Language and Ideology (LID)

This strand promotes exploration of the relationships between any aspect of language (language forms, choice of language, rules for language use and evaluation) and ideology, defined loosely as a coherent belief system. Related presentations focus on connections between patterns of language behavior or evaluation and other belief systems, including those associated with social institutions such as, for example, nations, political parties, religions, corporations, broadcast media, and educational and health care agencies, among others. Such connections may be explicit or implicit, reflect historical or contemporary contexts, and be identified through empirical or conceptual analyses. Investigations may be carried out using a variety of methods, quantitative, qualitative, or mixed.