CFP: Lang Attitudes and Pop Ling (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Trish Donaher

CALL FOR PAPERS! - Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics Area
2007 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts - April 4-7, 2007

The Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics Area of the Popular
Culture Association is seeking presentations on any language-related
popular culture topic, such as:
-- language and advertising or other media;
-- professional, corporate, or other industry-related language;
-- dialect, code-switching, or historical studies of language and
language attitudes;
-- animal or extraterrestrial communication;
-- language and education, including pedagogical approaches;
-- gendered communication or other sociolinguistic topics;
-- language and censorship;
-- first and second language acquisition;
-- any topic that relates to popular linguistics or language

See the end of this message for a rundown on past paper topics.

Paper length is 15 to 20 minutes, with four presenters per 90 minute

Send your presentation title and abstract (of up to 200 words), along
with your name, position/title, school/work address, phone number, and
email address to me at by November 1, 2006.
For more information, feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Patricia Donaher, Ph.D.
Area Chair, Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics
Assistant Professor of English
Dept of English
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507

For further information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA
website at Topics in preceding years
included the following:
-- language in the television series Firefly
-- linguistic alternations in the lyrics of Hank Williams, Sr.
-- language attitudes in female pop vocals
-- use of English and French in point of purchase advertising
-- "with" constructions in the Minnesota English dialect
-- language attitudes in the New South
-- the dynamics of verbal aggression
-- male bonding through language
-- dumb blonde jokes
-- the language of the French rap group IAM
-- language attitudes in cartoons
-- effects of instant messaging on student writing
-- language on The Jerry Springer Show
-- the language of technological crises
-- a linguistic analysis of the Kerry and Bush acceptance speeches
-- translation and diplomacy during the American Revolution
-- the language of financial statements

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