LINGUIST List 30.626

Thu Feb 07 2019

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Russia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Feb-2019
From: Denis Zubalov <>
Subject: Multilingual Urban Space: Policy, Identity, Education
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Full Title: Multilingual Urban Space: Policy, Identity, Education
Short Title: MUS

Date: 12-Apr-2019 - 13-Apr-2019
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Denis Zubalov
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

Rapid processes of globalization, internationalization of commerce, on the one hand and lack of economic opportunities as well as local and international conflicts on the other, have intensified the movement of population across the globe. In addition, revolutionary technological advancement, that has made linguistic and cultural boundaries highly permeable over the last couple of decades, has contributed to what is known today as super-diversity (Vertovec, 2007). A number of recent studies (see, for example, Blommaert, 2003, Rampton et al, 2015; Taylor-Leech and Liddicoat, 2014; Smackam and Heinrich, 2018 among others) have tried to capture and explain the dynamic multilingual character of cities from sociolinguistic, historic, educational and socio-political standpoints.

The conference is going to be held at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) within the framework of XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development 2019.

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline Extension to Feb. 8, 2019

The primary goal of the conference is to examine the factors that contribute to the linguistic diversity and the theoretical developments in the dynamics of language/culture contact taking place within and between different ethnic groups in the city-space.

We expect that this conference will bring scholars together, working in various fields of linguistics to discuss issues related (but not limited) to language in the city, such as:

Language policy/planning
Linguistic landscape
Language maintenance/shift
Minority language (in)visibility
Identity negotiation/construction
Language ideologies

Invited plenary speakers:
1. Prof. Yaron Matras (University of Manchester)
2. Prof. Marina Terkourafi (University of Leiden)

We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words (including references) to be submitted at:

Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 February 2019

Organizing committee: Denis Zubalov, Mira Bergelson

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