Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Conference Announcement!

Hello everyone--I wanted to make sure the following was posted here as well as on LINGUIST List:

Please forward as appropriate:

The Linguistics Student Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud to announce ILLS 1: LOL (Illinois Language and Linguistics Society 1: Language On-Line), the first in a series of conferences on language and linguistics-related themes. ILLS 1 will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the weekend of May 29-May 31, 2009.

ILLS welcomes the submission of general empirical and theoretical papers relevant to the field of linguistics and language sciences. Primary consideration will be given to submissions relevant to the field of computer-mediated communication, which is understood to include the multiple and diverse uses of language on the Internet, as well as similar technological modes of communication such as text messaging.

Current invited speakers: Alexandra Georgakopoulou (King's College London), Ylva Hård af Segerstad (IT University of Göteborg), Susan Herring (Indiana University), John Paolillo (Indiana University), Randall Sadler (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Conference organizers:
Matt Garley (UIUC)
Benjamin Slade (UIUC)

Conference website (deadline, abstract guidelines, etc.)

thank you
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