Languages in Contact 2018 - Call for Papers
Call for Papers
LANGUAGES IN CONTACT/CULTURES IN CONTACT 2018
16–17 June, 2018
CONFERENCE PROGRAM - to be announced
Languages in Contact is an international conference that aims at bringing together researchers of language, understood as social human behavior. The conference organizers wish to address the need to investigate minority speech communities, small, endangered and vanishing languages, pidgins and creoles, as well as to narrow down the scope of the study of cultural practices performed by means of language.
The conference seeks to reach the following goals:
The conference seeks to establish new ground in the following areas:
“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 (ed.)
Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences. Vol. 9;
New York: Macmillan, 155-169.
“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.
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSALS:
Please register online: https://www.wsf.edu.pl/aktualnosci,Registration_Form_2018.xml
Please send a 400-500 word abstract (in English or in Polish) for a 20-minute paper (max. 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) at firstname.lastname@example.org and register online by 20 April, 2018.
Paper proposals should include the following elements:
The conference fee should be paid by 10 May 2018 to the account of the Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw:
Account Holder: Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna we Wrocławiu
Bank: Raiffeisen Bank Polska S. A.
Account No (IBAN): PL 23 1750 1064 0000 0000 0856 4167
SWIFT Code: RCBWPLPW
Please, make sure to include your name and the conference title (Languages in Contact 2018) in the description of the bank transfer. The conference fee does not cover travel and accommodation costs.
University of Wroclaw, Institute of English Studies,
ul. Kuźnicza 22, Wroclaw, Poland
Please note that the organizers do not provide accommodation for the conference participants.
Conference secretary - Anna Zasłona
phone: +48 71 395 84 73
For more information visit: