LINGUIST List 32.2183
Fri Jun 25 2021
Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>
Kim Ebensgaard <ebensgaard
Danish and German as European neighbour languages: An international conference on language contact in border zones and multilingual cities E-mail this message to a friend
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
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.
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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