LINGUIST List 29.613

Mon Feb 05 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics/Italy

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Date: 02-Feb-2018
From: Aivars Glaznieks <aivars.glazniekseurac.edu>
Subject: 4th Workshop of the Linguistic Colloquium: Language, Region, Identity
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Full Title: 4th Workshop of the Linguistic Colloquium: Language, Region, Identity
Short Title: LRI 4

Date: 07-Jun-2018 - 08-Jun-2018
Location: Merano, Italy
Contact Person: Aivars Glaznieks
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lri.eurac.edu

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

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2018

Meeting Description:

The colloquium aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond. It is specifically targeted at young researchers (PhD students and post-docs). The colloquia, jointly organised by six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, intend to offer a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The yearly editions are organised around three keywords: language, region and identity. The different languages and language varieties that we speak, together with the place where we were born, grew up and where we live, are in fact important and interdependent factors that make up our identity. In language interactions, these factors play a key role in the processes of distinguishing and identifying with other interlocutors. The colloquia intend to offer a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects concerning these aspects. Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest.

The topic of the 4th edition of the workshop will be: Language Policy – Language Use – Language Standard

Confirmed keynote speakers:

- Andrea Ender (University of Salzburg)
- Christoph Purschke (University of Luxembourg)

2nd Call for Papers:

Following the successful workshops in Merano/Meran (Italy) in 2014 and 2015, and in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2016, the 4th workshop for young academics of the linguistic colloquium ''Language, Region, Identity'' (LRI) will be hosted at the Villa San Marco, Merano/Meran (Italy). The workshop, jointly organised by six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond by offering a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The workshop will feature oral presentations of 20 minutes with a subsequent discussion time of 10 min.

Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest. The 4th edition will address the topics of language policy, language use and language standard. We welcome contributions that deal with current discussions in language policies (e.g. in education), that focus on contemporary language use (e.g. in the new media) and that discuss language standards and varieties. In particular, we encourage submissions that focus on either internal or external multilingualism. Different languages and varieties as well as the diversity of dialects in the Alpine region will provide the focal points of the workshop. However, the workshop is also open to related topics.

Conference Venue: Academy of German-Italian Studies, Villa San Marco, Merano/Meran (Italy)

Submission of abstracts:

If you are interested in presenting your research project at the workshop, submit an abstract of max. 500 words (excluding a list of references) as pdf via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lri4).

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2018.

Abstracts should provide the following:

- Clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance
- The most important details about research approach, data and methods
- If aplicable: the main preliminary results and their interpretation

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising team. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 28 February 2018.

All dates at a glance:

15 February 2018: Submission of abstracts
31 March 2018: Notification of acceptance
01 April 2018: Registration opens

Form of presentation: oral presentation (20 minutes speaking time plus 10 minutes discussion time)

Languages: German, English, Italian

Fees: no fees foreseen

Organisation of the workshop:

Aivars Glaznieks (Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy)
Stephanie Risse (Faculty of Education, University of Bolzano, Italy)
Monika Dannerer (Department of German Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Peter Mauser (German Language and Literature, University of Salzburg, Austria)
Claudia Maria Riehl (Institute for German as a Foreign Language, University of Munich, Germany)
Regula Schmidlin (German Studies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)


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