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Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture

Published on February 13, 2018

Call for Papers

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.

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.

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