From: Anna Belladelli <anna.belladelliunivr.it>
Subject: Symposium on American English(es)
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Symposium on American English(es)
Date: 26-May-2009 - 26-May-2009
Location: Verona, Italy
Contact: Anna Belladelli
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/americanenglishes/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
American English(es): Linguistic and Socio-cultural Perspectives
Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - University of Verona, Italy
This one-day Symposium aims at discussing the linguistic, socio-cultural, and
political role of the theoretically troublesome notions of 'Standard', 'Non-
standard', and 'Sub-standard' varieties of English in the United States of
Papers will be presented which address the following topics:
- Language policies in the USA;
- Non-standard and socially marked lexical categories (e.g. slang,
regionalisms), with a focus on their use in the mass media;
- Varieties of American English that have been, and/or still are, considered as Non-standard or Sub-standard, both institutionally and popularly;
- Social and cultural issues arising from the requirement of Standard American English in educational and professional contexts.
The opening plenary lecture will be delivered by Donaldo Macedo (University of Massachusetts, Boston), who has published extensively on language policy, sociolinguistics, and critical pedagogy.
Anna Belladelli (University of Verona), Roberto Cagliero (University of
Verona), Roberta Facchinetti (University of Verona), Cesare Gagliardi
(University of Verona), Donaldo Macedo (University of Massachusetts, Boston).
Attendance to the symposium is free.
To help us estimate the audience size, we kindly ask you to register before
May, 10th 2009 by sending an e-mail to americanlingue.univr.it. Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants.
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