The Second Annual Advancing African American Linguist(ic)s Symposium, August 7-8, 2020

The Second Annual Advancing African American Linguist(ic)s Symposium will be held virtually on August 7th and 8th, 2020.

Title: Advancing African American Linguist(ic)s Symposium

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

Location: Zoom links will be sent to registered participants. To register, click here: https://tinyurl.com/AAAL2020

Time: Friday, August 7, 2020-Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9:00am-5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

Description

We invite research presentations from all perspectives on African-American language, literacy, and culture for the Second Annual Advancing African American Linguist(ic)s Symposium. We also invite papers that support the professional development of African-American linguists.

We invite research presentations from all perspectives on African-American language, literacy, and culture for the Second Annual Advancing African American Linguist(ic)s Symposium. 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 of 500 words or less confined to one page of text in PDF format by July 14, 2020, to hbcuscholars@linguistics.ucsb.edu. 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 flash presentation or an undergraduate or general research presentation.

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

On Saturday, 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 will lead a one hour Q&A session on the state of Black people in linguistics.

Mary Bucholtz will lead a one hour Q&A session on how to be anti-racist with a focus on white allies/co-conspirators/accomplices.

Shelome Gooden will lead a panel on Black linguists in administrative leadership positions

We will also have hangout rooms so that people can meet and network online!

Notifications will be sent to selected presenters by July 28th and confirmation of participation is requested by August 1st.

Schedule: 

Friday, August 7: Presentations and talks that highlight research as well as the academic and social support of African-American linguists

Saturday, August 8: A Day of Rejuvenation for Black linguists: A day of virtual connection and healing. Also, a celebration of accomplishments, and conversations on the state of Black people in linguistics and related areas with a particular focus on #BlackInTheIvory