Schedule of Events

SOSY 2020 schedule of events

0830-0900: Registration, Illini Union rm 404

0850-0900: Opening Remarks – given by Professor James Yoon, Illini Union rm 407

0900-1000: Morning Plenary:

Dr. Kim Potowski, University of Illinois, Chicago

“Linguistic Erasures and Brownface: Span(gl)ish in Mainstream Television”

Session Chair: Britni Moore

1000-1010: Coffee Break

1010-1300: Individual Presentation Session 1:

Session Chair: Allison Casar

1010-1040: Robin Turner, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

“Legitimization of Community Membership in Multilingual Political Campaigning”

1045-1115: Scott Kunkel, Indiana University Bloomington

“Attitudes & Language Awareness in a second dialect of French”

1120-1150:  Asmaa Taha, University of Mississippi

“The Functions and Uses of the Discourse Marker Bita:ʕ in Cairene Arabic”

1155-1225: Brenton Watts, University of Kentucky

“‘The Man, the Moth, the Legend’: Queer Appalachian Mothman Discourse for Transgression, Identification and Radicalization”

1230-1330: Lunch (light lunch provided)

1330-1430 (1:30-2:30): Afternoon Plenary:

Dr. Atiqa Hachimi, University of Toronto, Scarborough

“Policing Language Loyalty: Ideologies of Gender and Style-Shifting in a Virtual Community of Practice”

Session Chair: Wafa Abdulla

1430-1440 (2:30-2:40): Coffee Break

1440-1715 (2:40-5:15): Individual Presentation Session 2:

Session Chair: Anita Greenfield

1440-1510 (2:40-3:10): Shannon McKeown, Wayne State University

“Fake News, Crooked Hillary, and Bad People: A Linguistic Analysis of Donald Trump’s Twitter Insults

1515-1545 (3:15-3:45): Amelia Stecker, Northwestern University

“Variation in Evaluations of Gendered Voices: Individual speakers condition the variant frequency effect”

1550-1620 (3:50-4:20): Neal Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Writing Conferences in First-Year Composition as a Site of Emerging Identity Roles for Graduate Teaching Assistants”

1625-1640 (4:25-4:40): Jamie Benheim, Northwestern University

“Regional features and the Jewish ethnolinguistic repertoire in Chicago”

1645-1715 (4:45-5:15): Maria Heath, University of Minnesota

“Lazy or Monotone?: The orthography of speech communities

1715-1725 (5:15-5:25): Coffee Break

1725-1825 (5:25-6:25): Evening Plenary:

Dr. Jenny Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Who counts and who is doing the counting?: ‘Expectation’ and ‘anomaly’ in Native American language use”

Session Chair: Taraneh Sanei

1825-1830 (6:25-6:30): Closing remarks – given by Professor Rakesh Bhatt