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LINGUIST List 18.723

Thu Mar 08 2007

Calls: Socioling/Netherlands; Ling & Literature,Translation/UK

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Leonie Cornips, Sociolinguistics Symposium 17
        2.    Lloyd Davies, Romance Studies Colloquium

Message 1: Sociolinguistics Symposium 17
Date: 08-Mar-2007
From: Leonie Cornips <leonie.cornipsmeertens.knaw.nl>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Symposium 17

Full Title: Sociolinguistics Symposium 17
Short Title: SS17

Date: 03-Apr-2008 - 05-Apr-2008
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Leonie Cornips
Meeting Email: ss17meertens.knaw.nl
Web Site: http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/ss17

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2007

Meeting Description
SS17 will be held in April 3-5, 2008 at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam). We
invite submissions for papers on any aspect of sociolinguistics and in
particular on the theme 'Micro and Macro Connections'.

Micro and Macro Connections
The 17th edition of 'The Sociolinguistic Symposium, Europe's leading
international conference on language in society, will be held in Amsterdam from
3-5 April 2008 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The theme of the
conference is Micro and Macro Connections.
Sociolinguistics is about the relationship between language and society. By
proposing Micro and Macro connections as the conference's theme, we want to
invite research that generates insight into the interplay between language and
society by examining the ways social structure is oriented to and affected by
verbal practices. Language does not just reflect social facts. The connections
between language and social organization are multi-layered, dynamic and
reflexive and they are accomplished at many different levels of language use.
When people use language, they are actors engaging in some interactive project
that defines the ground for the ways parameters such as identity, community and
culture are shaped. Therefore, we will particularly welcome proposals that
explore the ways verbal practices display and contribute to social organization.

About the Sociolinguistics Symposia
The Sociolinguistics Symposia are organised bi-annually since the 1970s by a
group of sociolinguists who recognized the need for a forum for discussing
research findings and for debating theoretical and methodological issues
concerning language in society. Until 2000, most participants came from within
the UK, but ever since then the symposium has developed into the leading
international conference on language in society in Europe, attracting 400-500
participants on average. The first symposium on the continent was organised in
April 2002 by the University of Ghent and from then on the intention has been to
alternate between a UK and a continental venue.
Message 2: Romance Studies Colloquium
Date: 08-Mar-2007
From: Lloyd Davies <l.h.daviesswan.ac.uk>
Subject: Romance Studies Colloquium

Full Title: Romance Studies Colloquium

Date: 17-Sep-2007 - 19-Sep-2007
Location: Plas Gregynog, Newtown, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Lloyd Davies
Meeting Email: l.h.daviesswan.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.swan.ac.uk/french/web-content/research/romance-studies-2007/

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Translation

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
French (fra)
Italian (ita)
Portuguese (por)
Spanish (spa)

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Translation Studies has now entered the mainstream of academic teaching and
research not only in Europe but in the wider world. While the practice of
translation is seen as a popular career option attracting large numbers of
undergraduate and postgraduate students, the development of translation theories
is proceeding in exciting new directions in a fast-growing area of academic
research. Translation will be considered in relation to the following topics:

New media

These aspects of translation studies, as well as many other related issues, such
as versions ('transcreations') vs. 'faithful' translations, will be explored in
the Colloquium.

Romance Studies Colloquium 2007

Plas Gregynog, Newtown, Powys

17-19 September 2007

Cultural and Literary Translation: New Directions

Keynote speakers:

Mary Ann Caws, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Jeremy Munday, University of Leeds, UK
Lawrence Venuti, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Dr Lloyd Hughes Davies
Department of Hispanic Studies
Swansea University
Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

Tel: +44 01792 205678 ext 4842
Fax: +44 01792 295710
E-mail: L.H.Daviesswan.ac.uk

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