Call for papers, 4th International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration: Language, Power, and Resistance in Relation to Migratory Contexts of (Im)mobilization, University of Turin, Genova, Italy, 22-23 September, 2020. Deadline: 25 February 2020.
This international conference aims to bring together scholars working on the epistemological, theoretical and methodological challenges posed to sociolinguistics and related disciplines by recent global migratory phenomena. The conference is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy), and will take place in Sestri Levante (Genova), Italy, from 22nd to 23rd September 2020. The language of the conference is English.
3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy) will be held in Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy, September 27-28, 2018. Deadline: February 19, 2018.
The focus of attention of the conference is on sociolinguistic, anthropological, ethnographic linguistic and discourse theoretical perspectives and empirically-grounded methodologies on “language practices, narratives, identities, ideologies and politics of (im)mobility in migratory contexts”.
CFP 2nd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration
September, 22-23, 2016.
The aim of the Conference is to focus on epistemological and methodological continuities and discontinuities in the sociolinguistics of immigration. Several new approaches have begun to emerge in the last few years: translingualism, polylanguaging, truncated repertoires, crossing metrolingualism. Two main processes have contributed to this change: the epistemological orientation towards postmodernist and critical social theories within sociolinguistics as well as applied linguistics, linguistic anthropology and related disciplines and globalization. The focus of attention of the 2nd International Conference of the Sociolinguistics of Immigration is to explore these research orientations, whilst also aiming to critically discuss these and any (dis)continuities and/or potential links between “old” and “new” orientations.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
A. Creese and A. Blackledge (University of Birmingham) and M. Hundt (University of Zürich)
Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (incl. at least four keywords and references). Text should be justified and single-spaced (font size: Times New Roman 12pt).
Name, affiliation, and e-mail address should be on separate first page of the electronic copy.
Every individual presentation will last 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions).
The abstract submission period opens on October 20, 2015.
Abstracts can be submitted until January 20, 2016 and sent as a word attachment to Gerardo Mazzaferro, the local organizer.
Registration for the conference starts on October 20, 2015 and closes on February 20, 2016.
Conference dates: September 22-23, 2016.
First International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration
25th -26th September 2014
Villa Queirolo, Rapallo (Genova), Italy
The First International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration is a two-day international conference which aims at bringing together scholars working on both the empirical and theoretical challenges posed to sociolinguistics by recent global migratory phenomena. The sociolinguistics of immigration is a relevant multidisciplinary field of language investigation. The focus of attention is, on the one hand, on how immigration can contribute to phenomena of language spread and/or diaspora, language contact, language variation and change, and on the other hand the development of mixed, hybrid patterns of language use and identities.The topics above will be mainly (though not exclusively) examined from the following perspectives of analysis: contact linguistics, bilingualism/ multilingualism, language variation and change and language/ dialect development. The conference is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy), and it will take place in Rapallo (Genoa) from 25th to 26th September 2014.The languages of the conference are: English, French and Italian. We are delighted to announce that the plenary speakers will be: Christian Mair (University of Freiburg), Marinette Matthey (University of Grenoble3) and Hans Van de Velde (University of Utrecht).
Abstract deadline: March 10, 2014