LINGUIST List 31.1182

Fri Mar 27 2020

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Document, Socioling/Croatia

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 27-Mar-2020
From: Antonio Oštarić <aostaricunizd.hr>
Subject: New Contexts for the Use of Minoritized Languages/Varieties
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Full Title: New Contexts for the Use of Minoritized Languages/Varieties
Short Title: NEWCON2020

Date: 28-Sep-2020 - 30-Sep-2020
Location: Zadar, Croatia
Contact Person: Antonio Oštarić
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://conference.unizd.hr/newcon2020/

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

Call Deadline: 15-May-2020

Meeting Description:

New Contexts for the Use of Minoritized Languages/Varieties is an international linguistics conference organized by the Linguistics Department of the University of Zadar,the SOAS World Languages Institute at the University of London, Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (CIDLes).

The NEWCON 2020 Conference will be held at the University of Zadar from September 28-30, 2020.

At a time when we are witnessing the discursive glorification of multilingualism, which often however officially recognizes only selected (standard) varieties of (national) languages, other languages, varieties and modes of speaking are marginalized and further minoritized. Being pushed to the periphery, their speakers often require additional resources to maintain them either as part of their individual as well as their community's linguistic repertoires. Capturing a range of factors that lead to language decline, shift and loss has been the focus of scholarly interest for a long time. The conference will be focused on understanding different (emerging) forms of resilience in such speech communities and will offer a platform to discuss new ways in which minority, minoritized, non-standard and non-standardized languages and varieties (i.e. all those that do not function as national languages and/or have no official status) are being used, maintained, or creatively adapted to new contexts, such as, for instance,
- in migrational contexts, either local, regional or (inter)national ones
- in new media
- for new purposes and in new genres
- in new (linguistic) forms
- in the public space

Second Call for Papers:

The deadline for submission has been extended to 15 May, 2020!

Some of the questions the conference aims to tackle include, but are not limited to the following:

What factors contribute to the transformation of local language ecologies in different parts of the world? How are minority and minoritized languages and varieties managed in micro-contexts and at grassroots levels in ways that promote their sustainability?

What factors influence a continued use of some languages / varieties in certain, local or global, migrational contexts? How do the existing modes of speaking get transformed to fulfil communicative and identity needs in such situations?

In what ways small and minoritized languages and varieties become visible in public space, in traditional and/or social media, and in different forms of institutional discourses?

We invite original and previously unpublished contributions on these and related issues. The language of the conference is English, but PPT presentations and hand-outs in other (minoritized) languages are welcome.

Submission of abstracts:
Presentations will last 30 minutes in total, with 20 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be prepared in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format and consisting of max. 300 words, excluding references. Abstracts may be submitted via the EasyChair website on the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=newcon2020

Important dates:
- New deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2020
- Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2020
- Conference: 28-30 September 2020




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