U
Andrea Kortenhoven, Calvin College Alicia Beckford-Wassink, U

If you would like more information about this conference, please visit
our website at URL:

You may also contact the conference organizer for additional information:
Sonja L. Lanehart
Phone: 210-458-6610

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