LINGUIST List 26.5077

Thu Nov 12 2015

Calls: German, Romance, Socioling/Austria

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Nov-2015
From: Alexandra N. Lenz <>
Subject: German in Austria and Other Pluricentric Contexts
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Full Title: German in Austria and Other Pluricentric Contexts
Short Title: DiÖ 2016

Date: 07-Jul-2016 - 09-Jul-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Alexandra N. Lenz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): German

Language Family(ies): Germanic; Romance; Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

The conference will focus on pluricentric/pluriareal Languages in their complex linguistic
and socio-linguistic contexts from the perspective of variationist linguistics, language
contact studies, perceptionist linguistics and studies into language attitudes. A special
emphasis will be placed on varieties of the German language in Austria. Consideration will
be made for synchronic and diachronic variation at all linguistic levels and with regard to all
varieties of languages as well as their contact languages.

In addition, the conference will highlight contributions from the field of ''Digital Humanities''
that have as their research object the collection and preparation of linguistic data about the

The conference seeks to foster the exchange of ideas among a broad and international
audience and to create a space for the discussion of a wide variety of theoretical and
empirical approaches to pluricentricity and pluriareality.

The conference is organised by the German Studies Department (Universität Wien), the
Department for Slavic Studies (Universität Wien), the Centre for Translation Studies
(Universität Wien) and the Research Group Corpus-based Linguistic Research of the
Institute for Corpus Linguistics und Text Technology (Austrian Academie of Sciences).

The main conference website is at:

Call for Papers:

In accordance with the conference topic, submissions are encouraged to focus on research
into the following aspects and fields:

- Language variation within the framework of variationist linguistics and interactional
- Language variation, attitudes and perception of pluricentric languages and their varieties
- Language variation within the German language area
- Language variation and linguistic ethnography
- Language variation, attitudes and perception within multilingual settings
- Language variation, attitudes and perception within urban settings
- Language variation and language contact
- Sociolinguistic variation in time

If you would like to give a talk or present a POSTER, we kindly ask you to submit an
abstract of between 1,500 (minimum) and 2,000 (maximum) characters by 31 January
2016 via EasyAbs:

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 28 February 2016.

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