24.44, Calls: Sociolinguistics/South Africa

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Subject: 24.44, Calls: Sociolinguistics/South Africa

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Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:54:55
From: Ellen Hurst [Ellen.Hurst at uct.ac.za]
Subject: African Urban & Youth Language

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Full Title: African Urban & Youth Language 
Short Title: AUYL 

Date: 05-Jul-2013 - 06-Jul-2013
Location: Cape Town, South Africa 
Contact Person: Ellen Hurst
Meeting Email: Ellen.Hurst at uct.ac.za
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/tsotsitaalresearch/auyl-conference-2013 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2013 

Meeting Description:

There has been a recent increase in interest in youth and urban language phenomena around the world. Youth and urban languages are seen to be at the heart of language change in postmodern societies, and a feature of contemporary diversity, or ‘superdiversity’ in our cities.

African urban and youth varieties provide striking examples for the investigation of mixing, coinages, syntactic change, lexical innovation and other dynamic language phenomena. This conference intends to bring together scholars from around the world in one of the locations where these varieties are prevalent - South Africa - in order to provide a forum where the field can be further developed and theorized. We invite scholars working in the field to join us in Cape Town to contribute to this burgeoning and challenging field of research purposes.

Call for Papers:

Papers can be relevant to (but not limited to) the following themes:

- African youth languages (Sheng, Camfranglais, Nouchi, Tsotsitaal, etc.)
- Urban and non-standard varieties
- Gendered varieties
- Theorisation of youth & urban languages
- Language variation and change
- Language crossing, switching and mixing

Papers are furthermore welcomed on urban and youth languages phenomena from around the world, for comparative purposes.

Deadline for Abstracts:

Panel proposals: January 15, 2012
Paper and poster proposals: January 15, 2013

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:

Panel proposals: February 15, 2013
Paper and poster proposals: February 15, 2013

Presentation Formats:

Panel proposals can feature up to 6 papers per panel. Papers will be allowed 45 minutes per presentation including questions.

Each participant may give a maximum of two presentations at the conference.

The submission link is here: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/AUYL2013

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