"Language Speaks Us" CFP, Puerto Rico, 14-15 March 2014

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College English Association—Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter welcomes proposals for presentations in English (20-minute papers) for our 2014 conference, which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, on 14-15 March 2014. The title is "Language Speaks Us" and the topic is Language(s) and Identity. This event will be an opportunity to discuss the ways in which texts are conceived, nurtured and produced, and received by the public, in both historical and contemporary contexts. "Text" is to be interpreted broadly and comprises literature, nonfiction, essays, advertisements, maps, music, film, poetry, tweets, visual and performing arts, facebook posts, SMS and IMs, and many other tracts. Conference papers will be considered for publication in a volume of essays.

See: http://blogs.uprm.edu/ceacc/cfp/

We welcome abstracts in Humanistic/Social Science fields and subdisciplines, as individual papers or panels of 2-4 scholars. Submit inquiries and abstracts of 100-200 words in the body of an e-mail message (not an attachment) by 30 September 2013 to cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

-Mono/Multilingualism, Authenticity, and Identity
-Linguistic Anomalies in Multilingual Societies
-Language-Education in Multicultural Classrooms
-Institutional Hierarchies and Language Policies
-Literary Canon(s) and Community Identity
-Language and Community
-Constructing Community through Print-texts
-Language and Coding in Transnational Texts
-Contact Zone, Borderlands, and Languages
-Code-Switching, Language Transfer
-Cross-meaning Language in Literature/Film
-Accents, Dialogue, and Slang in Literature/Film
-Language in Construction of Multiple Histories
-Multilingual Literatures
-Resistance and Domination through Language
-Pedagogy and Digital Education in Multilingual Cultures
-The Multilingual Book Trade (Historical and Contemporary)
-Multi or Mono-Linguistic Policies in Public Spaces (signs, monuments, documents)

About the CEA-CC:
The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean Chapter has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of "English" for over forty years. The annual CEA-CC conferences focus on themes related to print-culture, publishing, linguistics, literary studies, higher education, and other related disciplines. These scholarly meetings have successfully brought together academics from the Caribbean and throughout the world, providing a forum for many topics of interest and relevance to its members and to the region.