LINGUIST List 24.2819

Thu Jul 11 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/South Africa

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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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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 beorganized by the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.The three day workshop/conference will be held from Wednesday 9th April2014 to Friday 11th April 2014, with optional city tours made available on thesecond day of the conference. LL6 will be hosted at two venues, both at thebeautiful Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront and at the historicalUniversity of the Western Cape.

The general theme of the workshop will be 'Hope and Precarity'. This theme isrelevant given the last decade's global developments which have acceleratedlarge scale migration and the spread of communication technologies.Collectively, these global developments are having demonstrable effects onthe social, cultural, educational, political, economic, religious, and ethicalstructures, from remote communities to multi-country political-economicblocs. The conference theme is especially important for emerging nations andcontexts on the periphery of the global economy. We therefore focus on howlinguistic landscapes reflect, index and contrast these themes, their powersemiotics across a broad range of societal arena.

In order to keep to the original format of previous linguistic landscapesworkshops 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''. Weparticularly welcome papers which reflect different dimensions and areasalong 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 postersession for work in progress and project presentations. Due to there being noparallel sessions there will be a peer reviewed selection.

Guidelines:

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