Thursday, February 7, 2008

GURT 2008

March 14-16 are the date for this year's GURT (Georgetown University's Round Table). This year's topic is storytelling 'Telling Stories: Building bridges among Language, Narrative, Identity, Interaction, Society and Culture.' What an opportunity to have storytelling the focus of this linguistic conference. I'm planning to go and look forward to posting some of what I learn as a result. One of my heroes in the world of sociolinguistics, William Labov will be one of the plenary speakers. Deborah Tannen is also speaking. I'll have to attend 'They immediately know you're from Pennsylvania' by Barbara Johnstone.

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