LINGUIST List 27.846

Tue Feb 16 2016

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Applied Ling/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 16-Feb-2016
From: Kristy Beers Fägersten <>
Subject: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
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Full Title: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
Short Title: EELC

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

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

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
Anna De Fina, Professor of Italian Language and Linguistics and Chair of the Italian Department of Georgetown University
Rickard Jonsson, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University

2nd Call for Papers:

We welcome participants to give a paper, present a poster, or hold a workshop. Paper presenters will be allowed 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presenters will be assigned a special session for brief presentations and discussions. Workshops may last 90 minutes to two hours and can be run by one organizer or a group of organizers with complementary projects. All workshop proposals should indicate a relevant thematic discussion and associated audience activity, such as critical questions on theory, issues of methodology, or exercises on data analysis.

Deadline for abstract submission for papers, posters, and workshops: 1st April 2016
Notification of acceptance: 29 April 2016
Deadline for conference registration: 27 May 2016

Please visit the conference website for more information and to register: Any questions about the conference can be directed to

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