LINGUIST List 30.1053

Wed Mar 06 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Writing Systems/Italy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Mar-2019
From: Aivars Glaznieks <aivars.glazniekseurac.edu>
Subject: 5th Workshop of the Linguistic Colloquium on Language, Region, Identity: Writing and Written Language in Everyday Life
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Full Title: 5th Workshop of the Linguistic Colloquium on Language, Region, Identity: Writing and Written Language in Everyday Life
Short Title: LRI 5

Date: 06-Jun-2019 - 07-Jun-2019
Location: Merano, Italy
Contact Person: Aivars Glaznieks
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lri.eurac.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): English; German; Italian

Call Deadline: 17-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Colloquium Language, Region, Identity aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond. It is specifically targeted at young researchers (PhD students and post-docs). The colloquia, jointly organised by a team from six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, intend to offer a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The yearly editions are organised around three keywords: language, region and identity. Different languages and language varieties, together with the place where we were born, grew up, and where we live, are in fact important and interdependent factors that are constitutive of our identity. In language interactions, these factors play a key role in the processes of identifying with and distinguishing oneself from other interlocutors.

Final Call for Papers:

Following the successful workshops in Merano/Meran (Italy) in 2014, 2015, 2017, and in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2016, the 5th workshop for young academics of the linguistic colloquium Language, Region, Identity (LRI) will be again hosted at the Villa San Marco, Merano/Meran (Italy). The workshop, jointly organised by a team from six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond by offering a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The workshop will feature oral presentations of 20 minutes with a subsequent discussion time of 20 min.

Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest. The 5th edition will address the topics of writing and written language. We welcome contributions that deal with written texts produced in everyday life. The workshop is open to:

- synchronic research on digital and non-digital writing,
- diachronic research that focuses on the change of communication forms and/or textual conventions over time,
- presentations which take the context of texts (e.g. following a linguistic landscape approach) into account,
- presentations which address the positioning of the author of a text (e.g. from a socio-cultural or variational-linguistic point of view),
- presentations which approach the topic from the scientific field of multilingualism,
- presentations which discuss methodological challenges that arise when researching script and writing in everyday life.

Different languages and varieties as well as the diversity of dialects in the Alpine region will provide the focal points of the workshop; however, the workshop is also open to related topics and projects.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

- Federica Guerini (University of Bergamo)
- Barbara Soukup (University of Vienna)

For further information, please refer to the LRI website www.lri.eurac.edu.

Submission of Abstracts (new deadline!):

If you are interested in presenting your research project at the workshop, submit an abstract of max. 500 words as pdf via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lri5). Deadline for abstract submission has been extended, the new deadline is: 17 March 2019.

All dates at a glance:

17-03-2019: Submission of Abstracts
31-03-2019: Notification of Acceptance
15-04-2019: Preliminary Programme of the Workshop

Presentation type: oral presentation (20 minutes speaking time plus 20 minutes discussion time)

Workshop format: The aim of the workshop is to facilitate constructive discussion of the projects presented. For this purpose, there will be 20 minutes of discussion time after each presentation.

Beginning: Thursday, 6 June, 10 am
End: Friday, 7 June, 1 pm




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