[lg policy] Linguist List Issue: HiSoN 2014: Historical Discourses on Language and Power

Tue Jun 18 14:25:06 UTC 2013

hfs thought you might be interested in this item from the LINGUIST List
hfs says ...

Message1: HiSoN 2014: Historical Discourses on Language and Power
From:Kristine Horner k.horner at sheffield.ac.uk
LINGUIST List issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-2450.html 

Full Title: HiSoN 2014: Historical Discourses on Language and Power 

Date: 06-Feb-2014 - 08-Feb-2014
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Kristine Horner
Meeting Email: hisonsheffield at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/hison 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2013 

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the next Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) conference will take place on 6-8 February 2014 at the University of Sheffield. Bordering the picturesque Peak District, Sheffield is easily reached via Manchester International Airport as well as London airports.

Keynote Speakers:

Anita Auer (Universiteit Utrecht)

Nils Langer (University of Bristol)

Sharon Macdonald (University of York)

Phil Withington (University of Sheffield)


This conference aims to zone in on the interface between history and linguistics, with a sharp focus on historical discourses on language and power. Power plays a central role in shaping social interactions and various forms of group membership. It enables the construction of insiders and outsiders in relation to ethnicity, social class, gender, religion and so on. From a historical perspective, in what ways has language been central to constructing, challenging and reconfiguring boundaries? Additionally, in what ways do contemporary discourses on language and power draw on historical events to justify or contest social practices? 

2nd Call for Papers:

Contributions are welcome from but not limited to the fields of sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, social history and cultural anthropology. 

The deadline for abstracts of 250-300 words (bibliography included) is 31 August 2013. Abstracts and queries about the conference should to be sent to the conference email address: hisonsheffield at gmail.com. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 October 2013.

Also you can take a look at it by visiting 

Read other LINGUIST List posts:

Get your own free subscription to The LINGUIST List:

This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list