CFP: Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

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Patricia Donaher

Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics Area
2006 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia - April 12-15, 2006

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
-- animal or extraterrestrial communication;
-- language and education, including pedagogical approaches;
-- gendered communication or other sociolinguistic topics;
-- language and censorship;
-- second language acquisition;
-- any topic that relates to popular linguistics or language attitudes.

See the end of this message for a rundown on last year's paper topics.

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

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 the address below by November 1, 2005. Email submissions
are encouraged.

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

Papers presented last year in the area of Language Attitudes and Popular
Linguistics included the following topics:
-- 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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