Call For Papers SALSA XIX: Language in the Public Domain

Call For Papers
SALSA XIX: Language in the Public Domain
April 15-17, 2011, The University of Texas at Austin
http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/salsa/

The Symposium About Language and Society-Austin is pleased to announce its 19th Annual meeting, to be held April 15-17 at the University of Texas at Austin. The theme of this year’s conference is “Language in the Public Domain;” SALSA is now accepting proposals for papers that explore the public dimensions of language.  Language is a distinctly human characteristic and central to all human social organization.  It is the medium through which we shape our identities, relate to other people, and construct our social realities.  Our focus in this conference is on language as it is used in media, politics, performance, and other public spaces, and how language can affect and be affected by these processes and domains of usage.

This entirely student run conference, now in its 19th continuous year, is a joint effort of the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Communication Studies.  This year, our keynote speakers include Michael Silverstein (U. of Chicago), Elaine Chun, (U. of South Carolina),  Steven Clayman (UCLA), and Lars Hinrichs (UT Austin).

Papers may be submitted on our website:
http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/salsa/
The deadline for submissions is January 14, 2011.

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