Special Session on Applied and Theoretical Linguistics

deadline for submissions: 
July 28, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Special Session on Applied and Theoretical Linguistics

Languages simultaneously have the power to reflect the reality that one perceives and also the ability to impact, positively or negatively, the ways in which we understand, conceptualize, and constitute that reality. With this in mind, Thomas Payne (2010) remarked that languages are like rivers: "Every river rises and falls with the seasons, and its path changes from year to year. Sometimes it may be calm and gentle, while other times ranging and violent" (p. 2). As a result, this special session welcomes submissions on any aspect of applied or theoretical linguistics from non-literary perspectives. To this end, abstracts addressing the issue of linguistic (in)security, which is the theme for this year's conference, are especially welcome, though submissions on other topics within linguistics more broadly will also be considered. By July 28, 2023, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, a brief biographical blurb, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Troy E. Spier, Florida A&M University, at troy.spier@famu.edu.


Location: Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center (Atlanta, Georgia)

Dates: November 9-11, 2023

Additional Information: https://samla.memberclicks.net/callsforpapers