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2nd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration to be held in Rapallo (Italy) on September 22-23, 2016

11/22/2015 to 11/23/2015
When: 11/22/2015
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2nd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration to be held in Rapallo (Italy) on 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 researches and 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.

I am delighted to announce that the confirmed plenary speakers will be: A. Creese and A. Blackledge (University of Birmingham) and M. Hundt (University of Zürich).

Abstract Submission

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).

Important dates 

The abstract submission period opens on October 20, 2015.

Abstracts can be submitted until December 20, 2015  and sent as a word attachment to gerardo.mazzaferro@unito.it.

Confirmation of acceptance: January 20, 2016.

Registration for the conference starts on October 20, 2015 and closes  on February 20, 2016.

Conference dates: September 22-23, 2016.

Further details on the conference can be found at: http://www.dipartimentolingue.unito.it/slimig2016/oss-home.asp

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