Vox California Cultural meanings of Linguistic Diversity April 3-4, 2009 UC Santa Barbara
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Friday, April 3, 2009
McCune Room, 6020
Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB)

8:00-8:50 Registration, continental breakfast

8:50-9:00 Welcome

Session 1: California Dreaming: Language and Ideology
Moderator: Mary Bucholtz (Linguistics, UCSB)

9:00-9:25 Awesome!: Perceptions of California Speech
Carmen Fought (Linguistics, Pitzer College)

9:25-9:50 Black and Brown Relations in the African American Comedic Imagination
Lanita Jacobs-Huey (Anthropology, University of Southern California)

9:50-10:15 Language and the Racialization of Asian Americans in the Suburbs: Interrogating Residential Integration
Adrienne Lo (Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

10:15-10:40 Hearing Indigenous Voices in California: Language-Ideological Change and Struggle in Western Mono Communities
Paul V. Kroskrity (Anthropology, UCLA)

10:40-11:00 Moderated discussion

11:00-1:30 Working lunch (Corwin Pavilion)

Session 2: Multilingual California
Moderator: H. Samy Alim (Anthropology, UCLA)

1:30-1:55 Our Deep Linguistic Diversity and Commonality: Indigenous Multilingualism in California
Marianne Mithun (Linguistics, UCSB)

1:55-2:20 A Cross-National Perspective on Preparing Teachers to Teach California’s Linguistically Diverse Populations
Arnetha Ball (Education, Stanford University)

2:20-2:45 When Is Language?:  Language Diversity in the Interactional Lives of Schoolchildren
Jason Raley (Education, UCSB)

2:45-3:10 Multilingual San Diego: Challenging Erasure
Ana Celia Zentella (Ethnic Studies, UCSD)

3:10-3:30 Moderated discussion

3:30-4:00 Break and poster session set-up

4:00-6:00 Poster session and reception (Faculty Club)

Ursula Aldana (Education and Information Studies, UCLA), Competing Language Ideologies of African American and Latino Students in a Third-Grade Dual Immersion Classroom

Saeid Atoofi (Applied Linguistics/TESL, UCLA), The Poetics of Repetition in a Persian Heritage Classroom in Los Angeles

Netta Avineri (Applied Linguistics/TESL, UCLA), “This Is the Language That Unites Us”: The Cultural Context of Yiddish in Southern California

Kristen Bottema (Education, UC Berkeley), The Role of Supported Experience in the Social Communication of Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Their Typical Peers: A Qualitative Study in Urban California

Lindsey Basbas, Stephanie Buelna, Andrea Bueno, Carlos Juárez, Kevin Escudero, Alberto Patricio, Wilber Prada, Kenny Ramírez, Ignacio Rodríguez, Luz del Carmen Trejo Martínez (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA), California's Competing Discourses on Immigrant Students: Victims or Criminals

Nathaniel Dumas (Anthropology, UC Berkeley), Introductions in California American English Stuttering Speech Communities: A Discourse Genre for Co-Constructing Personae

Jesse Gillispie (Education, UCSB), Not Speaking in English: Trouble, School Accountability and the Unequal Valuing of Language in a Dual Immersion School in Southern California

James Grama and Bob Kennedy (Linguistics, UCSB), Acoustic Analysis of Californian Vowels

Angela Haeusler (Linguistics, UC Davis), “Do You Speak English?”: German Language Maintenance in California and the U.S. Census of 1910

Lauren Hall-Lew (Linguistics, Stanford University), Ethnic Practice Is Local Practice: Phonetic Change in San Francisco, California

Jessica Henderson (Anthropology, UCLA), California Stylin’: Anticipatory Fashion in Tween Virtual World

Ayana Kondo (Linguistics, CSU Long Beach), High Rising Terminal Intonation in the Job Interview and Its Impact on Employability in Southern California

Jung-Eun Janie Lee (Linguistics, UCSB), Becoming a California Citizen: Performances of Allegiance as Routinized Ritual in a U.S. Naturalization Class

Lisa Newon (Anthropology, UCLA), Consumption, Identity, and Embodiment in a Suburban Los Angeles High School

Dana Osborne (Anthropology, University of Arizona), “From East LA to Montebello to Whittier”: Deixis in the Construction of Los Angeles

Eva Oxelson (Education, UCSB), Gold Mine: California’s Linguistic Diversity as a Resource for Second Language Instruction

Sonya Pritzker (Anthropology, UCLA), Feeling the Qi: Authenticity, Representation, and Translation in California Chinese Medical Education

Jacqueline Steiger (Linguistics and Anthropology, UCLA), Time to Play: Language and Negotiation in the Los Angeles BDSM Community

Eve Tulbert (Anthropology, UCLA), Homeless in Hollywood: Youth Explorations of Style and Genre in the Creation of Original Comic Books

Ariana J. Valle (Economics, UCSD), The Vitality of Spanish in Barrio Logan

Alex Wahl (Linguistics, UCSB), “Dude, We Totally Rock”: Mediated African Performances of California Linguistic Styles

Dinner on one’s own

Saturday, April 4
McCune Room, 6020
Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB)

8:00-8:50 Registration, continental breakfast

Session 3: Locating California Youth
Moderator: Dolores Inés Casillas (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB)

9:00-9:25 Narratives of Racial Fear and Resentment among White California Youth
Mary Bucholtz (Linguistics, UCSB)

9:25-9:50 From Nation to Neighborhood: Processes and Practices of Linguistic and Cultural Identification in Spanish Catechism Classes (Doctrina) for Mexican Immigrant Children
Patricia Baquedano-López (Education, UC Berkeley)

9:50-10:15 Portrayals of Unauthorized Californian Immigrants and College Students in Print Media and the Courts
Otto Santa Ana (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA)

10:15-10:40  Performing Race and Ethnicity in Freestyle Rap Battles in Los Angeles
H. Samy Alim, Jooyoung Lee, and Lauren Mason Carris (Anthropology, UCLA)

10:40-11:00 Moderated discussion

11:00-1:30 Lunch on one's own (Speakers' lunch at Mosher Alumni House)

Session 4: California Identities
Moderator: Patricia Baquedano-López (Education, UC Berkeley)

1:30-1:55 Laughing with Los Angelenos: The Production of Gender as Heard on Spanish-Language Radio
Dolores Inés Casillas (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB)

1:55-2:20 The California Vowel Shift and Gay Identity
Robert J. Podesva (Linguistics, Georgetown University)

2:20-2:45  Native California Languages and Intersecting Identities
Jocelyn C. Ahlers (Liberal Studies, CSU San Marcos)

2:45-3:10 Norteño and Sureño Gangs on YouTube: Localism in California through Spanish Accent Variation
Norma Mendoza-Denton (Anthropology, University of Arizona)

3:10-3:30 Moderated discussion

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Forum: Where do we stand and where do we go from here?

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