[lg policy] call: Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations. University of Jyv=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E4skyl=E4=2C_?=Finland, June 5-7, 2013, 2nd CfP

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 14 14:12:27 UTC 2012

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Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations. University
of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 5-7, 2013, 2nd CfP
Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations
University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 5-7, 2013

Invited speakers
* Michael Silverstein (University of Chicago)
* David Parkin (University of Oxford)
* Christopher Stroud (University of Western Cape)
* Sirpa Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)

Invited round-table discussion on Language and Super-diversity
* Jan Blommaert (University of Tilburg)
* Ben Rampton (King’s College)
* Karel Arnaut (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and
Ethnic Diversity)
* Jens Normann Jørgensen (University of Copenhagen)
* Robert Moore (Penn Graduate School of Education)
* Cécile Vigouroux (Simon Fraser University)

Deadline for abstracts: Panel proposals, November 15, 2012; paper and
poster proposals, December 15, 2012.

Guidelines for submission: http://www.jyu.fi/superdiversity The
submission link opens on June 22, 2012.

Description of the conference

During the past few decades, the face of social, cultural and
linguistic diversity in societies all over the world has changed
radically, producing complexity of a different kind than what has
traditionally been captured in the notion of multiculturalism. This
‘new’ diversity, or super-diversity (Vertovec 2007), encompasses a
wide range of societal and cultural transformations that stem mainly
from accelerated processes of geocultural and mediated globalization
of the last two decades.

Super-diversity manifests most notably in such demographic and social
changes as the tremendous increase in the categories of migrants, not
only in terms of nationality, ethnicity, language and religion, but
also in terms of motives, patterns and careers as migrants, processes
of insertion into, settling in and interactions with the host
societies. It is also witnessed in the increasing complexity of both
physical and virtual spaces and their compressed and multi-scalar
character. It shows in the enhanced mobility of people and the speed
with which they can move between and access other places. In the same
way, communication, the dissemination of information and the mediation
of cultural practices and products are increasingly characterized by
rapidity, simultaneity and ubiquity. Technologies of communication and
information circulation offer new opportunities for interaction in
which identifications are not organized on the basis of local, ethnic
or national categories only but which are characterized by
translocality, connectedness and heterogeneity.

In language use, a crucial effect of super-diversity is that the
language and cultural biographies and repertoires, forms of
communication and interaction between individuals, groups and
communities cannot be presupposed. Language uses are not necessarily
tied to national or ethnic groups or to standard varieties of
language. Instead, they encompass a broad field of less predictable
actors, activities and creative energies. In new combinations and
intertwining of stability and instability, reliance on tradition and
established normative orders are tied in with situated emergent forms
of practice.

To capture, describe and explain the forms, processes, practices and
effects of super-diversity, sociolinguists are faced with a
multi-faceted challenge, calling forth a revision of some of their key
tools – their theoretical apparata, methods of data gathering and
analytic concepts (Blommaert and Rampton 2011). The aim of this
international conference is to explore and interrogate the perspective
offered by super-diversity, a perspective which for sociolinguistic
study has tremendous heuristic potential


Blommaert, J. and Rampton, B. Language and Superdiversity.
Diversities. 2011, vol. 13, no. 2. UNESCO.
Vertovec, Steven. 2007. Super-diversity and its Implications. Ethnic
and Racial Studies, 30(6), pp. 1024–1054.

Second Call for Papers

This international conference invites scholars to propose topics
relevant to language and super-diversity. These can include (but are
not limited to) both contemporary and historical studies on
•       multilingualism
•       language and globalization
•       language crossing, switching, and mixing
•       contact-induced language variation and change
•       polylanguaging, translanguaging, metrolingualism
•       linguistic landscapes
•       new literacies
•       computer-mediated discourse
•       language assessment for the determination of origin and citizenship
•       language (education) policy
•       language socialization
•       narratives of cultural belonging and difference

In terms of settings, the conference welcomes work on different
everyday, institutional and educational settings at mega-cities, small
places in centres and margins, as well as in mediated translocal
communicative environments.

Studies on any languages and (inter)disciplinary takes (e.g.
linguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology of language, linguistic
anthropology, discourse studies, new literacy studies, pragmatics,
ethnography, multi-modality and language education) are welcome.

Young and beginning scholars are warmly encouraged to contribute; the
conference fee will be waived for five students from non-EU countries
(applications to be included in the online registration form, to
appear on the conference website).

Submissions are solicited for thematic panels, papers, and posters.
Each participant may have at most two presentations at the conference:
one single-authored and one co-authored paper/poster.

The language of the conference is English, but we encourage the use
and visibility of other languages in bi/multilingual handouts, slides,

Instructions to panel organizers

Panels will have a maximum duration of three hours. The panel can be
thematically organized sessions, but also data sessions are welcome.
The panel organizer needs to make sure that the participants submit
their abstracts to the Conference Management System in time. If the
panel organizer decides that the presentations or data samples be
circulated between all the panel members before the conference, s/he
should check that their materials are submitted to the Conference
Management System.

Panel organizers should:
•       submit a proposal (see below) including the list of invited
contributors, their abstracts, and/or discussants by 15 November 2012
and confirm that all invited contributors have agreed to participate
•       coordinate the submission of abstracts by contributors (max. 300
words each) before the same deadline as above
•       chair their panel at the conference
•       act as mediators between the contributors and the Conference
Organizing Committee.

Submitting panel proposals:
Proposals for a thematic panel should be submitted electronically via
the Conference Management System by the panel organizer.

The proposal should include:
•       the list of invited contributors and/or discussants (name,
affiliation, email address); a maximum of 8 keywords covering the
subject, methodology and theoretical  framework(s)
•       all the individual abstracts (of a maximum of 300 words), submitted
to the Conference Management System
•       a general overview abstract (maximum of 900 words) for the whole
panel which will include:
o       the topic and how it relates to the conference themes;
o       rationale for the panel and its aims and objectives;
o       discussion questions;
o       how the session will be organized (discussion format, number of
papers, discussants/participants); a short list of key references

Abstracts in English should be submitted via the Conference Management
System on the conference website.

The link to the Conference Management System opens on June 22, 2012.

The deadline for panel submissions is November 15, 2012.

All submissions will be reviewed; notification of acceptance January 15,

Papers and posters

Papers and posters are different forms of presentation but should be
of an equally high quality and discuss original work. Both papers and
posters will be submitted to the same refereeing process. The
Organizing Committee reserves the right to place proposals for papers
and posters in either category in consultation with the reviewers.

Submitting a proposal for a paper:
Individual papers will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for questions). Abstracts in English (max.
300 words) should be submitted via the Conference Management System.

The link to the Conference Management System opens on June 22, 2012.

The deadline for paper submissions is December 15, 2012.

All submissions will be reviewed; notification of acceptance February 15,

Submitting a proposal for a poster:

Each presenter will be provided with 120 x 90 cm of board space
(portrait). They may also provide handouts with examples or more
detailed information. Abstracts in English (max. 300 words) should be
submitted via the Conference Management System.

The link to the Conference Management System opens on June 22, 2012.

The deadline for poster submissions is December 15, 2012.

All submissions will be reviewed; notification of acceptance February 15,

Scientific committee
Sirpa Leppänen, Karel Arnaut, Dong Jie, Martha Karrebæk, Ben Rampton,
Chris Stroud, Max Spotti and Cécile Vigouroux

Local organizing committee
Sirpa Leppänen, Mia Halonen, Henna Jousmäki, Samu Kytölä, Mikko
Laitinen, Mika Lähteenmäki, Taina Saarinen, Sonya Sahradyan, Minna
Suni, Elina Westinen

Conference secretary: Saija Peuronen

Financial secretary: Satu Julin

Event Coordinator: Taru-Maija Heilala-Rasimov

Contact: superdiversity at jyu.fi



 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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