[lg policy] calls: Dimensions of Linguistic Landscapes in Europe

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 26 14:25:12 UTC 2010

Dimensions of Linguistic Landscapes in Europe

Date: 22-Oct-2010 - 22-Oct-2010
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Contact Person: Mikko Laitinen
Meeting Email: mikko.laitinenhelsinki.fi

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2010

Meeting Description:

Dimensions of linguistic landscapes in Europe: Materials and
methodological solutions

The purpose of this symposium is to draw together researchers interested
in linguistic landscapes (signs in space) in various parts of Europe. Although
written multilingualism is everyday reality in this vast area, our knowledge
concerning (1) its nature, (2) grammatical and pragmatic aspects and (3)
variation, spread and conventionalization of innovation are still in many
ways limited. This one-day symposium hopes to attract researchers at
various phases of their career to present their work and to discuss the
future prospects of LL research in Europe. We envisage the symposium to
be an informal occasion during which new contacts are created and various
forms of LL data/material and methodological solutions are introduced and

Call For Papers

The study of linguistic landscapes (semiotic signs in space) has emerged as
an interesting field in the recent years. As suggested by Shohamy and
Gorter (2009:4), it has expanded from mere documenting signs to
contextualizing observations and problematizing signs visible and audible in
space. Its recent contributions have presented a number of approaches,
ranging from theoretical and methodological solutions to critical and applied
perspectives on linguistic landscapes.

After the symposium, we plan to publish a selection of the papers
presented. Peter Lang publishing house has kindly offered an opportunity
for publication in their Sprachkönnen und Sprachbewußtheit in
Europa/Language Competence and Language Awareness in Europe.

Important details on abstract:
- The deadline for abstracts (300 words) is 31 August 2010
- The abstracts should be send as e-mail attachments (.rtf or .pdf formats)
to the organizers
- 2 call for papers will be sent in mid-June 2010

Symposium venue: University of Jyväskylä (Seminaarinmäki Campus),
Finland Time: Friday 22 October 2010

Organizers: Dr. Mikko Laitinen (VARIENG/University of Jyväskylä) and Dr.
Anastassia Zabrodskaja (Tallinn University)

E-mails: mikko.laitinenhelsinki.fi and anastassia.zabrodskajagmail.com

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