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PALA Conference 2017

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PALA Conference 2017

Email: pala@wcupa.edu


Organizing Committee:

Eirini Panagiotidou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Department of English
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Israel Sanz-Sánchez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Department of Languages and Cultures
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Announcements

Call for Papers

37th Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, July 19-22, 2017, West Chester, PA.

Stylistics has been an interdisciplinary enterprise since its infancy, emerging in the intersection between literary criticism and linguistics. M.A.K Halliday’s functionalist approach to the study of language led to the expansion of the scope of stylistics so as to incorporate social-semiotic concerns and methodologies and paved the way for a more context-sensitive approach to meaning-making. Critical stylistics, feminist stylistics, and pragmatic stylistics are some of the branches that emerged as a result of this expansion, and the field has not stopped growing since. PALA 2017 aims to investigate what interdisciplinarity currently means and invites papers that push the boundaries of the field and address new challenges for stylistics and its branches. We particularly invite papers that discuss how stylistics has embraced cognitive, corpus, pedagogical, multimodal, and neuroscientific methodologies to explore how (literary) texts work, in addition to welcoming submissions from other relevant areas.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Margaret Freeman, Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts
  • Prof. Anne Furlong, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Prof. Patrick C. Hogan, University of Connecticut
  • Prof. David Hoover, New York University
  • Prof. Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words (excluding references) via The Linguist List’s EasyAbs. Access the form here.

Abstracts should contain the following structural elements (a) a recognizable thesis/statement or research question, (b) an explanation of the methodology, (c) a short reference to emerging results (if applicable), (d) a list of keywords, and (e) a short list of key references (max. 5).

Contributed papers are limited to 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Deadline: Extended to January 31, 2017

Special interest groups workshops (SIGs)

Proposals for PALA Special Interest Group (SIG) workshops are welcome.
Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length, and must include the following:

  1. title;
  2. the workshops organizer's name, affiliation;
  3. email address;

The deadline for PALA Special Interest Group (SIG) workshops is 6 November 2016.
Proposals for PALA Special Interest Group (SIG) workshops should be sent to: pala@wcupa.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: pala@wcupa.edu

Organizing Committee

  • Eirini Panagiotidou, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Linguistics
  • Department of English
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Israel Sanz-Sánchez, PhD
  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
  • Department of Languages and Cultures
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Student Bursaries

Applications for bursaries to support students (either postgraduate or undergraduate) presenting at this year's PALA conference at West Chester University are now open. The form is on the PALA website. You must be a member of PALA and presenting a paper at the conference to be considered.

Once you have completed your section of the form, please pass it to your referee or supervisor, who should complete their section and email it to the PALA Treasurer, Joe Bray.

The deadline for applications is Friday 7th April. You will be notified of whether or not your application has been successful by Wednesday 19th April. If you have applied for a bursary please do not register for the conference until you know whether or not your application has been successful. Please do email the Treasurer if you have any questions about the process.

In addition to the student bursary, PALA also offers small bursaries from the PALA Legacy Fund to support non-student members who are unable to meet the full costs of attending the conference from their home institutions. You must be giving a paper at the conference to be eligible. The fund is maintained by the generous donations of PALA members, and the number of bursaries that are able to be awarded depends on available funds.

If you wish to enquire about securing support from this fund please contact Joe Bray.

Program

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