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Tue May 24 2011

Confs: Sociolinguistics/Germany

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        1.     Sebastian Knospe , 3rd Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization

Message 1: 3rd Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization
Date: 22-May-2011
From: Sebastian Knospe <seknospeuni-greifswald.de>
Subject: 3rd Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization
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3rd Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization
Short Title: LCTG3

Date: 30-Jun-2011 - 02-Jul-2011
Location: Greifswald, Germany
Contact: Amei Koll-Stobbe
Contact Email: lctg3uni-greifswald.de
Meeting URL: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/lctg3/

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

From 30 June to 02 July 2011, the University of Greifswald, Germany will host
the 'Third Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization' (LCTG3).
The symposium will take place in the 555th anniversary year of the university
and will be organized in cooperation with the University of Groningen,
continuing the tradition which was started there with the two forerunner
conferences LCTG1 and LCTG2 in 2006 and 2009.

The conference will focus on language choice and contact scenarios in real-life
settings, the media and multilingual institutions. Additionally, there will a
session on linguistic landscapes (i.e. multilingual signage in public space) on
metalinguistic discourse on language contact in times of globalization. Thus,
the conference offers a broad-ranging programme with registered participants
from the USA, Canada, India, Australia, Thailand, Nigeria and various European
countries (Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Estonia,
Latvia and Hungary).

It is possible to get registered as a participant (listener) up to 15 June 2011.
The conference fee is 50 EUR (to be paid via bank transfer - please ask for
further information).

LCTG3 Program

Our keynote speakers are the following internationally renowned scholars:

Durk Gorter (University of the Basque Country Ikerbasque)
Yaron Matras (Manchester University)
Dennis Preston (Oklahoma State University)
Mark Sebba (University of Lancaster)
Donald Winford (Ohio State University)

The conference, which is funded by the German Science Foundation, is organized
in six thematic sections.

June 30, 2011

Metalinguistic Discourse on Language Contact and Globalization-
http://linguistlist.org/callconf/browse-conf-action.cfm?ConfID=116261

Linguistic Landscapes: Multilingualism in Urban Areas-
This session is interested in multilingual signage in public space investigated
in the sociolinguistic field of Linguistic Landscapes.

July 1, 2011

Contact-Induced Change: From Language Mixing to Mixed Languages-
This session will focus on contact-induced change and cover processes of
borrowing, language mixing and mixed languages.

Language Attitudes, Linguistic Identity and Language Politics-
This session will look at questions of identity, language attitudes and language
politics related to language contact processes.

Language Awareness and Language Choice in Individual Use, Multilingual Speech
Communities and Institutional Contexts- Part I
This session looks at language awareness and language choice in individual use,
multilingual speech communities and institutional contexts.

July 2, 2011

Language Awareness and Language Choice in Individual Use, Multilingual Speech
Communities and Institutional Contexts- Part II

The Creative Potential of Language Contact and Multilingualism-
This session is interested in the creative potential of language contact and
multilingualism.

For further information and a more detailed programme please have a look at our
website http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/lctg3/ and feel free to contact us via
lctg3uni-greifswald.de!

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