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        1.    Sebastian Knospe, Metaling: Discourse on Language Contact & Globalization

Message 1: Metaling: Discourse on Language Contact & Globalization
Date: 01-Oct-2010
From: Sebastian Knospe <sebastian.knospeuni-greifswald.de>
Subject: Metaling: Discourse on Language Contact & Globalization
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Full Title: Metaling: Discourse on Language Contact & Globalization

Date: 30-Jun-2011 - 02-Jul-2011
Location: Greifswald, Germany
Contact Person: Jürgen Spitzmüller
Meeting Email: spitzmuellerds.uzh.ch

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

Within the framework of the Third Conference on Language Contact in
Times of Globalization (LCTG3), a thematic panel is organized on
'Metalinguistic Discourse on Language Contact and Globalization'. The
panel particularly focuses on the following questions:

- Which aspects of globalization surface in metalinguistic discourse? What
are the 'limits of awareness' concerning contact phenomena?
- To what degree is metalinguistic discourse an index of prescriptive
linguistic practices?
- What is the role of purism and related linguistic practices in
standardization and re-standardization procedures?
- What is the influence of purism and related practices on language
change? Are there methodologically sound procedures for measuring such
an influence?
- How is globalization itself discursively constructed? Which role do
language ideologies play in this construction?
- How can we delimit the process (or the concept) of globalization
historically? When does globalization 'start'? When do people start to talk
about it, and how does this discourse evolve?
- Is globalization itself a global (discursive) phenomenon?
- What are the analogies and the differences between the contemporary
contact-under-'globalization' situation and other historical cases (e.g., of
vehicular languages such as French, Spanish, Greek koine, etc.)?

Call For Papers

The organizers of the thematic panel welcome particularly corpus-based
and methodologically innovative approaches to issues such as those listed
in the session description.

Proposals for 30-minute presentations (including discussion), comprising a
500-word (maximum) abstract, should be submitted electronically to the
organizers of the thematic panel by November 15, 2010.

Spiros A. Moschonas, University of Athens, smoschonmedia.uoa.gr
Jürgen Spitzmüller, University of Zurich, spitzmuellerds.uzh.ch
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