0800-0845: Registration, Illini Union Rm 404
0845-0855: Opening Remarks, Rm 407 – given by Professor James Yoon
0900-1000: Morning Plenary: Dr. Erica Britt, University of Michigan-Flint, “Oral History and the Discursive Construction of Identity in Urban Spaces,” Session Chair: Sarah Clark
1000-1015: Coffee Break
1015-1230: Individual Presentation Session 1: Session Chair: Anita Greenfield.
1015-1045: Anamitraa Chakraborty, Indiana University Bloomington, “Monophthongization vs Diphthongization among the immigrant speakers of Bangla from Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) settled in Bijoygarh area in Kolkata, India.”
1050-1120: Iman Shaydaei Baghdadeh and Thomas Purnell, UW-Madison, “The noticeability of ethnic dialect communities: Middle Eastern and North African (Mena) residents in the U.S.”
1125-1155: Christopher Dale, University of Kentucky, “Micro/Macro Ideological Negotiations of Discursively Constructed Sexual Identity: Linguistic Variables in the (Re)Production of Sexual Identity Norms.”
1200-1230: Gorrety Wawire, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Complexity in Constructing Authenticity among Kenyan Transnationals in the US Diaspora.”
1330-1430: Afternoon Plenary: Dr. Sharese King, University of Chicago, “Constructing African American Models of Personhood,” Session Chair: Wafa Abdulla.
1430-1445: Coffee Break
1445-1700: Individual Presentation Session 2: Session Chair: Taraneh Sanei.
1445-1515: Seyyed Hatam Tamimi Sad, Purdue University, “A sociolinguistic/-historical account of Khuzistani Arabic in southwestern Iran: Where politics, power and prestige meet.”
1520-1550: Erin Marks, Northeastern Illinois University, "‘We are born on this planet as people too:’ Interactional Identity and Nonverbal Autism in the writing of Naoki Higashida.”
1555-1625: Anna Brown, Southern Illinois University, “I Sing, You Dance: Code-switching to Create a Modern Yup’ik Identity.”
1630-1700: Demet Yigibilek, Illinois State University, “The Use of Discursive Features as Representation of Identity in L2 writing: A Case Study of Multilingual Graduate Students.”
1700-1715: Coffee Break
1715-1815: Evening Plenary: Dr. Krystal Smalls, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Tweet Nation: Studying Language, Race, and Identity in the Era of Trump.” Session Chair: Patrick Drackley.
1815-1830: Closing remarks – given by Professor Rakesh Bhatt.