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Full Title: Forging Linguistic Identities

      
Location: Towson, MD, USA
Start Date: 16-Mar-2017 - 18-Mar-2017
Contact: George McCool
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University announces a conference, ''Forging Linguistic Identities'' to be held on March 16-18, 2017. The conference seeks to examine language as socially embedded within historical and geographical contexts. Possible topics might include, but not be limited to:

1) Dialects/diglossia and their role in group identity formation
2) The standardization of national and/or majority language(s) and its impact on national or regional politics
3) Multilingualism in states and regions and its negotiation and practice by the communities of use.

- Use(s) of indigenous languages under transnational states
- National reception of dialect/minority-language literature and verbal culture
- Migration
- Translation studies

The scope of the conference is not limited by region, language, or time period.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.3800


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