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Sat Feb 26 2011

Calls: Socioling, Anthroling, General Ling/Poland

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Message 1: Languages in Contact 2011
Date: 25-Feb-2011
From: Jacek Mianowski <jacek.mianowskigmail.com>
Subject: Languages in Contact 2011
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Full Title: Languages in Contact 2011
Short Title: LIC

Date: 11-Jun-2011 - 12-Jun-2011
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Contact Person: Anna Zasłona Piotr P. Chruszczewski
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.wsf.edu.pl/37138.xml

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

On behalf of Committee of Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Wroclaw Branch) and Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw we would like to cordially invite you participate in the 2011's edition of Languages in Contact conference, held in Wroclaw, Poland, June 11-12.

Venue: The National Labour Inspectorate Training Centre in Wrocław, ul. Mikołaja Kopernika 5

Organized by:

Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Elzbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Andrei Avram (Bucharest University, Romania)
Camelia M. Cmeciu (Danubius University at Galati, Romania)
Aleksander Szwedek (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Richard L. Lanigan (International Communicology Institute, USA)

Selected Conference Topics:

Conceptions about the origin of language and languages
Endangered and vanishing languages
The ecology of minority languages
Anthropological linguistics
Cultural patterns in discursive practices
Folk-linguistics and folk-anthropology
Mechanisms of language change (and language death)
The description and classification (genetic, aerial, typological) of the languages of the world
The ethnography of communication
Studies of pidgin, creole and mixed languages
The origins and spread of writing systems
Field linguistics

Call for Papers:

'The attempts to classify mankind are numerous.'
Franz Boas, (1911: 6) "Introduction." [In:] The Handbook of American Indian Languages. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletin 40, 1-95.

'Of all aspects of culture, it is a fair guess that language was the first to receive a highly developed form and that its essential perfection is a prerequisite to the development of culture as a whole.'
Edward Sapir, (1937: 155) "Language." [In:] Edwin A. Seligman (editor-in-chief) Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences. Vol. 9; New York: Macmillan, 155-169.

'1. The discipline of linguistics will continue to contribute studies of the history, structure, and use of languages; 2. in other disciplines, linguistic concepts and practices will be qualified, reinterpreted, subsumed, and perhaps sometimes re-diffused in changed form into linguistics; 3. linguistics will remain the discipline for coordinating knowledge about verbal behavior from the viewpoint of language itself."
Dell H. Hymes, (1962: 13) "The Ethnography of Speaking." [In:] T. Galdwin, William Sturtevant (eds.) Anthropology and Human Behavior. Washington, D.C.: The Anthropological Society of Washington, 13-53.

'The possibility of insult and of humor based on linguistic choices means that members agree on the underlying rules of speech and on the social meaning of linguistic features.'
Susan M. Ervin-Tripp, (1964: 93) "Sociolinguistics." [In:] Leonard Berkovitz (ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Vol 4. New York: Academic Press, 93-107.

'As culture contact is perhaps the most common vector of culture change, the nature of this contact is often manifested in linguistic change.'
Willam A. Foley, (1997: 384) Anthropological Linguistics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

'(…) Linguistic anthropology is a distinct discipline that deserves to be studied for its past accomplishments as much as for the vision of the future presented in the work of a relatively small but active group of interdisciplinary researchers.'
Alessandro Duranti, (1997: 1) Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

'The development of a comprehensive written visual language caused civilization to grow more complex. (…) Literacy gives cultures the privilege of knowing the past.'
Denise Schmandt-Besserat, (2007: 105) When Writing Met Art. From Symbol to Story. Austin: University of Texas Press.

The conference will consist of keynote lectures and parallel paper sessions. The language of the conference will be English.

Selected and reviewed conference papers, after the acceptance of the editor, will be collected and published as one of our book series Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia.

Important Dates:

Closing date for the submission of abstracts: April 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2011
Registration fee should be sent by: May 15, 2011

Submission of Proposals and Registration:

Please send a 400-500 word abstract for a 30-minute paper (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) by April, 15, 2011 at conferencewsf.edu.pl

Paper proposals should include the following elements:

Paper title
Author(s) name
Author(s) institution affiliation, address, and contact e-mail
Abstract text (max. 400-500 words)
Times New Roman font size 12 pt.
A Microsoft Word 2003 file

Conference Fee:

390 PLN (approx. 98 EUR) (conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch and banquet included)

The conference fee should be paid by May 15, 2011 to the following account of the Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław:

Account Holder: Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna we Wrocławiu
Bank: Raiffeisen Bank Polska S. A.
Account No (IBAN): PL 23 1750 1064 0000 0000 0856 4167
Please make sure to include your name and the conference title (Languages in Contact) in the description of the bank transfer.
The conference fee does not include travel and accommodation costs.

Important Information:

We recommend Hotel Park by the conference venue
Contact details:
Conference secretary - Anna Zasłona
e-mail: a.zaslonawsf.edu.pl
phone: +48 71 395 84 73

Honorary Patronage:

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch
Rector of the Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Stanisław Prędota (Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch; University of Wrocław & Opole University)
Prof. Zdzisław Wąsik (Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław; The
Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych, Adam
Mickiewicz University in Poznań & Kolegium Karkonoskie in Jelenia Góra)
Prof. Piotr P. Chruszczewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch;
University of Wrocław & Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław)

Organizing Committee:

Anna Zasłona
Jacek Mianowski
Piotr P. Chruszczewski

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