LINGUIST List 30.4195

Wed Nov 06 2019

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Norway

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 02-Nov-2019
From: Ingrid Beiler <>
Subject: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
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Full Title: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
Short Title: EELC8

Date: 24-Sep-2020 - 25-Sep-2020
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact Person: Joke Dewilde
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Dec-2019

Meeting Description:

Please join us for the 8th biennial conference of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, hosted by the Department of Teacher Education and School Research & Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the University of Oslo, Norway.

This year’s theme is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.”

Linguistic ethnography has emerged as a way to bring contextualized insight into communication practices and has been taken up by a variety of disciplines. In this conference, we welcome contributions related to the study of communication practices from across contexts and disciplines. By bringing together researchers who work on issues of language and communication through ethnographic methods, we aim to improve understandings of communication in context and contribute to contemporary social concerns. Through this year’s theme, particular focus is set upon transdisciplinarity and the methodological and praxiological opportunities for addressing issues of social change and social justice.

Keynote presentations will be given by Christine Hélot (University of Strasbourg, France), Quentin Williams (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), and Bente Ailin Svendsen (University of Oslo, Norway).

Workshops will be led by Julia Snell (University of Leeds, UK), Line Møller Daugaard (VIA University College, Denmark), and Mariëtte de Haan (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) and Alfredo Jornet Gil (University of Oslo, Norway).

Please see the conference website for more information:

Call for Papers:

Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC8)
“Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders”

University of Oslo

Submission deadline: 2 December 2019
Decision notification: 3 February 2020
Registration deadline: 15 May 2020

Submit via the conference website:

Papers, panels and posters related to the following themes are especially welcomed:

- Language and communication in educational institutions
- Language and communication in public services
- Language and communication in the health sector
- Language and communication in workplaces
- Language and communication in the media
- Language and communication in deaf people’s communities
- Language and communication in drama and the arts
- Language, communication, and social change or stasis
- Literature and literacy practices
- Multilingual and/or multimodal communication
- Digital ethnography
- Linguistic ethnography, advocacy, and activism
- Methodological issues in linguistic ethnography

Submission formats:

Paper or Poster: Please submit a title and abstract (max. 300 word, including any references) in PDF format. The author’s name, affiliation and contact information and up to 5 keywords will be submitted separately through an online form (for blind review). Please also indicate whether you would prefer to present a paper or a poster. Individual papers will have 20 minutes followed by 7 minutes of discussion.

Panel: Panel organizers are asked to submit an abstract for the entire panel (max. 500 words, including any references), with a title and an overall description of the panel and up to 5 keywords, in PDF format. In addition, it should include the titles and abstracts of the individual papers (max. 300 words each, including any references). The names, affiliation, contact information of the organizers and the names and affiliations of the authors of individual papers must be submitted separately through an online form. The organizers are also asked to indicate the length of the panel in time blocks of either 1 ½ or 3 hours.

We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo in September 2020!

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