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Sat Feb 04 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Socioling, Historical Ling, Syntax/Italy

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        1.     Francesca Gallina , 46th SLI International Conference 2012


Message 1: 46th SLI International Conference 2012
Date: 03-Feb-2012
From: Francesca Gallina <sli2012unistrasi.it>
Subject: 46th SLI International Conference 2012
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Full Title: 46th SLI International Conference 2012
Short Title: Pluralingualism/Syntax

Date: 27-Sep-2012 - 29-Sep-2012
Location: Siena, Italy
Contact Person: Monica Barni
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sli2012.unistrasi.it/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

You are invited to participate in the XLVI SLI International Conference 2012 Plurilingualism/Syntax, to be held at University for Foreigners of Siena on September 27-29, 2012.

Session 1

Title: Plurilingualism

The session, whose topic has been proposed by the local organizing committee, aims at taking stock of research status on plurilingualism. The term plurilingualism is meant, in a broad sense, as a hypernym with respect to the definitions of multilingualism and plurilingualism given in European documents. Members and non-members are kindly invited to submit their proposals according to the following conference themes.

1. Plurilingualism: yesterday
1.1. Plurilingualism in the ancient world (e.g. Hellenistic Age, Roman-imperial Age, Chinese world): sources, data, events.
1.2. Plurilingualism in the medieval world (e.g. Western Europe vs Eastern Europe; Chinese world): sources, data, events.
1.3. Plurilingualism in the modern age (e.g. great supranational empires): sources, data, events.

2. Plurilingualism: today
2.1 Linguistic diversity and complex societies
2.2 Sociolinguistics of language change
2.3 Forms of social multilingualism and individual plurilingualims
2.4. New plurilingualism, plurilingualism in migration contexts.
2.5. Global languages market
2.6. Plurilingualism and acquisition
2.7. Plurilingualism and identity

3. Theoretical models of language contact, plurilingualism and variability
3.1. Metalinguistic aspects: frames and terms
3.2. Historical relevant personalities; epistemological turning points in Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries
3.3. Plurilingualism and intercomprehension

4. Plurilingualism management
4.1. Linguistic ecology
4.2. Plurilingualism and education
4.3. Plurilingualims and institutions, linguistic policies
4.4. Technologies applied to plurilingualism

Invited Speakers:

J. M. E. Blommaert (Tilburg University - The Netherlands)
Guus Extra (Experts, Tilburg University - The Netherlands)
Francois Grin (Geneva University - Switzerland)
Elana Shohamy (Tel Aviv University - Israel)

Session 2

Title: Syntax

The session, whose topic has been proposed by the Executive Committee of the Società di Linguistica Italiana, aims at taking stock of recent researches on syntax of Italian and romance, past and modern, varieties. Members and non-members are kindly invited to submit proposals that can be placed in a synchronic or diachronic perspective, in a formal or descriptive perspective, in a typological or comparative perspective, of reflection on the core syntactic features or on the interface with other linguistic levels of analysis (phonology, morphology, semantics, pragmatics) seen across the dimension of variance or invariance.

Invited Speaker:

Luigi Rizzi, Università di Siena

Call for Papers:

We invite all those interested to submit proposals for contributions for oral presentations or posters on one of the two session topics (see conference URL: http://sli2012.unistrasi.it)

The deadline to send proposals is 29 February 2012.

Oral presentation and poster can be in Italian, French or English, LIS.

Abstracts (Title Arial bold 12, 2000 keystrokes Arial 12 + max 5 bibliographic references) must be sent to sli2012unistrasi.it by e-mail (heading subject: 'Proposta paper SLI 2012' or 'Proposta poster SLI 2012'). The email text must clearly report: the title of the contribution or poster, author's name, affiliation, email notification address and the language of presentation.

File's name must be as follows:

marco_rossi_plurilinguismo_paper.doc
marco_rossi_plurilinguismo_poster.doc
marco_rossi_sintassi_paper.doc
marco_rossi_sintassi_poster.doc

Proposal selection is anonymous.



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