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Sociolinguistics Symposium 2019: Acts of Identity

Event Type
Department of Linguistics
Illini Union, Fourth Floor
Apr 25, 2019   All Day
Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

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).

Plenary Speakers:

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.


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