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Full Title: 1st International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration

Short Title: SLIMIG2014
Location: Rapallo, Genoa, Italy
Start Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 26-Sep-2014
Contact: Gerardo Mazzaferro
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.dipartimentolingue.unito.it/slimig2014
Meeting Description: The 1st International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration is
a two-day international conference which aims at bringing together scholars
working on both the empirical and theoretical challenges posed to
sociolinguistics by recent global migratory phenomena.

The conference is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and
Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin, Italy, and it
will take place in Rapallo, Genoa from 25-26 September 2014. The languages
of the conference are: English, French and Italian.

The plenary speakers will be: Christian Mair (University of Freiburg),
Marinette Matthey (University of Grenoble) and Hans Van de Velde
(University of Utrecht).

Registration for the conference starts on 10 May 2014 and closes on 28 July
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1182

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