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UTSA English department hosts African-American language conference Nov. 2-3

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Sonja Lanehart, conference organizer and UTSA Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities

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(Nov. 1, 2010)--The UTSA Department of English will host the second biennial African American Language Conference Nov. 2-3 at the Hotel Contessa, 306 West Market St., in downtown San Antonio.

With the theme "African American Language in Popular Culture: Intersections Among Language, Education, Music, Media and Sports," presenters representing more than 40 universities will share ideas and research.

The conference will include a combination of invited speakers, anonymously reviewed papers and posters, and an open community forum on diversity and intersections of language use in the African-American community.

>> Read more at the African American Language Conference website.

 

 

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