SALSA XXVI will take place at the University of
Texas at Austin. The deadline for abstract submission is January 14,
2018. This year's conference theme is Language in Society: Culture, Space,
and Identity. The call for papers may be read below or downloaded here.
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Call for papers
This year's conference theme is Language in Society: Culture,
Space, and Identity. Language is a distinctly human
characterisitic, central to all human social organization. It is the
medium through which humans shape their identities, relate to one
another, and construct social realities. The conference will focus on
the ways speakers from diverse sociohistorical and cultural backgrounds
use language to negotiate their identities in particular spaces. We
welcome both diachronic and synchronic perspectives for the study of
language in society.
The conference will feature keynote addresses by:
Dr. Jacqueline Urla (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Dr. Richard Bourhis (Université du Québec à
Dr. James Slotta (University of Texas at
Dr. Bob Bednar (Southwestern
We encourage papers that address questions such as:
In what manner do different linguistic identities interact and evolve?
How are identities developed and expressed in different social situations?
How do language ideologies influence social behavior?
What rhetorical and poetic resources in language reflect particular
linguistic or cultural groups?
How can particular linguistic traditions and forms help us understand the
nexus of language, culture, and the individual?
How do varying notions of space and place interact with language?
How do technological spaces provide new linguistic opportunities?
How do linguistic landscapes play a role in situations of language
How can languages be revived, revitalized, and/or maintained through
language policies and planning?
In what ways do social media and other forms of mass media impact language
use and change?
How does political discourse transform socieites?
How can we use language to analyze the ideological underpinnings that
shape and sustain the existence of borders?
How can emerging political scenarios, such as Catalonia vis a vis Spain,
inform us about the relationship between language, community and
The committee of SALSA XXVI welcomes papers from all disciplines; potential
topics might fall under the following areas:
Language and social interaction
Gesture and embodiment
Language and cognition
Sign language studies
Verbal art and speech play
Language in the media
Language and advertising
Language and technology
Language policy and planning
Linguistic landscaping studies
Interactive construction of meaning
Language preservation, documentation, and revitalization
Language acquisition, shift, and loss
Languages in contact
Pidgins and creoles
Language and law, politics, and economics
Linguistic and cultural identity - nationality, gender, race, &
These topics are meant to serve as guideposts. Please feel free to submit
papers on other topics related to this year's theme.