[lg policy] workshop: Languages Go Web: Standard and Non-Standard Languages on the Internet

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 7 15:28:17 UTC 2012

Languages Go Web: Standard and Non-Standard Languages on the Internet

4-5 April 2012
Aula Magna – IUSS
V.le Lungo Ticino Sforza 56
Pavia – Italy
Contact and information: emanuele.miolaunipv.it


The 2nd International Workshop organized by the LETiSS Centre (Languages
of Europe – Typology, History and Sociolinguistics) will be held in Pavia from
Wednesday, April 4th to Thursday, April 5th 2012. Under the guide of leading
specialists, the event will tackle and address the various and challenging
issues related to the topic ‘Language in/and Computer-Mediated
Communication’, with special regards to:

- Morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Netspeak
- Sociolinguistically relevant phenomena of Netspeak
- The use of the web as a corpus for linguistic research
- Grammaticalization and other linguistic phenomena of European web
communities' language
- Non-standard and minority languages on the Internet
- Graphic and orthographic aspects of languages on the web: from l33t to
emoticons and beyond

The Workshop language will be English and will include contribution by (in
alphabetical order):

Matteo Casoni
Massimo Cerruti & Cristina Onesti
Kristin Davidse
Giuliana Fiorentino
Susan C. Herring
Adam Kilgarriff
Emanuele Miola
Andrea Moll
Máiréad Moriarty
Mirko Tavosanis
Christiana Themistocleous
Sue Wright

Please note that no tuition fee is required!
Further details will follow in due time. We would be grateful to receive your
manifestation of interest.

The Organizing Committee:

(Anna Giacalone Ramat, Caterina Mauri, Emanuele Miola, Paolo Ramat,
Andrea Sansò)

LETiSS International Workshop
'Languages Go Web'
Pavia, 4-5 April 2012

Day 1
Session 1: Web, Society and Language

9.30-10.15 S
ue Wright (University of Portsmouth)
The Recurring Trinity: Language, Technology and Society

Máiréad Moriarty (University of Limerick)
Irish Goes Viral!: Irish Language Recovery Via New Media Domains

Coffee Break

Matteo Casoni (Osservatorio Linguistico della Svizzera Italiana)
Vitality of Italian in Switzerland: Socio-economical Aspects of Languages
through the Websites of Swiss Companies

Andrea Moll (Universität Freiburg)
Cyber-Jamaican in CMC: Between Sociolinguistic Styling and Ethnolinguistic


Session 2: Language Change and Variation on the Web

Kristin Davidse (KULeuven)
Using Internet Data for the Study of Language Change: a Comparative Study
of the Grammaticalized uses of English Sort (of) and French Genre (de) in
Teenage Forum Data

Emanuele Miola (IUSS Pavia)
>9000 volte lo stesso Thread: Small (Italian) Online Communities and
Language Change

Coffee Break

Massimo Cerruti & Cristina Onesti (Università di Torino)
Style Variation in Italian, with Particular Attention to Computer Mediated

Susan C. Herring (Indiana University Bloomington)
Special Internet Language Varieties: Culture, Creativity, and Language

Day 2
Session 3: Linguists go Web: What They Do and What They Find

Adam Kilgarriff (University of Leeds)
So Much of Everything

Giuliana Fiorentino (Università del Molise)
The 'Wild Language' On the Web: New Writers, Old Problems and the Written
Code Elaboration

Coffee Break

Mirko Tavosanis (Università di Pisa)
Non-standard Rules: Innovation You Can Not Find in the Italian Web

Christiana Themistocleous (University of Reading)
Writing in Romanised Cypriot Greek: CMC and beyond


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