Call for Papers: South Central American Dialect Society (Allied Session)

South Central MLA, Houston, TX, October 27-29, 2005

Conference Theme: “Literary Space(s)”

Panel Theme: “Open Topic”

Papers or 500-word abstracts on “dialects,” widely construed. Possible topics might include:

* dialects of new media (email, chat, etc.)
* Creole and creolization
* “pidgin” dialects
* “Spanglish” or other hybrid dialects
* dialect versus language
* technology-related jargon
* argots of the work place
* gender, class, or race based dialects
* dialects in language pedagogy
* preservation of dialects
* popular culture and slang dialects
* other dialect forms (visual, musical, architectural, etc.)

Please send abstracts or papers electronically (either in email body or as an attachment with extension .doc, .rtf, or .pdf) to session chair Daisy Pignetti at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) no later than March 15, 2005. Presenters must be members of SCMLA by May 15, 2004.