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The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 9th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group Event
Language, Discrimination and Conflict

Date: Thursday 27th April 2017; 10.00am to 4.30pm Place: School of English, University Park, University of Nottingham, UK.

At this event, we will explore the ways in which language can ignite and perpetuate discriminatory practices, yet can also be a vehicle through which such discrimination can be resisted or challenged. We will also consider how conflict between opposing groups or norms associated with gender and/or sexuality may be linguistically constructed, rationalised, and defused. The event brings together a range of researchers interested in issues of language, discrimination and conflict in relation to gender and/or sexuality, and explores possible ways in which these issues can be addressed.

This one-day event will include presentations by two invited speakers, a selection of paper presentations, and opportunities for discussion. Confirmed invited speakers: Professor Celia Kitzinger (University of York) and Dr. Erez Levon (Queen Mary University of London).

We invite paper presentations which address themes of language, discrimination and conflict, with a particular focus on gender and/or sexuality. Each presenter will have 20 minutes for their talk, followed by 10 minutes for questions. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:

- Representations of victimhood
- Discourses of violence and abuse
- Sexist, transphobic, and homophobic discrimination
- Conflicting identities and ideologies

For the full call for papers, please visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/lgas10/

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