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LINGUIST List 22.792

Wed Feb 16 2011

Calls: French, Italian, Ling & Literature, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Megan Oprea , FIGSO: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference

Message 1: FIGSO: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference
Date: 14-Feb-2011
From: Megan Oprea <FIGSO2011gmail.com>
Subject: FIGSO: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference
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Full Title: FIGSO: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference

Date: 15-Apr-2011 - 16-Apr-2011
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact Person: Megan Oprea
Meeting Email: FIGSO2011gmail.com
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/figsocontrasts/

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)
French (fra)

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

FIGSO 2011: 'Contrasts: Literary and Linguistic Development through Difference'
University of Texas at Austin
French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
April 15-16, 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Zsuzsanna Fagyal (French linguistics; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Michael Syrimis (Italian studies; Tulane University)

The French and Italian Graduate Student Organization is proud to announce its
8th annual Graduate Student Conference. Contrasts in literature and language
exist because they arise from the contrastive nature of human cognition and
social organizations. An exploration of these differences can broaden our
understanding of literature and language, and aid in the development of
linguistic and literary theory.

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers that focus on various manifestations of contrasts in French
and Italian linguistics and literature.

Possible topics may address:

- Literary and linguistic differences between dialects
- Marked transformations in an author's body of work/Unexpected or sudden
changes in an intellectual's ideology
- Differences in the internal cognitive state of adults vs. children during
language learning
- Distribution of linguistic forms in different text-types
- Literary changes in gender studies (normativity, performance)
- Linguistic gender roles
- Characterizations of speech and comprehension in language learners vs. native
- Ante and post bellum literature
- Debates between intellectuals or theorists
- Geographical divisions and their cultural, linguistic and economic implications
- Changing theoretical currents
- The differences in language use in pre and post mass media culture
- Differences in linguistic and literary trends pre and post standardization of
the language

Please send an abstract in English of no more than 500 words to
FIGSO2011gmail.com before March 1, 2011. Be sure to include your name,
affiliation, and contact information in the abstract and place your subject area
(French Linguistics, Italian Linguistics, French Literature, Italian Literature)
in the subject line of your email.
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