Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Call for Papers on Language Attitudes

Call for Papers on Language Attitudes

I am looking for papers for a possible publication of collected essays on language attitudes, both historical and contemporary. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

-- historical studies of language and language attitudes, historical incidents and their outcomes/descendents
-- media obsessions with language
-- professional, corporate, or other industry-related language attitudes
-- attitudes towards dialect, code-switching
-- language attitudes and education, including pedagogical approaches
-- attitudes in gendered communication or other sociolinguistic topics
-- attitudes about second language acquisition
-- language attitudes mirrored or explored in literature, pop culture, television, etc
-- attitudes about the effect of technology on language
-- AND? Tell me about your own passion with regard to language attitudes!

Final essays should be between 6500 and 8000 words, including citations.

Please send proposals or completed papers accompanied by abstracts via email attachment (MSWord or RTF) by July 1, 2006. Please include a short curriculum vitae and your contact

For more information, feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Patricia Donaher, Ph.D.
Area Chair, PCA Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics
Assistant Professor of English
Dept of English
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507