Sociolinguistics conference

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Mar 10 15:18:00 UTC 2007

Sociolinguistics Symposium 17 (SS17)

Date: 03-Apr-2008 - 05-Apr-2008
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Leonie Cornips
Meeting Email: ss17 at
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2007

Meeting Description

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

Micro and Macro Connections The 17th edition of 'The Sociolinguistic
Symposium, Europe's leading international conference on language in
society, will be held in Amsterdam from 3-5 April 2008 at the Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The theme of the conference is 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.


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