Date: 07-Mar-2013 - 10-Mar-2013
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Ruth Kramer
Meeting Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2013/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Other Specialty: African Languages
Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2012
The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2013 (GURT) and the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will convene jointly at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The conference theme is 'African Languages: Specifics and Universals' and the conference will take place from March 7-10, 2013.
Call for Papers:
GURT 2013 / ACAL 44 will bring together researchers on African languages and linguistics from around the world, with an emphasis on exploring both the broad and the narrow aspects of African languages through the theme 'African Languages: Specifics and Universals.' The organizers invite anonymous abstracts for 20-minute papers (additional time will be allowed for questions) and for posters as well. Proposals will be blind reviewed for their originality, quality, and breadth of relevance.
We welcome abstracts that address the theme or any topic relating to African languages and linguistics. Such topics include but are not limited to:
Language acquisition (i.e., first, second, or additional language)
Pidgin and Creole languages
All abstracts should be in English with glosses or translations for words or examples in any other language. Each abstract, including the title and any data in figures or tables, must not exceed 500 words. Each abstract must also be accompanied by a summary of 100 words.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the conference's website:
Individuals who do not have regular web access may submit one copy of their abstract and summary by regular mail on a compact disc or thumb drive. Faxes will not be accepted. To mail a compact disc or thumb drive containing your abstract, please use the following address:
Department of Linguistics
1437 37th Street NW
Poulton Hall 240
Washington, DC 20057-1051
Call deadline: November 15, 2012. Please be advised that late submissions may not be considered. Because of visa requirements, prospective international participants are urged to submit their abstracts at the earliest date possible.
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2012 (GURT 2012) will be held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The conference entitled "Measured Language: Quantitative Approaches to Acquisition, Assessment, Processing and Variation" will take place from March 8th to 11th of 2012.
Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Penelope Eckert, Stanford University
Nick Ellis, University of Michigan
Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University
Steven Ross, University of Maryland
Call for Papers
GURT 2012 will bring together researchers presenting replicable methodologies for quantitatively analyzing different facets of language, with an emphasis on sharing and incorporating perspectives and findings across a diverse range of linguistic inquiry. Proposals will be blind reviewed for their originality, quality, and breadth of relevance. In addition, colloquium proposals will be evaluated for the coherence and complementarity of their individual presentations. Presenters will be invited to submit written versions of their presentations for inclusion in a volume of selected proceedings.
We invite proposals relevant to quantitative analyses of all aspects of language, but particularly:
First and Second Language Acquisition Assessment of Language Learning
Natural Language Processing Dialect and Register Variation
Corpus Linguistics Crosscultural Communication
Discourse Analysis Forensic Linguistics
Identity and Indexicality Language and Gender
New Ways of Analyzing Variation returns to its birthplace at Georgetown University! This special anniversary conference, hosted by the Georgetown University Linguistics Department, will take place 27-30 October, 2011.
All sociolinguists are interested in language variation. Some of us are counting and some of us are not, but all of us count. NWAV 40 aims to celebrate the quantitative, qualitative and eclectic approaches to the study of language variation and change that have given us so much insight over the decades, and to encourage further research from a wide range of perspectives, thereby further deepening our understanding of how language reflects and shapes personal identities, interpersonal interactions, group memberships, and social orders.
NWAV40 is proud to feature the following plenary speakers:
Deborah Schiffrin, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University
William Labov, Professor of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
All-Star Plenary Panel:
The Origins, Development, and Future of NWAV and Variation Analysis
Penelope Eckert, Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Shana Poplack, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English, North Carolina State University
John R. Rickford, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University
The first Georgetown University Linguistic Landscapes Symposium (GULLS) is a conference that will address issues in one of the newest fields of linguistics. Linguistic landscapes deals with the use of language and text in public space, from analyzing the content of signs at protests, to the use of different languages on flyers and posters in multilingual environments, to the construction of authority (and resistance to authority) through text displays. This student-run event on the subject will be held in memory of Professor Ron Scollon, a Georgetown linguist whose work laid the foundation for some of this cutting-edge research.
GULLS will be held on April 15, 2011, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, in ICC 450 (morning session) and White-Gravenor 311 (afternoon session). In addition to projects presented by students and researchers from all over the world, there will be plenaries by Elana Shohamy (University of Tel Aviv) and Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University), as well as a panel on applying "LL" research with Cecilia Castillo-Ayometzi (Georgetown University), Jennifer Leeman (George Mason University), and Galey Modan (Ohio State University). Prizes will be awarded for research, and refreshments will be provided all day. Please come join us, and take part in the inaugural year of what we hope will be an event to look forward to in years to come!
For pre-registration and other information, please see the GULLS website at http://www7.georgetown.edu/students/gjn5.
Organizers: Greg Niedt + Corinne Seals
Now accepting calls for papers
Electronic media have come to dominate our linguistic lives. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are reshaping people’s interactions. Texting and instant messaging are transforming the very meaning of “conversation,” while Blogs and websites are gradually replacing newspapers and television as the primary news outlets.
These new worlds of words occasion innovative uses of language and new spaces for constructing identities, forming relationships, and expressing social meanings. GURT 2011 will explore how these ever-changing technologies affect ever-adapting discourse. The conference will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various analytic perspectives, including anthropological linguistics, conversation and discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, multimodality, variation analysis, and visual analysis.
Explorations into the discourse of new media place this year’s GURT at the frontier of discourse as well as media studies.
Arabic, one of the official languages of the United Nations and spoken by more than half a billion people around the world, is of increasing importance in political and economic spheres. The study of the Arabic language has a long and rich history: Earliest grammatical accounts date from the 8th century, and included full syntactic, morphological and phonological analyses of the vernaculars and of Classical and Modern Standard Arabic -- the religious language of the Quran and the language of poetry. In recent years the academic study of Arabic has become increasingly sophisticated and broad.
Georgetown Linguistics Society will host its biennial conference, Sound, Structure, Meaning: Explorations at the Interface, on February 12-14, 2010 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. This year's theme highlights the importance of interface studies through in depth explorations of the relationships between grammatical systems. Presentations cover the following interface topics: Syntax-Semantics Syntax-Morphology Syntax-Phonology Phonology-Morphology Phonology-Phonetics Lexicon-Syntax Semantics-Pragmatics. We are pleased to welcome Angelika Kratzer, Alec Marantz, and John Beavers as our keynote speakers.
As GLS 2010 is a conference run by the graduate students in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University, we particularly encourage student presentations. Please address any questions to GLSC2010 at gmail dot com. We look forward to receiving your abstracts and hope you will join us next year in Washington, D.C. To submit go to: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/GLSC2010.
Cala Zubair & Justin Kelly (Department of Linguistics)
The implicit/explicit dichotomy in SLA/Bilingualism: Conditions, processes and knowledge
Over the past several decades. second language research has investigated the implicit/explicit dichotomy from different perspectives, ranging from theoretical to empirical, methodological as well as pedagogical. GURT 2009 provides a forum to address these different perspectives in an effort to build connections between them.
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2008, March 14-16:
Telling Stories: Building bridges among Language, Narrative, Identity, Interaction, Society and Culture
Narratives have been studied in many different disciplines: linguistics, literary theory, clinical psychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, folklore, anthropology, sociology and history. The primary focus of GURT 2008 is the linguistic study of narrative, especially as it has developed within discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. As our theme suggests, however, studying the language of narrative can take us far afield to other concerns: the construction of self and identity; the differences among spoken, written and computer-mediated discourse; the role that small and big (e.g. life) stories play in everyday social interactions; the contribution of narrative to social status, roles and meanings within institutional settings as varied as therapeutic and medical encounters, education, politics, media, marketing and public relations. Thus GURT 2008 will be a forum for building interconnections among language, narrative and social life.
Anna De Fina (Italian)
Deborah Schiffrin (Linguistics)
Georgetown Linguistics Society 2007 Conference: Language and Globalization, March 30-April 1, 2007 (Graduate student conference)
GLS 2007, Language and Globalization: Policy, Education and Media, will explore the interaction between language and the processes of globalization.
GLS 2007 is a conference run by the graduate students in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. The conference will include three days of oral and poster presentations by students as well as invited plenary addresses and panel discussions by established scholars. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.glsconf.com.
Call for Papers Deadline: Decemeber 1, 2006
Conference dates: March 30-April 1, 2007
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT)
2007: March 8-11, 2007. "Little Words". The conference will focus on research on the role of "little words"- items such as clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions, etc.- that make up the skeletal "glue that modulates the semantic and syntactic relations between more lexical items. Research in all aspects of "little words" that include their phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse function, historical development, variation, and acquisition (by children or adults) is welcomed. The keynote speakers include Professors Jonathan David Bobaljik (UConn), Thomas Cravens (University of Wisconsin-Madison(), Katherine Demuth (Brown University), Kai von Fintel (MIT), and Claire Lefebvre (Universite du Quebec a Montreal). The co-organizers are Professors Ronald P. Leow and Hector Campos (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) and Donna Lardiere (Department of Linguistics). Monitor GULINGUIST for the announcement of the 2007 conference website and to learn about opportunities to participate.
Transcending Boundaries: Jewish Languages, Identities and Cultures
Sunday, February 18
The Symposium will examine how Jews have been making and remaking identities and cultures through language and other symbolic media over time, across place and within genres. For Jews, relationships among language, identity and culture have been reshaped, and have been reshaping one another, for thousands of years. Each one of these different facets of Jewish life has been woven and rewoven together over time and across the many different places where Jews have lived (from ancient Israel, the wide ranging Diaspora in Europe, Asia and the Americas, to modern Israel). Likewise, Jewish representations of selfhood, nation and culture appear within a wide variety of genres ranging from religious texts to oral story telling, oral history, fiction, drama and music, each of which provides different formal and performance options for weaving language together with identity and culture.
Georgetown Linguistics Society 2005 Conference: The Language and Identity Tapestry, February 18 -20, 2005
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2005: March 10-13, 2005
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2004: March 26-28, 2004
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2003: February 15-17, 2003
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2002: March 7-9, 2002
East Coast Organization of Language Testers:
March 9, 2002 at Georgetown University
March 10, 2002 at Center for Applied Linguistics
- Jun 3, All day: Summer Cross Session Begins
- Jun 3, All day: Summer First Session Begins
- Jun 14, All day: Summer Pre-Session Ends