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LINGUIST List 21.2986

Tue Jul 20 2010

Calls: Socioling/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Svetlana Eriksson, Relocating Cultures

Message 1: Relocating Cultures
Date: 19-Jul-2010
From: Svetlana Eriksson <krshiakstcd.ie>
Subject: Relocating Cultures
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Full Title: Relocating Cultures

Date: 13-Apr-2011 - 15-Apr-2011
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Sarah Smyth
Meeting Email: ssmythtcd.ie
Web Site: http://www.tcd.ie/Russian/our-languages/conference.php

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

The 'Our Languages' research team in Trinity College Dublin is hosting two
conferences back-to-back in April 2011. In the first conference, 'Relocating
Cultures', the organisers bring together scholars in the fields of language in
society, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language politics, and
diaspora and identity studies; the second is the annual conference of the
Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies. (Please
search for 'The collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 years on' conference).
These two events target different, but overlapping participants and

The programme of 'Relocating Cultures' (13-15 April 2011) is structured to
move from the more conceptual and theoretical (without privileging any
particular ethnic, social or linguistic group) to a more narrow focus on
Russian as a minority language in the modern world (without discounting
discussion of other global/world/vehicular/bridge or minority languages in
diaspora). The four panels envisaged are:

Multilingualism in the public sphere;
Culture over Time;
Networking and Identity Performance;
Russian as a Local Language.

Three public lectures by eminent guest speakers will frame the proceedings
and broaden the audience yet further. The Wednesday lecture will examine
and critique multilingualism and language policy/ policing (Professor Jan
Blommaert, Tilberg University); the Thursday lecture will investigate the
practices of bi-/pluri-lingual speakers (Professor Li Wei, Birkbeck, University
of London); the Friday evening lecture will serve as a bridge between the
two conferences and will look at the impact of the collapse of the Soviet
Union on Diaspora communities and cultural repertoires.

These conferences provide a forum in which scholars interact in dialogue
with colleagues from different discipline areas, with different methodologies
and theoretical frameworks. The panels will be scheduled sequentially (not
in parallel sessions). Speakers will thus be addressing specialists and non-
specialists in their field.

Call For Papers

If you would like to offer a paper, please send an abstract to ssmythtcd.ie
by 31st October 2010. The organising committee will agree the first draft
programme(s) by the end of November. Participants will be asked to submit
their papers/powerpoints by the end of February 2011 for circulation to
other members of their panel. If you would like to be kept on or added to the
circulation list, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

-Sarah Smyth
PI ''Our Languages'' Who in Ireland speaks and understands Russian? An
investigation into cultural and linguistic diversity
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