update ISLE-2 June 17-21, 2011

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Eugene Green/ International Society for the Linguistics of English
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Call for Proposals: Workshops, Talks, and Poster Sessions

Eugene Green and Bruce Fraser of The New England Committee (isle2wtp@bu.edu) are glad to respond to preliminary inquiries.

ISLE2’s First Call for Proposals on Workshops and Abstracts on Talks and Poster Sessions now has a deadline of 30 September 2010 for all submissions.
Workshop Proposals

The New England Committee invites workshop proposals that address approaches applicable to one or more fields of linguistic analysis.

This call for proposals aims at continuing the tradition of excellence established in Freiburg, 2008. The workshops at ISLE1 had clear themes, almost all the talks offered complementing one another. For example, the workshop on Linguistic Methodology included approaches to corpora and text: techniques for compilation, quantitative analyses, lexical sampling, identifying phrasal units, and framing patterns of pragmatic exchange. The group of eight talks for this workshop also sparked many questions and ideas for further study across genres, dialects, varieties, both current and past. ISLE2 plans to offer a platform for on-going explorations in methodology, generated at ISLE1 or elsewhere.

While there is a preference for workshops on method, ISLE2 also welcomes excellent proposals on other themes.

The Organizing Committee and the Executive Board of ISLE suggest the following format in drafting a proposal:

1. a 2-page exposition of the theme(s) that the workshop will address, including where appropriate, reference to specific corpora or texts for analysis;
2. a 1-page bibliography;
3. an estimate of the likely number of talks that the workshop will encompass;
4. a list of participants and their affiliations (if already known);
5. list of equipment needed for presentation.
6. length of papers (up to twenty minutes plus ten minutes for discussion), and length of the workshop (up to three hours and a half to four hours. There may be a coffee break or even a lunch break.)

Participants planning panels and workshops should contact Eugene Green and Bruce Fraser at isle2wtp@bu.edu .
Talks and Poster Sessions

The New England Committee in New England invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Separate poster sessions (each lasting thirty minutes) will allow presenters to discuss their research with delegates.

In aiming at some coherence for the talks and poster sessions at the meeting, the Committee has a preference for abstracts centered on any of the following fields: corpus linguistics, typology, perceptual dialectology, and pragmatics. These fields include such topics as regional, social, and cultural patterns in dialects, varieties, and Standard English, patterns of exchange in written and oral registers, phonological change, and metrics from Old English on. Though the listed fields and topics are preferred, the committee welcomes excellent presentations on other issues too. Abstracts should include:

1. a 1-page exposition of the theme for the talk or poster session;
2. a brief, supportive bibliography;
3. a list of equipment needed for presentation.

Please submit two copies of your abstract as an email attachment (in plain text or PDF format). One attachment should contain only the proposal or abstract, the other only the author and title of the proposal or abstract. Your proposal should be sent to Eugene Green and Bruce Fraser at the following address: isle2wtp@bu.edu.

All speakers at the conference must be members of ISLE.

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