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"Our Life in Language:
Theoretical and Pragmatic Possibilities
of Discourse Analysis"
Symposium Featuring Barbara Johnstone

Date: Friday, November 11, 2005
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:30
Location: Lobo Room A&B
AGENDA

Key Note: Professor Barbara Johnstone, Professor Linguistics & Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University

The University of New Mexico Rhetoric and Writing Program, the Departments of English and Linguistics along with the English Graduate Student Association and the Writing Across Communities (WAC) Initiative would like to invite you to a symposium for Faculty, Staff, Students, and the Community. The primary intent of the symposium is to work in conjunction with and support of WAC week, an all inclusive event geared towards creating an awareness of the WAC Initiative as well as organizing and assessing the needs of the University Community as a whole.

The symposium features Barbara Johnstone (PhD, University of Michigan), Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University and editor of Language in Society. She is the author of Repetition in Arabic Discourse (Benjamins, 1990), Stories, Community, and Place: Narratives from Middle America (Indiana UP, 1990), The Linguistic Individual (Oxford, 1996), and two textbooks, Qualitative Methods in Sociolinguistics (Oxford, 2001), and Discourse Analysis (Blackwell, 2002) in addition to many articles and book chapters. Her recurrent interests have to do with how people evoke and shape places in talk and what can be learned by taking the perspective of the individual on language and discourse. Her current work is about dialect and locality in the Pittsburgh (US) area.

Program Co-Chairs: Hector Torres (Department of English) and Michelle Hall Kells (WAC Program Chair)

AGENDA

Date: Friday, November 11, 2005

Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:30

Location: Lobo Room A&B

Key Note: Professor Barbara Johnstone, Professor Linguistics & Rhetoric,

Carnegie Mellon University

9:00-9:45 Breakfast with Barbara Johnstone

9:45 Introduction by Hector Torres

10:00-11:30 Morning Address: "Discourse Analysis for Rhetorical Studies."

Question & Answer

Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:30 Afternoon Address: "The Linguistic Individual: A Sociolinguistic Approach to Voice."

Question & Answer

Dessert and Coffee Served

3:00-4:30 Roundtable Discussion "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Voice and Culture."

Respondents from Departments of English & Linguistics, African American Studies, IFAIR, Spanish and Portuguese, and American Studies.

 

Finnie Coleman
Elizabeth Archuleta
Amanda Cobb
Melissa Axelrod
Catie Berkenfield
Kathryn J. McKnight

5-10 minute responses to one or more of these discussion questions:

  • What is the relationship of culture and linguistics to ethnic studies?
  • How do literary studies and cultural studies intersect with linguistics (and discourse analysis)?
  • What relationships can we imagine between these disciplines?

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