SOBLAC21: February 5 and 12 from 2-5pm PDT

A Symposium as we work to launch the Society of Black Language and Culture (SOBLAC)

Organizers: Anne Charity Hudley (UC Santa Barbara), Mary Bucholtz (UC Santa Barbara), Tracy Conner (UC Santa Barbara) and the Talking College Project 

https://ucsbhbculing.com/SOBLAC21

Hashtag: #SOBLAC21

Time: Friday, February 5th from 2-5pm PDT and Friday, February 12 from 2-5 PDT

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/SOBLAC21 (https://forms.gle/iP2tAikN2tnPAt1K7)

Location: Zoom links will be sent to registered participants.

Description

We invite research presentations from all perspectives on African-American language, literacy, and culture for SOBLAC21. We also invite papers that support the professional development of African-American linguists.

There are two presentation options: flash presentations and general research presentations.

  • Lightning Talks (open to K-12 students, undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and those in careers beyond academia) will be 5 minutes long for all presenters.
  • Undergraduate general research presentations will be 10 minutes long with 5 minutes of questions
  • All other general research presentations (open to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and those in careers beyond academia) will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes of questions.

Please send abstracts in PDF format to hbcuscholars@linguistics.ucsb.edu by December 7, 2020. Abstracts should be 500 words or less and limited to one page of text. Bibliography, glossed/transcribed examples, and images may appear on a second page of text and do not count toward the abstract word limit. Please indicate if you prefer a lightning talk, undergraduate research, or general research presentation.

Abstracts that are exclusively authored by undergraduate and/or graduate students are particularly encouraged. We also encourage group submissions.

On both Fridays, we will also be hosting webinars on the professional experiences of African-American linguists including publication, tenure and promotion, and strengthening the network of scholars who study African-American language, literacy and culture. If you are interested in hosting or moderating a webinar, please email: hbcuscholars@linguistics.ucsb.edu

Anne Charity Hudley, who serves as the vice chair of the council of planning and budget for UCSB, will lead a webinar on conducting a target of opportunity hire in linguistics and related disciplines from both the perspective of the candidate and the recruiter.

Anne Charity Hudley will lead a webinar on the scholarship of teaching and learning of Black students with a focus on the concept of liberatory linguistics (Charity Hudley, Mallinson, and Bucholtz (2012).

Mary Bucholtz will lead a one-hour Q&A session on how to be anti-racist through not replicating negative behavior with a focus on white allies/co-conspirators/accomplices.

Notifications will be sent to selected presenters by January 5, 2021 and confirmation of participation is requested by January 15, 2021.