The Many Tongues of Talk and Tale Event: 02/12/2016 - 02/13/2016 Abstract: 11/01/2015

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The University of Alabama Languages Conference

The graduate students of The University of Alabama's Department of Modern Languages & Classics, in collaboration with the graduate students of the Department of English and the TESOL program, invite papers for our sixth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference entitled "The Many Tongues of Talk and Tale" to be held February 12-13, 2016 at The Ferguson Center of The University of Alabama.


Proposals about all languages are welcome in, but are not strictly limited to, the following topic strands:


• Language as presented in literature, film and music
• Voices in literature
• Feminism, gender identity
• Alterity
• Storytelling, mythology, memory
• L1, L2, L3 acquisition and pedagogy
• Languages in contact
• Historical and comparative linguistics
• Non-verbal communication; sign language


Proposals are invited for individual papers or presentations of 20 minutes in length. Please email abstracts in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French of up to 500 words as a Word document attachment to

Please include the following information for each presenter:

• Name, Affiliation, E-mail address
• Title of presentation
• Multimedia requests, if any

Suggestions for panels of three or four presenters are especially encouraged. Along with a description of the panel proposed, please submit one panel proposal accompanied by individual abstracts for all presenters and provide the professional information requested above for each member.
The deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2015.