Writing in Non-Standard English ESSE 2014 Kosice, Slovakia Deadline: 28 February 2014

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European Society for the Study of English

The workshop "Writing in Non-Standard English" will be held within the 12th ESSE conference in Košice, Slovakia.
Convenors: Jane Hodson (Sheffield, UK), Linda Pillière (Aix-Marseille University) Isabelle Roblin (ULCO, Francd)

In recent years, the once firmly held opinion that English is a homogeneous language has been called into question by linguists and literary scholars alike. This seminar will bring together researchers in literature, stylistics and linguistics to share and compare methodologies for analyzing the representation of non-standard English in literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. Topics will include the role of non-standard English in literary texts, reader-response to non-standard English in literary texts, the ideological implications of representing non-standard English, the diverse literary and linguistic strategies used by writers to represent non-standard varieties, and the relevance of linguistic verisimilitude when analyzing literary dialects
Participants are invited to submit 200-word abstracts to all convenors.
Important Dates:
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2014
Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts: 31 March 2014

Jane Hodson Email: j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk
Linda Pillière Email: linda.pilliere@univ-amu.fr
Isabelle Roblin Email: isabelle.roblin@univ-littoral.fr