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Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Through Language

Convocatoria | - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The deadline for proposal submission is October 1, 2016. Fecha para enviar los resumenes es el 1 de octubre de 2016
Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Through Language

The graduate students of The University of Alabama’s Department of Modern Languages & Classics, in collaboration with the graduate students of the Department of Education, the Department of English, and TESOL program, invite papers for our seventh annual University of Alabama Languages Conference entitled “Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Through Language” to be held February 17-18, 2017, at Hotel Capstone and The Ferguson Center of The University of Alabama.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Bill VanPatten (Linguistics)

Dr. Rubén Gallo (Literature)


Proposals about all languages are welcome in, but are not strictly limited to, the following topic strands:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • L1, L2, L3 acquisition and pedagogy
  • Languages in contact
  • Historical and comparative linguistics
  • Non-verbal communication; sign language Language as presented in literature, film and music
  • Voices in literature
  • Feminism, gender identity
  • Alterity
  • Storytelling, mythology, memory

Proposals are invited for individual papers or presentations of 20 minutes in length. Please email abstracts in English of up to 500 words as a Microsoft Word document attachment to ualanguagesconference@gmail.com. Please include the following information for each presenter: Name, affiliation, and email address Title of presentation Multimedia requests, if any Suggestions for panels of three or four presenters are especially encouraged. Along with a description of the panel proposed, please submit one panel proposal accompanied by individual abstracts for all presenters and provide the professional information requested above for each member.

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