6th conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC)
Södertörn University (Sweden)
22-23 September 2016
The aim of the conference is to examine how linguistic ethnography can be used in order to capture cultural, gendered, linguistic and other kinds of diversity in today’s global societies. In line with Södertörn University’s intercultural profile, conference papers will explore the role of language in diverse settings: in the workplace, in education, in the community and at home. Today, with the development of technology, information and capital are transcending social and geographical barriers thus giving new forms to communication. The challenges of conducting ethnography in order to capture these new globalized yet diverse settings are larger than ever and in this conference we wish to explore new theories and methods and discuss research results from studies that have set out to achieve this.
The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
Jan Blommaert, Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University
Celia Roberts, Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics at King’s College.
Rickard Jonsson, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University
Forms of participation
We welcome participants to give a paper, present a poster, or hold a workshop. Paper presenters will be allowed 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presenters will be assigned a special session for brief presentations and discussions. Workshops may last 90 minutes to two hours and can be run by one organizer or a group of organizers with complementary projects. All workshop proposals should indicate a relevant thematic discussion and associated audience activity, such as critical questions on theory, issues of methodology, or exercises on data analysis.
Important dates and abstract submission
Deadline for abstract submission for papers and workshops: 1 April 2016
Notification of acceptance: 29 April 2016