LINGUIST List 29.3613

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Calls: Sociolinguistics/Thailand

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Date: 18-Sep-2018
From: Pavadee Saisuwan <>
Subject: 11th Linguistic Landscape Workshop
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Full Title: 11th Linguistic Landscape Workshop
Short Title: XIScape2019

Date: 04-Jun-2019 - 06-Jun-2019
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact Person: Pavadee Saisuwan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2018

Meeting Description:

Although called ''the world's premier gathering of scholars investigating the intersection of language, communication and space/place,'' the ten Linguistic Landscape Workshops to date (seven in Europe, two in Africa, one in North America), together with the publications growing out of those workshops, have been weighted heavily in favor of scholarship from and about locales in the West.

The 11th Linguistic Landscape Workshop (XIScape2019) is the first Linguistic Landscape Workshop to be situated on the world's largest and most populous continent. Fittingly, the theme of XIScape2019 is ''East Meets West: Social Reflection and Integration,'' recognizing the significance of physical location and cultural context for understanding ways of communicating and making meaning. The theme opens the opportunity to explore the linguistic, social, political and economic consequences of languages and cultures in contact in contexts less familiar to many scholars in the West. The conference also affords an opportunity for Linguistic Landscape scholars in the region and throughout Asia who may not have had the opportunity to attend any previous ones to experience firsthand the intellectual rigor and warm camaraderie of a Linguistic Landscape Workshop. The planning committee for XIScape2019 extends a warm welcome to all.

Call for Papers:

As the first Linguistic Landscape workshop convened in Asia, the theme for this year's XIScape2019 is, appropriately, ''East Meets West: Social Reflection and Integration.'' Among the topics welcomed are:

- LL in diverse parts of the world
- LL, language contact, and cultural diffusion
- LL in different domains of language use
- LL and language policy and planning
- Contributions of LL to interdisciplinary frameworks
- Application of LL to real-life problems
- LL and language proficiency
- LL and social values, social function, social ideology
- LL and identity (gender, religion, etc.)
- Verbal art in LL

In keeping with recent practice, we interpret ''linguistic landscape'' broadly to include both language in all its forms along with the non-linguistic, semiotic affordances that create and convey meaning.

With this in mind, and following the precedent of previous workshops, we invite you to submit your abstract (with keywords) no later than 1 December 2018 - see submission link below. Please be assured that this is an absolute deadline and there will be no last-minute extensions.

Your abstract should be no more than 300 words. References must be included as a separate pdf file and submitted in the upload area provided:

- your theoretical framework or core literature is made explicit;
- you give at least two or three citations with full references;
- your data/evidence and analytical/interpretive process is clearly stated;
- you offer five or six keywords.

Your abstracts will be reviewed by our review committee (to be announced) and we expect to confirm acceptance by 21 January 2019.

Submission link:

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