LINGUIST List 26.4671

Wed Oct 21 2015

Confs: Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics/Sweden

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Date: 21-Oct-2015
From: Kristy Beers Fägersten <>
Subject: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
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Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
Short Title: EELC

Date: 22-Sep-2016 - 23-Sep-2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact: Zoe Nikolaidou
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

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6th conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) Södertörn University (Sweden), 22-23 September 2016

The aim of the conference is to examine how linguistic ethnography can be used in order to capture cultural, gendered, linguistic and other kinds of diversity in today's global societies. In line with Södertörn University's intercultural profile, conference papers will explore the role of language in diverse settings: in the workplace, in education, in the community and at home. Today, with the development of technology, information and capital are transcending social and geographical barriers thus giving new forms to communication. The challenges of conducting ethnography in order to capture these new globalized yet diverse settings are larger than ever and in this conference we wish to explore new theories and methods and discuss research results from studies that have set out to achieve this.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

Jan Blommaert, Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University

Celia Roberts, Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics at King's College.

Rickard Jonsson, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University

The conference website and a call for workshops and papers will be opened in November. Any immediate questions can be directed to

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