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2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language

Campus News | October 21, 2011


 The 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language

Stokely Memorial Building, Small Cafeteria

Carson-Newman College

Jefferson City, TN

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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8:00 – Registration

8:25 – 8:30 - Welcome

8:30 – 9:00am                    

Wakhi Subject Markers: Agreement or Pronominal Clitics?

Todd Hughes, University of Florida


9:00 – 10:00am                 

Panel: Language, Identity, and Resistance in Latin American Literature


“Yo soy pachuco. ¿Y qué?”: Chicano Caló as a Weapon of Resistance and Reaffirmation of Identitic Autonomy

Janelle Coleman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Puerto Rican Identity with a Language Twist

Lisa Ybonne Figuerora, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


The Language of Nature as a Mechanism of Resistance and Inclusion in Los papeles de Silvio Víctor

Andrew M. Ray, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


10:00-10:30am       Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:00am               

Language and Social Media

Aslihan Akkaya, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


11:00 – 11:30am               

Sociolinguistics and the Dialogic Nature of Identity Formation

KL Latchaw, University of North Alabama


11:30am – 12:00pm         

Sending Mixed Signals about Code-switching

Sara Gottardi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

12:00 – 1:15pm      Lunch

(Guest tickets to the cafeteria may be purchased onsite for $7.60)


1:15 – 1:45              

Creating Innovative Resources for a Burgeoning ESL Licensure Program in Northeast


Matt Roberts, King College


1:45 – 2:15                          

Multiliteracy in the Foreign Language Classroom

Nicola Schmerbeck, University of Mississippi


2:15 – 2:45                          

Parts of Speech: A Case of Categorization

Andriy Levytskyy, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University and Bowling Green State



2:45 – 3:15               Coffee Break


3:15 – 3:45                          

Co-Narration and Narrative Sequences in Southern Mountain Discourse

Bethany Dumas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


3:45 – 4:15                          

Inter- and Intra- Generational Monophthongization and Southern Appalachian Identity: A

Family and Self Study

Paul Reed, University of South Carolina


4:15 – 4:30               Short break (no refreshments)


4:30 – 5:30              

Plenary Talk:

Why there can never be a Dictionary of Appalachian English

Michael Montgomery, University of South Carolina


5:45 – 7:00               Reception (light snacks at Appalachian Center)