[lg policy] Call for papers - 1st Conference on Non-Dominating Varieties of pluricentric Languages
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Austrian German Research Centre
University of Graz, Heinrichstrasse 22/2,
A-8010 Graz, Austria
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Non-dominant standards of pluricentric languages:
Getting the picture.
Symposium in memory of Professor Michael Clyne
Graz, Austria 11-13 July 2011
Call for papers
The study of pluricentric languages, to which Michael Clyne so greatly
contributed, has developed in diverse directions, from structural to
sociolinguistic and pragmatic analyses. Still, to date there has not
been a systematic documentation of non-dominant varieties and their
status in relation to dominant and other non-dominant varieties of the
same pluricentric language.
The first symposium of the working group on non-dominant varieties of
pluricentric languages is an opportunity to document these varieties
in order to provide a foundation for the systematic study of
Objectives of the conference
The main objectives of this conference are to document the situation
of the non-dominant varieties worldwide in order to identify common or
diverging features and to draw conclusions for their codification,
corpus and status planning. Furthermore the conference aims to bring
together scholars already working on these varieties and to interest
others to join the working group and contribute to its research
All scholars working in this field are invited to submit proposals for
papers/workshops by 30 April 2011.
Contents of papers
Papers (20 mins. + 10 mins. discussion) should address one or more of
the sociolinguistic/demographic situation of non-dominant varieties in general
the overall relationship between the non-dominant and the dominant
variety (acceptance/non-acceptance of the pluricentricity of the
the attitudes (status, loyalty etc.) of speakers of non-dominant
varieties towards their own variety and towards the dominant variety
the treatment of the norms of the non-dominant variety in education:
is it taught explicitly
the situation of codification and corpus planning, codifying
institutions, dictionaries, regulations governing codification, joint
institutions that regulate the codification (e.g. orthography) across
the situation of status planning (is there any?)
the treatment of pronunciation features and lexical items of the
non-dominant variety in dictionaries and in orthography (adapted/not
the influence of the dominant variety/ies on the non-dominant variety
(lexicon, pronunciation, grammar, phraseology, pragmatics etc.) and
prominent linguistic and pragmatic features of one particular
non-dominant variety on all levels
dominant-non-dominant relationships of varieties within national
varieties (2nd level-pluricentricity)
the emergence of "new" varieties in non-dominant varieties as bearer
of social and national identity
the role as identity markers of non-dominant and regional varieties
the language usage in situations of social proximity and distance in
non-dominant and dominant varieties etc.
Contents of workshops
Workshops (90 minutes long) should concern specific languages and
their various non-dominant varieties, and particular methodological
problems in the description of non-dominant varieties.
All abstracts should be written in English (which will be the
conference language) and copied into the field "abstract" on the
registration page or sent to rudolf.muhr at uni-graz.at as an e-mail
attachment in Word format.
Abstracts for 20-minute papers should not exceed 3000 characters (1
page A4) plus 4 keywords. Suggested topics for presentations can be
downloaded from the conference website.
Abstracts for 90-minute workshops should not exceed 5000 characters (1
1/2 page A4) plus 4-8 keywords. Workshop organizers should outline the
overall structure of the workshop and provide names of the
A volume of selected papers is to be published by Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt.
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