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Annual Sociolinguistics Symposium

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Language and Society Discussion Group co-sponsors: WGGP and others
Location
Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Feb 27, 2020   All Day
Cost
Free and open to the public
Registration
More information at:
Contact
Anita Kaiser
E-Mail
arkaiser@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6221
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Originating Calendar
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

The Sociolinguistics Symposium Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY), which will be held on 27 February 2020 in conjunction with the 12th Annual Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

SOSY is a graduate student-run symposium aimed primarily at providing graduate and advanced undergraduate students a forum to present and discuss their research on topics related to sociolinguistics. Following the success of last year’s symposium on “Acts of Identity”, this year’s theme is “Rethinking Speech Communities”. This session invites abstracts that focus on various semiotic practices —including but not limited to codeswitching, stance-taking, lexical choice, script choice, and phonetic variation—of meaning-making in different modalities. We especially encourage research that explores and (re-)conceptualizes the notion of speech community through a variety of analytical/theoretical sociolinguistic approaches.

Plenary Speakers for SOSY 2020

Dr. Kim Potowski (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Dr. Jenny Davis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Dr. Atiqa Hachimi (University of Toronto, Scarborough)

For questions concerning SOSY, please contact: sosy-linguistics@illinois.edu

For more details about ILLS12, please visit http://ills.linguistics.illinois.edu

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