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Tue Jul 20 2010

Calls: Socioling/Ireland

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        1.    Svetlana Eriksson, The Collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 Years On

Message 1: The Collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 Years On
Date: 19-Jul-2010
From: Svetlana Eriksson <krshiakstcd.ie>
Subject: The Collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 Years On
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Full Title: The Collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 Years On

Date: 15-Apr-2011 - 17-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 -'The collapse of the Soviet Union:
20 years on'- is the annual conference of the Irish Association for Russian,
Central and East European Studies. These two events target different, but
overlapping participants and audiences.

The second conference, "The collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 years on"
(15-17 April 2011) brings together scholars working across various
disciplines in Central and East European studies. We are particularly keen
to receive proposals for complete panels but we are also happy to receive
paper proposals that can be combined for discussion in any of the following
panels:
1.Culture /literature /media;
2.Politics /international relations /political economy;
3.History;
4.Sociology /social anthropology/geography/social policy.

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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