LINGUIST List 32.2183

Fri Jun 25 2021

Confs: Socioling/Denmark

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



Date: 25-Jun-2021
From: Kim Ebensgaard <ebensgaardhum.ku.dk>
Subject: Danish and German as European neighbour languages: An international conference on language contact in border zones and multilingual cities
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Danish and German as European neighbour languages: An international conference on language contact in border zones and multilingual cities

Date: 24-Aug-2021 - 25-Aug-2021
Location: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Lars Behnke
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://engerom.ku.dk/english/calendar/danish-and-german-as-european-neighbour-languages/

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

In 2020 Denmark and Germany celebrated the 100th anniversary of the current Danish-German political border, which appeared on the European map as a result of a referendum held within the border region. This event is known as “Genforeningen” (“the reunification”) in Danish historiography. Other European regions were also affected by a shift of political borders in the aftermath of World War I. These borders have in common that they divided multilingual territories which are characterized by long-lasting language and dialect contact. At the same time many European cities have increased their multilingual character due to immigration, seeing the emergence of new neighbourhoods, sometimes definable within micro-geographical borders.

With our conference we wish to shed light on the significance of borders for the contact varieties used in multilingual territory, both in a structural and a sociolinguistic perspective. We aim to improve our understanding of possible common and unique features in different contact situations.

Program Information:

If you would like to take part in the conference, please register before 15 August. Max capacity 50 participants, participation is free, but enrollment is necessary.

Program and information here: https://engerom.ku.dk/english/calendar/danish-and-german-as-european-neighbour-languages/

Registration here: https://engerom.ku.dk/english/calendar/danish-and-german-as-european-neighbour-languages/registration/




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