CFP Borderland Linguistics Conference (UK)


The notion of border is highly complex and problematic, whether it be an officially demarcated border between two states, or a less rigorously defined meeting space of somehow differentiated social or ethnic groups. Leading theorists have proposed that a broad-reaching ‘theory’ of borders may in fact be infelicitous, due to the contextual specificities of each different border area that may constitute an area of study. Nevertheless, borders remain fruitful sites for scholarly inquiry, and this conference invites contributions from linguistics researchers of all levels whose work focuses on borderlands.

This conference welcomes contributions from scholars of all subdisciplines of linguistics as well as researchers in border studies whose work relates to language or communication.

Abstract submission (300 words) is via the EasyAbs portal (deadline 16th March 2016).

Keynote speaker: Dr Phillip M Carter, Florida International University.
June 27-28, 2016. Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol, UK.

Organised by Dr James Hawkey (Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies), and supported by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.

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