LINGUIST List 29.555

Thu Feb 01 2018

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 31-Jan-2018
From: Christoph Hauf <symposium2018lipp.uni-muenchen.de>
Subject: 25th LIPP Symposium: Language Variation - Research, Models, and Perspectives
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Full Title: 25th LIPP Symposium: Language Variation - Research, Models, and Perspectives

Date: 20-Jun-2018 - 22-Jun-2018
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Contact Person: Christoph Hauf
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.symp18.gwi.uni-muenchen.de/

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the 25th LIPP Symposium ''Language Variation: Research, Models, and Perspectives'' organized by members of the Class of Language of the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich at LMU Munich.

The symposium takes place from June 20 to June 22, 2018 and offers a forum to present and discuss original research investigating language-variation phenomena, theories and models, as well as new and innovative research methods.

The following keynote speakers have been invited and confirmed:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Elspaß (University of Salzburg)
Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy (University of Murcia)
Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier (University of Zurich)
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich)

Keywords:

language variation
dialectology
dialect geography
language and society
language and identity
stylistics and register
phonetics and phonology
morphology and syntax
lexicology and lexicography
semantics and pragmatics
sociolinguistics
historical linguistics
corpus linguistics
psycholinguistics

Call for Papers:

The call for papers is now officially open: We invite abstracts for a 20-minute talk, followed by a 10-minute discussion. PhD students and early-career researchers are especially encouraged to submit. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously.

Variation is a key concept in sociolinguistics. Not only can members of a speech community use language differently from one another, but a single speaker’s speech may also show significant variation. Every language in the world is therefore not a uniform entity but exhibits multifaceted patterns of internal variation.

The aim of this year’s LIPP symposium is to provide a forum to discuss these patterns across a wide range of languages. We invite original research on language-variation phenomena on various linguistic levels (phonology, morphosyntax, vocabulary, etc.) and in relation to regional, social, stylistic, or medial factors, or a combination of these dimensions. We also welcome papers exploring the perception of and attitudes towards variation as well as the construction of identity through linguistic variants. Contributions from all fields and methodologies are welcome, including synchronic and diachronic approaches to variation as well as quantitative and qualitative research.

Another goal of our symposium is to investigate the implications of research findings for existing theoretical models and concepts as well as for the development of new frameworks that enable us to describe and categorize language variation. The final objective of this year’s symposium is to point out methodological perspectives, in particular the potential of new computer technologies and electronic resources as promising tools for sociolinguistic research.
Abstracts

We invite abstracts for a 20-minute talk, followed by a 10-minute discussion. PhD students and early-career researchers are especially encouraged to submit. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously. Abstracts should meet the following guidelines:

- They should not exceed 300 words (excluding references)
- They may be written in either English or German
- They must remain completely anonymous
- Please submit your abstract as both a *.doc and a *.pdf file
- Please send your abstract to symposium2018lipp.uni-muenchen.de by March 15, 2018 (midnight CET)
- In your e-mail, please provide the following information: full name, affiliation and work address, e-mail address, and title of your talk

Notification of acceptance will be given by April 15, 2018. Selected contributions will be published in JournaLIPP after the symposium.

If you would like to attend the symposium without giving a presentation, we kindly ask you to register via e-mail to symposium2018lipp.uni-muenchen.de.

For detailed information regarding submissions and guidelines, please see our conference website at http://www.symp18.gwi.uni-muenchen.de.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at symposium2018lipp.uni-muenchen.de.

We are looking forward to receiving many exciting contributions!


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