LINGUIST List 26.5317

Mon Nov 30 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Socioling/Spain

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Date: 27-Nov-2015
From: Lorea Unamuno <>
Subject: Workshop EUDIA-5 'Linguistic Variation in the Basque Language and Education'
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Full Title: Workshop EUDIA-5 'Linguistic Variation in the Basque Language and Education'
Short Title: EUDIA-5

Date: 10-Jun-2016 - 10-Jun-2016
Location: Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Contact Person: Gotzon Aurrekoetxea
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

Geographical linguistics (or dialectology) has a long tradition in the Basque language. However, recent decades have seen a rapid increase in insights into linguistic structure as well as advances in geographic technology and these two areas have not always been completely matched to each other, so that one might feel that current linguistic maps leave things to be desired on both sides.

Many questions still arise. For instance, how regions can be identified from mapped data? Is it possible to map grammatical systems instead of individual grammatical features and if so, how? How can geographic information systems (GIS) best be applied to linguistic data? What can linguistic mapping learn from mapping techniques used in other fields of science?

As far as sociolinguistic variation is concerned, although research about Basque is very recent, it is a growing field in the last few decades.

And finally, how to teach linguistic variation at school? How and when do children realize linguistic variation?

This workshop aims to bring together researchers with backgrounds in linguistics variation and in teaching linguistic variation in schools.

Scientific Committee:

Gotzon Aurrekoetxea,
Iñaki Gaminde,
Aintzane Etxebarria,
Aitor Iglesias,
Asier Romero,
Jesus Mari Makatzaga,
Jesus Rubio,

Invited speakers: Paolo Roseano (UB-UPF) and Wendy Elvira-García (UB)

Languages of the workshop: English, Basque

Call for Abstracts:

We invite the submission of abstracts on the relation between linguistics variation and education in the Basque language, including but not limited to:

- Analysis of linguistic data with geographic features
- Analysis of linguistic data with sociolinguistic features
- Visualization of linguistic data on geographic maps
- Teaching the linguistic variation in the school
- Acquisition of the linguistic variation in the school

Submission Details:

Submit an abstract of maximally 400 words by email to on or before January 9, 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by January 30, 2016.

Important Dates:

January 9, 2016: Abstract submission deadline
January 30, 2016: Notification of acceptance
June 10, 2016: Workshop

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