This symposium is held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS11). This pre-conference symposium invites abstracts that focus of various semiotic practices.--including but not limited to codeswitching, stance-taking, lexical choice, script choice, and phonetic variation—of identity-construction/meaning making in different modalities (spoken, written, visual).
Erica Britt (University of Michigan-Flint), "Oral History and the Discursive Construction of Identity in Urban Spaces."
Krystals Smalls (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), "Identity Politics 2.0: Racial Nationalism and the Semiotics of Epistemic Resistance in Digital Discourse."
Sharese King (University of Chicago), "Constructing African American Models of Personhood."
For more information and to register please see the Symposium website: Sociolinguistics Symposium 2019.