LINGUIST List 21.5123

Fri Dec 17 2010

Calls: Sociolinguistics/UK

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        1.     Lucy Jones , 8th UK Language Variation and Change

Message 1: 8th UK Language Variation and Change
Date: 17-Dec-2010
From: Lucy Jones <>
Subject: 8th UK Language Variation and Change
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Full Title: 8th UK Language Variation and Change Short Title: UKLVC8
Date: 12-Sep-2011 - 14-Sep-2011 Location: Ormskirk, United Kingdom Contact Person: Lourdes Burbano
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC) provides a regular forum in Britain for international research in variation and change at all levels of linguistic structure. From 12th to 14th September 2011, Edge Hill University will be hosting the eighth in this bi-annual symposia. The eighth conference in this series aims to identify current and emerging interdisciplinary trends within variationist sociolinguistics.

We are delighted to announce that the plenary speakers for UKLVC8 will be:

-Professor Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary, University of London)-Dr. Chris Montgomery (Sheffield Hallam University)-Dr. Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)

Please contact the conference organisers at or visit our website at for further information. Details about registration and on-site accommodation for the duration of the conference will be posted on the website in due course.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for papers and posters concerning all aspects of language variation and change, including those which report on research concerning communities outside of the British Isles.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding references) and should be submitted via the Linguist List EasyAbs portal at by Monday 7th March 2011. Oral presentations at UKLVC8 will be in the form of 20 minute papers with 5 minutes for questions, and posters will be presented during dedicated sessions where delegates will be able to talk to the authors informally. Posters should be of A1 size (1.2m x 0.9m) with either landscape or portrait orientation. You will be notified within six weeks of the submission deadline whether or not your abstract has been accepted. It is our intention for there to be no parallel sessions for oral presentations, and we would therefore encourage the submission of abstracts for poster presentations, particularly as posters will be displayed in a prominent position for the duration of the conference.

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