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Symposium Dimensions of linguistic landscapes in Europe:...

Ultima modifica: 26 Mag 2010

... Materials and methodological solutions

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2010 

The purpose of this symposium is to draw together researchers interested in linguistic landscapes (signs in space) in various parts of Europe. Although written multilingualism is everyday reality in this vast area, our knowledge concerning (1) its nature, (2) grammatical and pragmatic aspects and (3) variation, spread and conventionalization of innovation are still in many ways limited. This one-day symposium hopes to attract researchers at various phases of their career to present their work and to discuss the future prospects of LL research in Europe. We envisage the symposium to be an informal occasion during which new contacts are created and various forms of LL data/material and methodological solutions are introduced and discussed.

Call For Papers

The study of linguistic landscapes (semiotic signs in space) has emerged as an interesting field in the recent years. As suggested by Shohamy and Gorter (2009:4), it has expanded from mere documenting signs to contextualizing observations and problematizing signs visible and audible in space. Its recent contributions have presented a number of approaches, ranging from theoretical and methodological solutions to critical and applied perspectives on linguistic landscapes.

After the symposium, we plan to publish a selection of the papers presented. Peter Lang publishing house has kindly offered an opportunity for publication in their Sprachkönnen und Sprachbewußtheit in Europa/Language Competence and Language Awareness in Europe.

Important details on abstract:
- The deadline for abstracts (300 words) is 31 August 2010
- The abstracts should be send as e-mail attachments (.rtf or .pdf formats) to the organizers
- 2 call for papers will be sent in mid-June 2010

Symposium venue: University of Jyväskylä (Seminaarinmäki Campus), Finland Time: Friday 22 October 2010

Organizers: Dr. Mikko Laitinen (VARIENG/University of Jyväskylä) and Dr. Anastassia Zabrodskaja (Tallinn University)

E-mails: mikko.laitinenhelsinki.fi and anastassia.zabrodskajagmail.com