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Calls: Language Documentation, Socioling, Anthro Ling/UK
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1. Kelechukwu Ihemere ,
Language Contact-Change-Maintenace and Loss
Message 1: Language Contact-Change-Maintenace and Loss
From: Kelechukwu Ihemere <linguistics-conferencehotmail.co.uk>
Subject: Language Contact-Change-Maintenace and Loss
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Full Title: Language Contact-Change-Maintenace and Loss
Date: 22-Jul-2011 - 23-Jul-2011
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Kelechukwu Ihemere
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2011
2nd University of Westminster Linguistics Conference on: Language Contact-Change-Maintenance and Loss' (22-23 July, 2011).
Hosted by the Department of English Language, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster London, United Kingdom.
Most present-day societies are multilingual, though multilingualism is not always recognised by public institutions. Nation states often include regional minorities that have their own language; quite often, populations in border areas speak the language of the neighbouring country. In ex-colonial states, a former colonial language often continues to serve as the official state language while most people use tribal or ethnic languages for everyday informal communication. Most urban centres around the world have attracted large-scale immigration from across the country or from overseas, giving rise to urban linguistic minorities. Some countries have two or more national languages, while others recognise regional or minority languages and grant them limited official status. In most multilingual communities, the languages tend to have distinct specialised functions. Quite often, one language is used for informal communication within the group, another for inter-ethnic communication, and sometimes yet another language is used in the public domain - for education and media and in correspondence and institutions. Multilingual societies face the problem of maintaining an effective medium of communication while safeguarding the linguistic and cultural heritage of the various population sectors.
This conference will provide a forum for researchers and students concerned with aspects of multilingualism to compare findings on and exchange analyses of different settings, and in so doing contribute to theory-building in the field.
Dr Kelechukwu Ihemere, University of Westminster, UK
Sharon Sinclair, University of Westminster, UK
Call for Papers:
Submission of abstracts:
Anonymous abstracts for 20-minute individual paper presentations are invited. Each abstract, including the title and illustrative data (wherever necessary), must not exceed 250 words, single-spaced and not more than a single A4 page.
Abstracts (in PDF or MS Word document format) must be submitted as email attachment to: Linguistics-Conferencehotmail.co.uk.
Please include the following information in the body of the email: author's name, affiliation, email address, paper title.
Priority consideration will be given to papers that address the substance of the conference theme and/or demonstrate the contribution of the research/paper to linguistic theory and description.
The organisers will seek to publish an edited volume composed of selected proceeds from the event.
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2011
Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2011
Provisional program: 30 June 2011
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