LINGUIST List 24.2313

Wed Jun 05 2013

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Socioling, Language Acquisition/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 04-Jun-2013
From: Isabelle Leglise <>
Subject: Language Contact: Mobility, Borders and Urbanization
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Full Title: Language Contact: Mobility, Borders and Urbanization
Date: 22-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2015 Location: Brazilia, Brazil Contact Person: Isabelle Leglise, Sabine Gorovitz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to discuss the various theoretical models and methodologies that have been implemented to describe language contact, particularly in the research carried out in Brazil. We shall focus on the social impact of language contact, on the impact of mobility on linguistic and social practices, on language ideology in relation to mobility and urbanization, and on the linguistic construction of identity.

Brazil offers a rich landscape of contacts between peoples and languages. The various population movements to, from or within Brazil, are accompanied by various forms of societal multilingualism and individual or family plurilingualism whose linguistic, social and cultural consequences have yet to be addressed.

This conference aims to facilitate the dialogue between different possible approaches to language contact, both within and beyond Brazil’s borders. It also aims to contribute to a creation of a network between researchers concerned with language contact based on the notions of mobility, migration, urbanization and border. Bringing students and researchers with common research interests, and all conceptual and methodological diversity, is an opportunity to build collaborations between Brazilian and foreign institutions, as well as initiatives designed to consolidate innovative research that still remains highly compartmentalized.

The languages of the conference will be Portuguese, French, Spanish and English

Call for Papers:

Oral presentations of 25 minutes will be on the following topics:

- Societal multilingualism
- Individual plurilingualism
- Linguistic consequences of language contact (code-switching, mixing, borrowing, contact-induced language change, convergence, etc.)
- Language transmission in the context of migration/mobility- Language practices, city and mobility


- Abstracts must be no more than 500 words and include theme, objectives, theoretical and methodological framework, results, bibliography and/or examples. Indicate the number of words at the end of the abstract. Use font size 12, Times New Roman, title all uppercase, author (s) (in the nominal version) in uppercase aligned to the right two lines below the title, email and institutional affiliation.- The abstract must include a title.- Since the abstracts are reviewed anonymously, the author must send two files: one, also anonymous and the other indicating the author’s name, which must appear only in the email subject line.


Send the abstract via email in Word file attachment, file title with full name, e.g. NAME_Contact.doc. In the message body, indicate:

- Title of the abstract- Name- Mailing address- Institutional affiliation

Send via email to and wait for the receipt confirmation.

Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2013

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