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LINGUIST List 23.4013

Thu Sep 27 2012

Calls: Sociolinguistics/South Africa

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Sep-2012
From: Ellen Hurst <Ellen.Hurstuct.ac.za>
Subject: African Urban & Youth Language
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Full Title: African Urban & Youth Language
Short Title: AUYL

Date: 05-Jul-2013 - 06-Jul-2013
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Person: Ellen Hurst
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/tsotsitaalresearch/auyl-conference-2013

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

There has been a recent increase in interest in youth and urban language phenomena around the world. Youth and urban languages are seen to be at the heart of language change in postmodern societies, and a feature of contemporary diversity, or 'superdiversity' in our cities.

African urban and youth varieties provide striking examples for the investigation of mixing, coinages, syntactic change, lexical innovation and other dynamic language phenomena. This conference intends to bring together scholars from around the world in one of the locations where these varieties are prevalent - South Africa - in order to provide a forum where the field can be further developed and theorized. We invite scholars working in the field to join us in Cape Town to contribute to this burgeoning and challenging field of research purposes.

Call for Papers:

Papers can be relevant to (but not limited to) the following themes:

- African youth languages (Sheng, Camfranglais, Nouchi, Tsotsitaal, etc.)
- Urban and non-standard varieties
- Gendered varieties
- Theorisation of youth & urban languages
- Language variation and change
- Language crossing, switching and mixing

Papers are furthermore welcomed on urban and youth languages phenomena from around the world, for comparative purposes.

Deadline for Abstracts:

Panel proposals: December 15, 2012
Paper and poster proposals: January 15, 2013

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:

Panel proposals: January 15, 2013
Paper and poster proposals: February 15, 2013

Presentation Formats:

Panel proposals can feature up to 6 papers per panel. Papers will be allowed 45 minutes per presentation including questions.

Each participant may give a maximum of two presentations at the conference.

The submission link will be available on the conference website.

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