LINGUIST List 27.950

Tue Feb 23 2016

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Lang Doc, Pragmatics, Socioling/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 23-Feb-2016
From: Birgul Yilmaz <>
Subject: Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts
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Full Title: Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts

Date: 20-May-2016 - 20-May-2016
Location: SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Birgul Yilmaz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Documentation; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

This one day workshop brings together scholars and graduate students working on the role of language in on-going and post-conflict contexts. Examples could include (but are not limited to) the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, and Western Europe, including diaspora and migration contexts.

The workshop aims at exploring the intersection of language and conflict on several levels, stressing the role of language and identity:

– Firstly, a micro level with a particular focus on the interactional construction or discourse of conflict (and resolution)
– Secondly, we focus on the macro structures of conflict, drawing on processes of language policies and revitalization in such contexts
– Thirdly, we focus on the potential role of languages in inter-community, intra-community or social cohesion.

Call for Papers:

Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
20 May 2016

Organising Committee: Birgul Yilmaz and Dr. Julia Sallabank

We welcome papers from fields such as:
- Sociolinguistics
- Linguistic Anthropology
- Critical/ Discourse Analysis
- Political Science
- Conflict, Peace, Violence and Development Studies
Interdisciplinary studies are especially welcome.

This event is a one-day workshop with an opening keynote presentation by Prof. Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, followed by presentations by selected speakers (max. 20), in parallel sessions. Each of the presenters would have 20 minutes for the talk, plus 10 minutes for questions.

We invite 20-mintute-long papers contributing to the debate on the relationship between language and conflict contested on interactional and policy-based dimensions.

Submissions of 300-word abstracts should be sent to: &

The deadline for submissions is: 30 March 2016.
Accepted speakers will be notified on: 20 April 2016.

*Attendance to this workshop is free. We have a small traveling bursary for the accepted speakers who are students/ unwaged traveling within the UK.
* Abstracts will go blind review, please make sure that your abstract is blinded as a word document or pdf.

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