Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2011

Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
March 10-13, 2011

Deadline for submission of  abstracts: November 10th, 2010
More details and updates at the website here

Plenary Speakers

  • Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg
  • Naomi Baron, American University
  • Susan Herring, Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University
  • Crispin Thurlow, University of Seattle


Deborah Schiffrin, Georgetown University
and more….

We invite submissions in all areas relevant to language and new media, including:
The language of facebook, twitter, and other new media
The language of texting, hypertext, and other new technologies
Identity, Indexicality, and Intertextuality
Language and gender, performance, and narrative

*Possible themes may include*:
How the medium shapes language and social interaction
How language and social interaction affect media
Intergenerational/intercultural communication
Language in medical, educational, legal, workplace, and other contexts

*We welcome a range of approaches, including:*
Anthropological Linguistics
Conversation or Discourse Analysis
Interactional Sociolinguistics
Variation Analysis
Visual Analysis