“Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture” – Interdisciplinary Conference, Toronto Harbourfront Centre

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Call for Proposals
Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Chang, journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture
Submission Deadline: May 30
Conference Dates: October 27-28, 2018.
Conference Location: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Canada
Please submit via website. http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

This conference explores the relationship between language and culture and taps into the rich fields of language studies, literature, history, sociology, politics, media studies, cultural studies and sociolinguistics with a special focus on the interrelated nature of language and culture as it changes, evolves, adapts, or indeed is endangered or lost. Our conference takes an interdisciplinary approach to this topic. We are accepting proposals from areas that will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Lost Languages
Language attrition
Language acquisition
Reclaiming language
Sociolinguistic analysis
Affect Theory and Critical Animal Studies
Forensic linguistics
Cultural appropriation
Language, culture, and identity
The language and culture of traditional and new media
The Political Language of dissent, oppression, activism or diplomacy
Language and gender
Racialized Language
Language & the Arts
Body language and culture
The culture of Learning and the technology of language
The culture of economics
History of Language
Philosophy of Language
Psychology of Language and Culture
The Culture of Advertising

We welcome proposals from researchers within all relevant academic disciplines.
If accepted, the presenter(s) should prepare a 20-minute presentation each, the oral equivalent of approximately 8 to 10 pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 12pt font.

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