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Call for papers: 6th LRI Workshop for Young Academics on Oral Communication and Plurilingualism


Ultima actualizare: 21 Dec 2019

Merano, Italy, 4-5 June 2020

Call deadline: 31st January 2020

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Colloquium Language, Region, Identity aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond. It is specifically targeted at young researchers (PhD students and post-docs). The colloquia, jointly organised by a team from six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, intend to offer a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The yearly editions are organised around three keywords: language, region and identity. Different languages and language varieties, together with the place where we were born, grew up, and where we live, are in fact important and interdependent factors that are constitutive of our identity. In language interactions, these factors play a key role in the processes of identifying with and distinguishing oneself from other interlocutors.

Call for Papers:

Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest. The 6th edition will address the topics of oral communication and plurilingualism. We welcome contributions that deal with orality and spoken language, focusing in particular on oral communication in connection with:

- territorial multilingualism; this could also include aspects related to migration;
- the positioning of speakers from a sociolinguistic or variational linguistic perspective;
- communicative acts within a specific genre of private or institutional communication, e.g. family talk, communication with public authorities, medical practitioners, at school or university etc.;
- the linguistic features of spoken language from a phonetic-phonological, lexical, morphological, syntactical, pragmatic, or interactional point of view; this may also include a contrastive perspective;
- the learning and teaching of oral competences in the first, second or foreign language;
- methodological challenges in research on oral communication and spoken language.

Different languages and varieties in the Alpine region will provide the focal points of the workshop; however, the workshop is also open to related topics and projects.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Marcella Costa (University of Turin), Jan D. ten Thije (Utrecht University)

For further information, please refer to the LRI website http://www.lri.eurac.edu.

Submission of abstracts
If you are interested in presenting your research project at the workshop, submit an abstract of max. 500 words as pdf via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lri6). Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2020

All dates at a glance:

31.01.2020: Submission of abstracts
02.03.2020: Notification of acceptance
01.04.2020: Preliminary programme of the workshop

Presentation type: oral presentation (20 minutes speaking time plus 20 minutes discussion time)

Workshop format: The aim of the workshop is to facilitate constructive discussion of the projects presented. For this purpose, there will be 20 minutes of discussion time after each presentation.

Beginning: Thursday, 4 June, 10 am
End: Friday, 5 June, 1 pm

Languages: German, English, Italian

Fees: none