|Full Title:||Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centring and (De)standardization|
|Location:||Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Start Date:||03-Jun-2015 - 06-Jun-2015|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
Following on a decade from the 'Language & Global Communication' conference held at Cardiff University (2005), the sociolinguistics of globalization has emerged and developed as an important, interdisciplinary programme of research. Much excellent work has broadened our understanding of the role of language in the representation, manifestation and spread of the ideologies and material processes of globalization.
We invite a reflection and re-assessment of these issues. Specifically, as suggested in the subtitle of the conference, we propose to focus on issues of spatial and symbolic mobility, change and paradigmatic state of flux that appear to characterize much of contemporary social life. With the social, cultural, political and economic processes continuing to destabilize traditional 'centres' and normativities, we are interested in identifying new, emerging regimes of language, dominant language ideologies, and the resources that are deployed to maintain and to subvert these ideologies.
We continue asking two fundamental and interrelated questions: How are we to continue theorizing language and communication under globalization? How can sociolinguistic theory shed new light on our understanding of globalization?
Professor Nikolas Coupland
University of Technology, Sydney and Copenhagen University
Professor Christopher Hutton
University of Hong Kong
Professor Michelle Lazar
National University of Singapore
Professor Christopher Stroud
University of the Western Cape
Professor Kathryn Woolard
University of California, San Diego
|Linguistic Subfield:||Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics|
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