[Ura-list] Fwd: CfP: Contact-Induced Multilingual Practices (Helsinki, June 1-2, 2017)

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Thu Jan 26 05:41:08 EST 2017


(apologies for cross-postings!)

> 
> Lähettäjä: Ksenia Shagal <ksenia.shagal at gmail.com>
> Aihe: CfP: Contact-Induced Multilingual Practices (Helsinki, June 1-2, 2017)
> Päivämäärä: 26. tammikuuta 2017 klo 9.31.46 UTC+1
> Vastaanottaja: langnet-kaikki at helsinki.fi, kieliverkosto at lists.jyu.fi, hals-info at helsinki.fi
> 
> Call for papers: Contact-Induced Multilingual Practices (Helsinki,
> June 1-2, 2017)
> 
> Proposal submission deadline: February 28, 2017
> Notification of Acceptance: March 17, 2017
> 
> Almost every country in the world is multilingual. In many of them,
> multilingualism is a long-standing state of affairs, while for some it
> is a relatively recent development. Numerous speech communities in
> different parts of the world are currently experiencing profound
> transformation, and the cultural change is more intensive than ever.
> These changes are triggered by a fundamental restructuring of the
> social, economic, cultural and political environment of language, the
> fall of traditional language boundaries, new forms of mobility and
> migration.
> 
> The conference seeks to contribute to the scholarly understanding of
> multilingual practices and the patterns of both language change and
> language shift in speech communities all over the world. We encourage
> attention to those viewpoints, such as language contact situation,
> code-switching, speakers' attitudes in different linguistic
> environments, that emphasise the significance of detailed qualitative
> linguistic analysis. We see this conference as a forum for discussion
> of the importance of the parallel use of two or more languages and its
> influence on both language structure and the renewal of functional
> domains.
> 
> Possible topics for talks may, therefore, relate to (but are not
> restricted to) the following research areas:
> 
> - contact-induced language change
> - code-switching and code-mixing
> - old and new forms of multilingualism
> - minority languages and language shift
> - language policy and education in multilingual communities
> - multilingual practices in different environments
> - sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism
> - legal aspects of multilingualism
> - linguistic landscapes in multilingual communities
> - methodological issues in the research of multilingualism
> 
> The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
> 
> - Prof. Durk Gorter (Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for
> Science/University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU in Donostia-San
> Sebastián)
> - Dr. Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
> 
> Anonymous abstracts of no more than 500 words, excluding data and
> references, should be submitted via EasyAbs
> (http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/multilingualism2017) in .pdf format
> by February 28, 2017. They will be evaluated by the organizing
> committee and by the members of the scientific committee.
> Notifications of acceptance will be announced by March 17, 2017. The
> talks will be 30 minutes long: 20 min for presentation and 10 min for
> discussion.
> 
> The registration fee will be 35 €.
> 
> For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact the
> organizers at multilingualism-2017 at helsinki.fi
> 
> The conference is organized as a part of the joint project between the
> University of Helsinki and ELTE University Budapest, funded by the
> Academy of Finland.
> 
> Organizing committee of the conference:
> Riho Grünthal
> Hanna-Ilona Härmäväärä
> Magdolna Kovács
> Ulriikka Puura
> Ksenia Shagal
> 

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