LINGUIST List 22.4767

Wed Nov 30 2011

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Germany

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        1.     Uli Reich , Sociolinguistics Symposium 19

Message 1: Sociolinguistics Symposium 19
Date: 30-Nov-2011
From: Uli Reich <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Symposium 19
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Full Title: Sociolinguistics Symposium 19
Date: 22-Aug-2012 - 24-Aug-2012 Location: Berlin, Germany Contact Person: Matthias H√ľning
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The Sociolinguistics Symposium 19 will be hosted by Freie Universität Berlin. The main theme will be 'Language and the City'.

Attractive and terrifying, modern cities and megacities structure our lives and communication more than ever. More than 50% of the world's population live in big cities. If urban conglomerations are places where people from other places gather, they form the communicative conditions in many ways: Migration leads to multilingualism, social diversity leads to complex indexical fields.

Call for Papers:

The main theme of the conference brings together sociolinguistic work that sheds light on the relations between the socio-geographical phenomenon urbanity and linguistic variation and change.

The call for papers has now been published on the conference website. We invite scholars to submit abstracts for contributions (papers and posters) to the conference. The Sociolinguistics Symposium will have a general session and a huge number of thematic sessions, which you can contribute to. You will find information about the different submission types on the website:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts will be January 31, 2012.

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