CFP: (En)compass(ing) Language in Linguistics (grad) (12/18/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

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Brandon Hernsberger
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Call for Papers from Graduate Students


"En(compass)ing Language: Interplay Within English Studies"


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

March 31st through April 1st


Sponsored by: Texas Tech University's Graduate English Society

Co-Chairs: Brandon Hernsberger and Elizabeth Porter


Address: GES Conference

                                    Texas Tech University

                                    Department of English, Box 43091

                                    Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091



The 11th Annual Graduate English Society Conference will be held March 31st-April 1st, 2006 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The theme of this year's conference, "En(compass)ing Language: Interplay within English Studies," reminds us that the interaction between participants in the various fields of English studies produces new ideas and foundations on which to build our future research. We hope that this conference will encourage this type of camaraderie.


The Linguistics Area Chair, Joel Schmit (, welcomes proposals (250-word abstracts) from graduate students exploring the following issues relating to Linguistics:

• Phonetics, Phonology and Poetry—A Linguistic Approach to the Study of Literature
• First Language Acquisition—Investigating the Mind through the Development

     of Language in Children
• A Question of Method—Scientific vs. Philosophical Approaches to Language


Deadline for submissions: December 18, 2005.


We are please to welcome Dr. Thomas Nunnally of Auburn University as keynote speaker. Dr. Nunnally is co-editor of From the Gulf States and Beyond: The Legacy of Lee Pederson and LAGS and Language Variety in the South Revisited as well as articles and essays related to the study of sociolinguistic forces behind dialect change and lexical change. The keynote speech will be delivered Saturday, April 1st at noon and will be followed by a question and answer session.


The Texas Tech GES Conference has been pleased to welcome students from throughout the United States, as well as countries abroad. We are looking forward to sharing research and fostering discussion among students. Lodging and registration details will be available on the GES Conference website.

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