LINGUIST List 25.1182

Mon Mar 10 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Italy

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Date: 09-Mar-2014
From: Gerardo Mazzaferro <>
Subject: 1st International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration
Short Title: SLIMIG2014

Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 26-Sep-2014
Location: Rapallo, Genoa, Italy
Contact Person: Gerardo Mazzaferro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The 1st International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration is
a two-day international conference which aims at bringing together scholars
working on both the empirical and theoretical challenges posed to
sociolinguistics by recent global migratory phenomena.

The conference is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and
Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin, Italy, and it
will take place in Rapallo, Genoa from 25-26 September 2014. The languages
of the conference are: English, French and Italian.

The plenary speakers will be: Christian Mair (University of Freiburg),
Marinette Matthey (University of Grenoble) and Hans Van de Velde
(University of Utrecht).

Registration for the conference starts on 10 May 2014 and closes on 28 July

2nd Call for Papers:

Please, note that the call for papers has been extended to 30 March 2014.

The sociolinguistics of immigration is a relevant multidisciplinary field
of language investigation. The focus of attention is how immigration can
contribute to phenomena of language spread and/or diaspora, language
contact, language variation and change, and also the development of mixed,
hybrid patterns of language use and identities.

The topics above will be mainly (though not exclusively) examined from the
following perspectives of analysis: contact linguistics,
bilingualism/multilingualism, language variation and change and
language/dialect development.

The abstract submission period opens on 10 January 2014. Abstracts can be
submitted until 30 March 2014 and sent as a word attachment to Confirmation of acceptance will be on 10 May 2014.

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