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LINGUIST List 18.3530

Mon Nov 26 2007

Confs: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics/Switzerland

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        1.    Esther Galliker, 5th Days of Swiss Linguistics

Message 1: 5th Days of Swiss Linguistics
Date: 26-Nov-2007
From: Esther Galliker <esther.gallikerzhaw.ch>
Subject: 5th Days of Swiss Linguistics
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5th Days of Swiss Linguistics

Date: 20-Nov-2008 - 21-Nov-2008
Location: Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
Contact: Esther Galliker
Contact Email: info.5tdlzhaw.ch
Meeting URL: http://www.zhaw.ch/de/linguistik/5tdl.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Days of Swiss Linguistics conference traditionally provides young scientists
with a platform to discuss their research in workshops and addresses current
issues in its plenary speeches.

Plenary speeches:

The subject of the plenary speeches this year is ''Measurement in Linguistics''.
This is a challenging topic for all areas of linguistic research and provides
the methodical and methodological background required to identify empirically
supported and theoretically sound answers to current questions.

The significance of language, multilingualism, communication, linguistic
variation and linguistic competence in social interaction is becoming
increasingly recognised in view of the current socio-cultural diversity and the
tension in social relations. Describing and assessing these factors
appropriately has become a challenge for society and science, and is perceived
as the basis of social cohesion and inclusion. In this context, linguistics as a
whole is gaining importance and is called upon to develop substantive,
transparent and applicable answers. The 5th Days of Swiss Linguistics conference
focuses on ''measurement'' in the sense of ''assigning values'' and establishing
methodical approaches that are theoretically and empirically sound.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Dr. Susanne Günthner, Westfälische Willhelms-Universität Münster
Professor Dr. Gabriele Griffin, University of York
Professor Dr. Lorenza Mondada, Université Lumière Lyon2
Professor Dr. Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Professor Dr. Tim McNamara, University of Melbourne

In addition to ''Measurement in Linguistics'', which is addressed in the plenary
speeches, topics from all areas of linguistics are welcome, in particular from
junior researchers.

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