[lg policy] Fwd: Sociolinguistics Symposium 2014, 1st call for proposals

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 31 19:47:48 UTC 2013

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Sociolinguistics Symposium 2014, 1st call for proposals

 *Sociolinguistics Symposium 20*****

*June 15-18, 2014 Jyväskylä, Finland*****

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The 20th Sociolinguistics Symposium will be held on June 15-18 at the
University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Since 1970s Sociolinguistics Symposia
have brought together sociolinguists and discourse researchers interested
in investigating and theorizing issues concerning language in society.
Attracting hundreds of participants and exhibitors, the Symposium is also a
stimulating space for networking. We warmly welcome you to discuss
fundamental issues in sociolinguistics and discourse studies, and not only
to rethink our present understanding of these disciplines but also to
imagine their future frontiers.****


The conference theme for SS20 is *language/time/space. *With this theme, we
seek to encourage proposals addressing connectivity and trajectories of
language resources in time and space; how language practices change, vary
and alternate in their different geographical, social and political
contexts; and how they come together in different nexuses emerging from
what can be called ‘rhizomatic’ circulations. We welcome contributions on
topics in sociolinguistics and discourse studies within the following


Theoretical openings****

Methodological innovations****

Language and mobility****

Language and economy****

Language and work****

Language and affect****

Language and gender****

Language and class****

Language as social action****

Language variation and change****

Language, identity and community****

Language ideologies****

Language planning and policies****

Transcending discourse studies****

Discourse and social engagement****

Sociolinguistics of language education****



Multimodality and visuality****

Translating, interpreting and mediation****

Sociolinguistics next?****



Professor Adrian Blackledge, University of Birmingham****


Professor Monica Heller, University of Toronto****


Professor Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University****


Professor Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki****


Professor Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick****


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The three categories of proposals are: (1) individual papers, (2) posters,
(3) colloquia.****

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*Individual papers*:  Papers are formal presentations on original research
by one or more authors, lasting a total of 20 minutes (15 minutes for
presentation and 5 minutes for discussion). Please note that the time limit
will be strictly adhered to.****

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*Posters*: Poster sessions are for displaying research that offer the
opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research. Posters
are especially effective for presenting work-in-progress, fieldwork and
results of empirical research if data can be presented visually (e.g.
charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters
are available to discuss their posters. In addition, the posters will be
available online in a virtual poster exhibition for viewing and commenting
throughout the duration of the conference (for conference participants

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*Colloquia*: Colloquia allow for extended discussion on a particular topic
with a cluster of several independent papers and a joint discussion.
Colloquia are presented in a time block of 2 or 4 hours and the colloquium
organizer(s) will decide upon the allocation of this time between the
introduction, individual papers and the discussion. It is assumed that
colloquia organizer(s) will have contacted and tentatively invited
potential contributors, including a potential discussant, in advance.****

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Submission of *proposals for papers, posters, and colloquia *opens in
August 2013. The proposals will be submitted via an online author
submission management system. Please consult the conference website at (
https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ss20/abstracts) for more information.****

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Proposals for *individual papers, posters, and colloquia *will be evaluated
by the SS20 scientific committee and the organizing committee in terms of
quality of content, significance, originality, thematic relevance, and

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- Individuals may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author, whether
a paper, a poster, or as part of a colloquium. In addition, an individual
may have a role as a colloquium organizer, discussant, or
co-author/co-presenter of another paper or poster.****

- It is assumed that all proposals represent original and unpublished work
that is not yet available to the research community.****

- The presenter needs is to be a registered attending participant at the

- The conference policy is that the author will present the paper on the
day and time assigned by the conference program committee****

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1st call for proposals in February 2013****

2nd call for proposals in June 2013****

Submission of abstracts opens in early August 2013****

Submission of abstracts closes at the end of September 2013****

Notification of acceptance in January 2014****

Registration opens in January 2014****


*Visit our website for updates and further information*:

*Contact us*: ss20info at jyu.fi****

 LPReN serves as a conduit for the dissemination of information by its
members without implying endorsement of concepts or opinions expressed.



 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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