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LINGUIST List 24.2819

Thu Jul 11 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/South Africa

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Jul-2013
From: Amiena Peck <apeckuwc.ac.za>
Subject: 6th International Linguistic Landscape Conference of 'Hope and Precarity'
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Date: 11-Jul-2013
From: Amiena Peck <apeckuwc.ac.za>
Subject: 6th International Linguistic Landscape Conference of 'Hope and Precarity'
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Full Title: 6th International Linguistic Landscape Conference of 'Hope and Precarity'
Short Title: LL6

Date: 09-Apr-2014 - 11-Apr-2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Person: Avril Grovers
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.linguisticlandscapes6.co.za

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2013

Meeting Description:

In 2014, the 6th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop will be
organized by the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
The three day workshop/conference will be held from Wednesday 9th April
2014 to Friday 11th April 2014, with optional city tours made available on the
second day of the conference. LL6 will be hosted at two venues, both at the
beautiful Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront and at the historical
University of the Western Cape.

The general theme of the workshop will be 'Hope and Precarity'. This theme is
relevant given the last decade's global developments which have accelerated
large scale migration and the spread of communication technologies.
Collectively, these global developments are having demonstrable effects on
the social, cultural, educational, political, economic, religious, and ethical
structures, from remote communities to multi-country political-economic
blocs. The conference theme is especially important for emerging nations and
contexts on the periphery of the global economy. We therefore focus on how
linguistic landscapes reflect, index and contrast these themes, their power
semiotics across a broad range of societal arena.

In order to keep to the original format of previous linguistic landscapes
workshops there will be a limited number of paper presentations
(approximately 30) as well as one plenary poster session.

Call for Papers:

The general theme of the workshop will be ''Hope and Precarity''. We
particularly welcome papers which reflect different dimensions and areas
along which hope and precarity find expression; in commodification, politics,
protest, utopias (dystopias), religion, etc.

We will be preparing for approximately 30 paper presentations and one poster
session for work in progress and project presentations. Due to there being no
parallel sessions there will be a peer reviewed selection.

Guidelines:

All submissions have to be made online. Abstracts should be between 200
and 300 words.

First call for submissions: 5 September 2013

Second call for submissions: 15 October 2013.

Notification of acceptance: 10 November 2013



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