Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Apr 17 09:54:01 UTC 2007

Date: April 3-5, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Site:

SS17 will be held in April 3-5, 2008 at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam). We
invite submissions for papers on any aspect of sociolinguistics and in
particular on the theme 'Micro and Macro Connections'.

*Plenary speakers*:
William Labov, University of Pennsylvania
Charles Goodwin, UCLA
Helen Kelly Holmes, University of Limerick
Pieter Muysken, Radboud University Nijmegen
Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country

*Deadlines proposals**
*   Workshop and themed-panel proposals: JUNE 30, 2007
   Paper and poster proposals: AUGUST 31, 2007
*Notification of acceptance*
   SEPTEMBER 30, 2007: workshops and themed-panels
   NOVEMBER 30, 2007: papers and posters

Micro and Macro Connections
Sociolinguistics is about the relationship between language and society. By
proposing Micro and Macro connections as the conference's theme, we want to
invite research that generates insight into the interplay between language and
society by examining the ways social structure is oriented to and affected by
verbal practices. Language does not just reflect social facts. The connections
between language and social organization are multi-layered, dynamic and
reflexive and they are accomplished at many different levels of language use.
When people use language, they are actors engaging in some interactive project
that defines the ground for the ways parameters such as identity, community and
culture are shaped. Therefore, we will particularly welcome proposals that
explore the ways verbal practices display and contribute to social

About the Sociolinguistics Symposia
The Sociolinguistics Symposia are organised bi-annually since the 1970s by a
group of sociolinguists who recognized the need for a forum for discussing
research findings and for debating theoretical and methodological issues
concerning language in society. Until 2000, most participants came from within
the UK, but ever since then the symposium has developed into the leading
international conference on language in society in Europe, attracting 400-500
participants on average. The first symposium on the continent was organised in
April 2002 by the University of Ghent and from then on the intention has been
to alternate between a UK and a continental venue.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!
On behalf of the organizing committee, Leonie Cornips
Meertens Instituut / Royal Netherlands Academy

You can find all details for submission on the website of SS17

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