Historical Sociolinguistics thread at SHEL-12

Special NARNiHS Call for Abstracts

Historical Sociolinguistics thread at SHEL-12

The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is pleased to partner with the organizers of the biennial conference, Studies in the History of the English Language, to sponsor a special thread on the Historical Sociolinguistics of English at the upcoming SHEL-12 at the University of Washington on 19-21 May 2022.

For this special SHEL-12 historical sociolinguistic thread, NARNiHS welcomes abstracts in all areas of English historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical English language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of English language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. A wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope in the study of the historical sociolinguistics of English.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:
– explicit discussion of which theoretical frameworks, methodological protocols, and analytical strategies are being applied or critiqued;
– sufficient (if brief) presentation of data sources and examples to allow reviewers a clear understanding of the scope and claims of the research;
– clear articulation of how the research advances knowledge in the historical sociolinguistics of English.

The official Call for Papers for SHEL-12, including abstract format and submission information, is included below. We look forward to receiving your abstracts by the submission deadline: 01 November 2021.

Full Title: Studies in the History of the English Language
Short Title: SHEL-12

Date: 19-May-2022 – 21-May-2022
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Contact Person: Colette Moore
Meeting Email: SHEL12@uw.edu
Web Site: https://depts.washington.edu/shel12/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2021

Meeting Description:
Biennial conference examining aspects of the history of the English language.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts and proposals for all linguistic approaches and methodological perspectives on HEL, and welcome presentations on all varieties of English and chronological periods of the language. We hope to have several threads/workshops included in the conference program:

* Historical English Sociolinguistics. Organizers: North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) (NARNiHistSoc@gmail.com).
* English and Empire. Organizers: David West Brown (dwb2@andrew.cmu.edu) and Taryn Hakala (taryn.hakala@csuci.edu).
* HEL and Writing Studies. Organizers: Chris C. Palmer (cpalme20@kennesaw.edu) and Amanda Sladek (sladekam@unk.edu).
* Advocacy in HEL and HEL as Advocacy for the Humanities. Organizers: K. Aaron Smith (kasmit3@ilstu.edu) and Susan Kim (smkim2@ilstu.edu).
* Teaching the Future of English: Pedagogy in the HEL Course. Organizers: Melinda Menzer (Melinda.Menzer@furman.edu) and Felicia Jean Steele (steele@tcnj.edu).

Deadline for abstracts: Nov 1, 2021.

Submission procedure: Please submit proposals to SHEL12@uw.edu. Indicate A/V needs on the cover email.

* regular submissions (20 minute papers): please submit an abstract of no more than 1 page.

* threads: If you are interested in participating in one of the proposed threads above, please indicate that in your email. Please submit an abstract of no more than 1 page. Feel free to contact the session organizer in addition to submitting to the conference email. If you are interested in convening a workshop or thread of related papers, please contact the organizers as soon as possible to discuss a proposal.

We will provide information about accommodation, schedule, and registration on the conference website (https://depts.washington.edu/shel12/). Please send questions to SHEL12@uw.edu.

Call for Nominations – NARNiHS Steering Group

Dear NARNiHS members,

I am reaching out to you today to solicit nominations for candidates to replace three outgoing members of the NARNiHS Steering Group (SG). To be eligible for service on the NARNiHS SG, the individual must be a member in good standing of the NARNiHS research network, as evidenced by subscription to the NARNiHS listserv. Nominations of eligible members will be accepted in any of the following ways:

   ● through nomination by existing members of the Steering Group;
   ● through nomination by another NARNiHS member;
   ● through self-nomination.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is: 30 November 2020, 11:59 pm (U.S. Eastern Time).

Send your nominations to this address: narnihs.elections@gmail.com
(Please do not “reply all” to this message and do not reply to the listserv!!!).

Please note the following as you consider candidates for nomination:

   1. The Steering Group is responsible for the stewardship and development of NARNiHS as a professional organization. We seek SG members with a strong sense of collaboration and a willingness to invest time and energy to ensure the ongoing success of the research network and its activities. Full details about the SG can be found in the Organizing Principles and Responsibilities of the NARNiHS Steering Group.
   2. All members of the NARNiHS research network, whether based in North America or outside North America, who are interested in strengthening and promoting the study of historical sociolinguistics in North America, and facilitating international connections and collaborations for North American historical sociolinguists, are eligible for nomination.
   3. The current membership of the SG, with their term limits, is listed on the NARNiHS website. Note that all three members whose term is up this year are eligible for re-election in this year’s cycle.
   4. NARNiHS does not collect membership dues, thus there is no monetary compensation for work on the SG (though you will receive the gratitude of your colleagues and the satisfaction that comes with productive collaboration).
   5. Full information governing the NARNiHS elections process is available in section 7 of the Organizing Principles and Responsibilities of the NARNiHS Steering Group.

NARNiHS members will be able to cast votes electronically and anonymously for three individuals from the pool of candidates through an online platform in December.

For any questions about the nominations process and for submission of all nominations, please contact me at: narnihs.elections@gmail.com.

Thank you for taking the time to think about this and submit your nominations. I will be in touch with the slate of nominees in 4 weeks.

Best Regards,

Fernando Tejedo
NARNiHS Elections Officer
narnihs.elections@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts – NARNiHS 2020

Call for Abstracts
North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS)
Second Annual Meeting

Thanks to generous funding from the “Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program” sponsored by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO), we are able to offer a limited number of stipends to cover conference registration and partial travel costs for student presentations at the NARNiHS 2nd Annual Meeting. Both European- and North-American-based students will be eligible to apply for this competitive funding after their abstracts have been accepted for the meeting.

In light of this new development, and to encourage all interested scholars to send us their best work for the NARNiHS 2nd Annual Meeting, we are extending the deadline for submission of abstracts to:

Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:59 PM US Eastern Time.

Please see the original call for abstracts below and send us your latest work in historical sociolinguistics!

—————————— Call for Abstracts ——————————

The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is accepting abstracts for its Second Annual Meeting, Saturday, 4 January 2020.

Co-Located with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Extended deadline for receipt of abstracts:

Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:59 PM US Eastern Time.

Late abstracts will not be considered.

NARNiHS welcomes abstracts in all areas of historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. Thus, a wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope.

Abstracts will be accepted for both 20-minute papers and posters. Please note that, at the NARNiHS annual meeting, poster presentations are an integral part of the conference (not second-tier presentations). Abstracts will be assigned a paper or a poster presentation based on determinations in the review process about the most effective format for the submission. However, if you prefer that your submission be considered primarily for poster presentation, please specify this in your abstract.

Abstracts should clearly articulate how the research in the presentation advances knowledge in the field of historical sociolinguistics. Authors should be explicit about which theoretical frameworks, methodological protocols, and analytical strategies are being applied or critiqued; and data sources and examples should be sufficiently (if briefly) presented so as to allow reviewers a full understanding of the scope and claims of the research.

General Requirements:

1) Abstracts must be submitted electronically, using the following link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/narnihs2020 .

2) Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts: one single-author abstract and one co-authored abstract.

3) Authors may not submit identical abstracts for presentation at the NARNiHS meeting and at the LSA Annual Meeting or one of the other LSA Sister Societies (ADS, ANS, NAAHoLS, SCiL, SPCL, SSILA).

4) Specify in the abstract if you prefer that your submission be considered primarily for a poster presentation.

5) After an abstract has been submitted, no changes of author, title, or wording of the abstract, other than those due to typographical errors, are permitted. If accepted, authors will be contacted for a final version for the abstract booklet.

6) Papers and posters must be delivered as projected in the abstract or represent bona fide developments of the same research.

7) An LCD projector with sound will be available for all paper presentations. If you will need other equipment, please state this in your proposal. If your laptop (or other presentation device) requires a special adapter to connect to a standard projector, please be sure that you bring that adapter with you (we cannot guarantee that adapters will be available on site).

8) Authors are expected to attend the conference and present their own papers and posters.

Abstract Format Guidelines:

1) Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.

2) Abstracts must fit on one standard 8.5×11 inch page, with margins no smaller than 1 inch and a font style and size no smaller than Times New Roman 12 point. All additional content (visualizations, trees, tables, figures, captions, examples, and references) must fit on a single (1) additional page. No exceptions to these requirements are allowed.

3) Your name should only appear in the online form accompanying your abstract submission. If you identify yourself in any way on the abstract itself (including indirect identification, e.g. “In Bly (1992)…I”), the abstract will be rejected without being evaluated. In addition, be sure to anonymize your PDF document by clicking on “File”, then “Properties”, removing your name if it appears in the “Author” line of the “Description” tab, and re-saving before submitting it. Please be aware that abstract file names are not automatically anonymized; do not use your name (e.g. Smith_Abstract2019.pdf) when saving your abstract in PDF format, but rather, use non-identifying information (e.g. HistSoc4Lyfe_NARNiHS2020.pdf).

Contact NARNiHistSoc@gmail.com with any questions.

http://narnihs.org

Course cluster for Historical Sociolinguistics at the 2019 Linguistic Institute (UC Davis)

Attending the upcoming 2019 Linguistic Institute at UC Davis (June 24 – July 19, 2019) ?

As you make your final course selections, consider maximizing your Historical Sociolinguistics experience by choosing from the following course cluster (assembled by the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS)):

Disciplinary Core:
● 152: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Robert Bayley).
● 161: Introduction to Historical Linguistics (Lyle Campbell).
● 250: Historical Sociolinguistics (Mark Richard Lauersdorf).
● 261: Advanced Historical Linguistics (Brian Joseph, Richard Janda).

Selected Methods / Tools:
● 151: Introduction to Discourse Analysis (Barbara Johnstone).
● 231: Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis (Santiago Barreda).
● 331: Corpus Linguistics (Stefan Th. Gries).
● 337: Modeling Linguistic Networks (Rory Turnbull).

Selected Areas of Application:
● 356: Pidgins and Creoles (Marlyse Baptista).
● 380: Folk Linguistics and Language Regard (Dennis Preston).
● 381: Topics in Sociolinguistics and Computer-Mediated Communication (Marisa Brook, Emily Blamire).

Courses at all levels!

Combinable for numerous areas of interest, emphasis, engagement, and expertise!

See https://lsa2019.ucdavis.edu/course-description/ for descriptions of all courses at the Institute.

Equip yourself with a toolkit for your historical sociolinguistic research!

Call for Abstracts – NARNiHS @ NWAV 48

The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics
NARNiHS special sessions at NWAV 48
University of Oregon, 10-13 October 2019

Deadline for submission of abstracts to NARNiHS:

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

Late abstracts will not be considered.
Contact NARNiHistSoc@gmail.com with questions.

We are soliciting abstracts for NARNiHS-sponsored special session(s) in historical sociolinguistics at NWAV 48. We welcome papers in all areas of historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. Thus, a wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope. Papers with an explicit focus on this year’s NWAV special topic areas are particularly welcome:

● Variation and change in underdocumented speech communities
● Acquisition of sociolinguistic variation
● Sociolinguistics and the listener
● Computational sociolinguistics

Authors will be notified with a decision about acceptance for inclusion in the NARNiHS @ NWAV special session proposal(s) by Friday, 24 May 2019. Authors whose abstracts are not accepted are encouraged to submit their abstracts for inclusion in the NWAV general sessions by NWAV’s 01 June 2019 deadline (see https://nwav48.uoregon.edu/ for details).  Note that acceptance into the NARNiHS-sponsored special session proposal(s) does not guarantee acceptance into NWAV 48, as all special session proposal(s) will be further reviewed by NWAV reviewers for final acceptance into the conference.

General Requirements
1. Abstracts for 20-minute papers must be submitted to NARNiHS electronically, using the following link: http://linguistlist.org/confservices/NARNiHSatNWAV48 .
2. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract.
3. Authors are expected to attend the conference and present their own papers.
4. After an abstract has been submitted, no changes of author, title, or wording of the abstract, other than those due to typographical errors, are permitted. If accepted, authors will be contacted for a final version for the conference program.
5. Papers must be delivered as projected in the abstract or represent bona fide developments of the same research.
6. Authors may not submit identical abstracts for presentation in the NARNiHS-sponsored panel(s) and in the NWAV general sessions.

NWAV Abstract Guidelines
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, confined to 1 page of text. (Bibliography, glossed/transcribed examples, and images may appear on a second page and do not count toward the word limit.) All abstracts must be submitted in PDF format. Abstracts should be anonymized to omit all information about the author(s).

For your submission to NARNiHS, please note that your name should only appear in the online form accompanying your abstract submission. If you identify yourself in any way on the abstract itself (including indirect identification, e.g. “In Bly (1992)…I”), the abstract will be rejected without being evaluated. In addition, be sure to anonymize your PDF document by clicking on “File”, then “Properties”, removing your name if it appears in the “Author” line of the “Description” tab, and re-saving before submitting it. Please be aware that abstract file names are not automatically anonymized; do not use your name (e.g. Smith_Abstract.pdf) when saving your abstract in PDF format, but rather, use non-identifying information (e.g. HistSoc4Lyfe_NARNiHS.pdf).

Call for Abstracts – NARNiHS @ the KFLC 2019

NARNiHS @ the KFLC
The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics at
KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference

[view/download Call for Abstracts as PDF]

Abstract submission deadline: 26 November 2018, 11:59 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)

Abstract submission portal: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/

Conference: 11-13 April 2019 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky, USA

The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is accepting abstracts for a new kind of NARNiHS conference with an exciting new profile! NARNiHS @ the KFLC seeks to provide a collaborative conference environment where presenters bring work that is work-in-progress, exploratory, proof-of-concept, prototyping; and the audience participates in the brainstorming and workshopping of those new ideas. We see NARNiHS @ the KFLC as a place for testing/pushing boundaries; developing new theories, methods, models, tools; seeking feedback from peers willing to engage in productive assessment of fledgling ideas and nascent projects. Successful abstracts for this research incubator environment will demonstrate thorough grounding in the field, scientific rigor in the formulation of research questions, and promise for rich discussion.

NARNiHS welcomes papers in all areas of historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/ development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. Thus, a wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope.

To encourage maximum exchange of ideas in the research incubator environment of NARNiHS @ the KFLC, we are soliciting two types of submissions: (a) 15-minute individual presentation followed by a 15-minute question & answer session; (b) 30-minute round-table-style set of 2-3 interrelated presentations on a single topic, theme, method, model, dataset, etc. followed by a 30-minute discussion session. Abstracts for both types of presentations should be no more than 500 words (not including examples and references). Abstracts will be accepted until 26 November 2018 – late abstracts will not be considered!

Abstracts are submitted through the KFLC website (https://kflc.as.uky.edu/):
1) create an account and log in.
2) follow the menu path: Call for Papers > Submit an Abstract.
3) read carefully and follow the general KFLC abstract submission guidelines and instructions.
4) NARNiHS is only accepting individual submissions of the two types identified above, so the KFLC instructions regarding pre-organized panels do not apply for the NARNiHS @ the KFLC sessions.
5) select the “Linguistics” track and indicate clearly at the very top of your abstract: “NARNiHS Abstract”.

NARNiHS @ the KFLC is hosted within the framework of the longstanding conference, KFLC: the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference at the University of Kentucky. The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations and is pleased to be adding historical sociolinguistics. Acceptance of a paper implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by 4 March 2019 to be included in the program. For NARNiHS-specific questions please contact the program committee for NARNiHS @ the KFLC at: NARNiHistSoc@gmail.com, http://narnihs.org. For general information about the overall conference please visit the website: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/.

NARNiHS is on Twitter!

We are pleased to announce that the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is now on Twitter: @NARNiHS

We will be using the NARNiHS Twitter account to share news and information about the activities of NARNiHS, as one more means of getting the word out about the work that we are doing to strengthen and promote the study of historical sociolinguistics in North America and to build ties with historical sociolinguists world-wide.

We hope that those of you who are “Twitter active” will follow @NARNiHS, as another way to stay up-to-date on professional activities and opportunities in historical sociolinguistics.