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Full Title: VIII Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics

Short Title: SIDG
Location: Famagusta, Cyprus
Start Date: 14-Sep-2015 - 18-Sep-2015
Contact: Vugar Sultanzade
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://sidg.emu.edu.tr
Meeting Description: Eastern Mediterranean University invites participation in the VIII Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics (SIDG) and will be pleased to serve as your host from 14 to 18 September 2015 in Famagusta, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

The main topics of the congress will cover all aspects of dialectology and geolinguistics.

- New methodological and technical approaches to variety linguistics & language geography
- Interdisciplinary dialectology
- Dialect synthesis
- Quantitative dialectology
- Cognitive linguistics and dialectology
- Dictionaries, atlases
- Dialect corpora, standards and norms, infrastructure
- Online dialectology
- Perceptual dialectology
- Dialect dynamics between standardization and dialectalization
- Minority languages, interference phenomena
- Dialect and culture as well as dialect and cultural studies
- Dialect and youth language
- Dialect and media(linguistics)
- Dialect translation
- Science intermediation
- Research reports
Linguistic Subfield: Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.5082

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