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LINGUIST List 22.505

Sat Jan 29 2011

Calls: Sociolinguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Robert Lawson , Birmingham Cityscapes

Message 1: Birmingham Cityscapes
Date: 27-Jan-2011
From: Robert Lawson <robert.lawsonbcu.ac.uk>
Subject: Birmingham Cityscapes
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Full Title: Birmingham Cityscapes

Date: 18-Jun-2011 - 18-Jun-2011
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Robert Lawson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/pme/school-of-english/research/birmingham-cityscapes

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

Engaging with current issues facing urban research in Birmingham, the Birmingham Cityscapes conference will provide a forum for academics, scholars, practitioners, community leaders and local residents to discuss urban research in the city, with a special focus on inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches. The conference will explore urban research from a number of angles, while also addressing the perceived disconnect between those driving change in the city and those researching the experience of the individual in an urban environment. The conference also aims to facilitate the development of new research networks and will provide an opportunity for theoretical and applied knowledge transfer across the public, private, voluntary, and academic sectors.

Call for Papers:

This conference aims to stimulate dialogue, so papers are invited from both established and merging academic researchers and active practitioners. Papers which centre on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to urban research, impact-driven research, or community-level projects, are particularly welcome. Possible themes include (but are not limited to):

- The use of urban spaces
- Community relations in the city
- Urban regeneration and development
- Representations of the city in the media
- Crime and deviancy
- Urban art and design
- Urban language and city narratives

Papers should be 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for questions. Each author may submit a maximum of one individual abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the Birmingham Cityscapes panel. There will be a prize for best post-graduate paper.

Abstracts (maximum of 300 words, excluding references) are invited by 1 March 2011. Please email abstracts as a Word or PDF attachment to cityscapesbcu.ac.uk with the title 'Cityscapes Abstract' in the subject line. Abstracts should contain no identifying information. Author(s) information including name, institution or affiliation, and e-mail address should be included in the body of the e-mail. Notification of acceptance will be by 18 March 2011.

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