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Full Title: International Conference on Language Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts

Short Title: LVC2013
Location: Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
Start Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 19-Apr-2013
Contact: Rita Calabrese
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.lvc2013.unisa.it/
Meeting Description: International Conference
Language Variation and Change (LVC) in Postcolonial Contexts

The International Conference on Language Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts will be held on 18-19 April 2013 at the University of Salerno, Italy.

The LVC2013 conference aims:

- to create a space for the discussion of new and ongoing research and projects on post-colonial language variation.
- to encourage interactions between researchers with different research perspectives and methodologies.

Invited Speakers (confirmed so far):

Jack Chambers (University of Toronto)
Gerhard Leitner (Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin)
Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen)

Local Organizing Committee:

Paola Attolino (University of Salerno)
Linda Barone (University of Salerno)
Maria Grazia De Meo (University of Salerno)
Ljubica Leone (University of Salerno)

Conference Fees:

90 Euros
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.4590

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