Borders and Identities Conference 2013

Borders and Identities Conference 2013 (BIC2013) continues and further investigates the themes discussed at the Borders and Identities Conference 2010 (BIC2010) organized and hosted by the University of York in Newcastle upon Tyne. The aim of BIC2013 is to contribute to further understanding of the construction, expression, and change of identity and the role of language in these processes, but by focusing specifically on communities living in borderland areas of the world.
Communities living in border regions often experience more complex, multi-layered and/or fluid identities than those living in more central areas of states (cf. Donnan and Wilson (2012), A Companion to Border Studies, Blackwell). This is even more true of communities inhabiting territories where the border has shifted in recent history and places where, as is often the case, state borders do not coincide with ethno-linguistic ones.
We aim to reach a better understanding of the role of language in the processes of identity construction, negotiation, expression and change, as is done in sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological investigations, but we also look for interdisciplinary perspectives and dialogue.

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Meeting Location:
University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

Contact Information:
Zvjezdana Vrzic

Meeting Dates:
The Borders and Identities Conference 2013 will be held from 29-Mar-2013 to 30-Mar-2013.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 29-Sep-2012 until 10-Dec-2012.


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