From: Daming XU <xudamingnju.edu.cn>
Subject: 5th Urban Language Seminar
5th Urban Language Seminar
Short Title: ULS-5
Date: 09-Jul-2007 - 11-Jul-2007
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Marinus van de Berg
Contact Email: m.e.van.den.bergumail.leidenuniv.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.iias.nl/ilci
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
The seminar is the 5th in a series of international conferences on
methodological and theoretical questions of urban sociolinguistics. The seminar
brings together specialists from various Chinese and Western universities who
document the social dynamics of the changing Chinese and European language
A special session will be devoted to the study of overseas Chinese
communications, and the migratory situation in places such as Hong Kong,
Malaysia, and various European countries. Special emphasis is given to identity
formation processes under conditions of rapid industrialization. We expect these
contributions to help in the formulation of an explanatory and predictive model
for language maintenance, language spread, and language shift, which in turn can
function as a basis for the formulation of an empirically well founded language
system theory, and national language policies.
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