LINGUIST List 25.2940

Tue Jul 15 2014

Calls: Socioling, Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 14-Jul-2014
From: Stefanie Jannedy <>
Subject: Borders & Identity (Urban Fragmentations)
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Full Title: Borders & Identity (Urban Fragmentations)
Short Title: BIC2015

Date: 16-Mar-2015 - 19-Mar-2015
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Stefanie Jannedy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Sep-2014

Meeting Description:

Urban fragmentation(s)
Borders & Identity III
Berlin, March 16-19, 2015

The Centers for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Berlin (GWZ) will jointly host the 3rd Borders & Identity conference from March 16-19, 2015 in Berlin (Germany). The conference provides a meeting place for researchers interested in interdisciplinary approaches to exploring Urban Fragmentation(s) from linguistic, literary, sociological, and historical points of view, or a combination thereof. The conference will be organized in three parallel strands, each chaired by a corresponding GWZ-center (ZAS, Center for General Linguistics; ZfL, Center for Literary and Cultural Research; ZMO, Center for Modern Oriental Studies):

1. Literature & Translation (ZfL)
2. Language & Linguistic Creativity (ZAS)
3. Society & Governance (ZMO)

Conference Location: Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstract submission is now open. For detailed instructions, please visit:
For a full call for papers, please visit:

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: September 12, 2014
Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2014

We invite abstracts for oral presentations and posters on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas listed below. Interdisciplinary submissions are highly welcome.

Literature & Translation (ZfL):

1. Writing the City

- Urban soundscapes: Fragments, collages, remixes
- Literary interventions in urban society: cutting across town
- Multilingual literatures in pluricultural cities
- Plural topographies in urban literatures and cultures

2. ''The 'Translation' is the Message''

- Translating the self: Writers in exile and migration
- Translating the other: Appropriating foreign forms of cultural expression
- The role and function of cultural mediators (artists, publishers, teachers, etc.)

3. New Subjectivities

- Suburban subjectivities: Figurations of the self in recent post-socialist literature
- (Urban) cultures of affect: Fragmented memories, distorted belongings, violent riots

Language & Linguistic Creativity (ZAS):

1. Linguistic diversity in the city
- Multilingualism in the classroom
- Multilingual cities as loci of language contact and change
- Migration patterns and linguistic fragmentation

2. Citylects

- Linguistic creativity / Multiethnolects
- Language change / Language decay
- Language variation and social networks

3. Language attitudes / Linguistic stereotypes

- Perceptual ethnolectology
- Language ideologies
- Linguistic expressions of style

Society & Governance (ZMO):

1. Negotiating Diversities

- Cultural, ethnic, and religious fragmentation in the city
- Governance of plurality
- Spaces of interaction, spaces of fragmentation

2. Contesting Visions

- Splintering urbanism in networked cities
- Urban contestations and violence
- Unifying and fragmenting visions of urbanism
- Fragmented authenticity of urban heritage

3. Rethinking Marginalities

- Urban centrality and marginality: Concepts and terminologies
- Urban centrality and marginality: Case studies

Please visit for further information.

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