LINGUIST List 26.3968

Tue Sep 08 2015

Calls: General Ling, Historical Ling, Ling & Literature, Socioling, Translation/UK

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 06-Sep-2015
From: Míša Hejná <>
Subject: Language Diversity in Wales / Amrywiaeth Ieithyddol yng Nghymru
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Full Title: Language Diversity in Wales / Amrywiaeth Ieithyddol yng Nghymru
Short Title: LDW

Date: 08-Jul-2016 - 09-Jul-2016
Location: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Míša Hejná
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

Boundaries define who we are and who we are not. They unite and divide us. They exist within us, and are external to us. Some are even created by us. Boundaries take on many forms - linguistic, literary, and cultural; they are an integral part of human life.

This year’s conference, contemplating the theme of boundaries within the linguistic diversity in Wales and other Welsh speaking areas, aims to provide a forum for those interested in discussing these issues. Following on from the success of last year’s conference, this year’s event will once again be a symposium dealing with linguistics, history, literary studies, and other areas relevant for language diversity in Welsh-speaking areas. The forum is open to researchers interested in translation studies, media studies, arts, and anthropology insofar as they are working on topics connected with the language diversity of Wales.

We welcome participants dealing with diversity in Welsh, English or any other languages that are or have been used in Wales (e.g. French, Latin, Flemish, Polish, Romani, Somali, sign language, etc.) and areas where Welsh is spoken (e.g. Patagonia, and regions of Britain other than Wales). Within the field of literary studies, possible topics include: the use of Welsh in English-medium literature, the use of English in Welsh-medium literature, and the use of dialects in Welsh literature.

Recent history has seen a blurring of the traditional boundaries of the linguistic, literary, cultural, and political lives of Wales; we invite you to take part in the discussion, exploration, and possible reshaping of these once firm concepts.  

The registration fee will be c. £25 (to be confirmed).

Should you have any questions, please contact us at or visit the website and leave a comment. Follow Amrywiaeth on Twitter.

Invited Speakers:

- Dr Gwenllian M. Awbery
- Prof Jane Aaron
- Prof Emeritus Patrick Sims-Williams

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for both papers and posters should not exceed 300 words excluding the references and should be submitted via EasyChair. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Please only submit once as the first or sole author; multiple submissions from co-authors will be considered.

The deadline for abstracts is 1 March 2016. Applicants will be notified of acceptance of their paper by 1 April 2016. Abstracts are accepted in English or Welsh.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at or visit the website and leave a comment.

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