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5/10/2017 to 1/15/2018
When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Where: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
United States

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Insights from Superdiversity, Complexity and Multimodality

6-8 September 2018, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


We are delighted to inform you that the 2nd International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS-2)
will take place 6-8 September 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

We invite contributions which address current sociolinguistic issues from a great variety of
perspectives including superdiversity, complexity and multimodality.
Accordingly, possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Language variation and change
- Language and mobility
- Language as a local practice
- Multilingualism/Polylanguaging and superdiversity
- English as a Lingua Franca in the polylingual world
- Language and class
- Language and gender
- Linguistic landscape
- Multimodality
- Identity practices in the social media
- Style
- Language in the media
- Language and advertising
- Language and economy
- Language ideologies
- Dialectology
- New developments in pidgin and creole linguistics
- Language policy, language planning
- Educational linguistics
- Forensic linguisitics
- Sociolinguistics of language education
- Forensic sociolinguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Cognitive sociolinguistics

Professor Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University)
Professor Leonie Cornips (Meertens Instituut)
Professor Sari Pietikäinen (University of Jyväskylä)
Professor Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology Sydney)
Professor Helen Kelly Holmes (University of Limerick)
Associate Professor Csilla Bartha (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)

Two peer-reviewed selected papers volumes are planned to be published with an international publisher.
The language of the conference is English.

We invite (1) paper presentations for the general session, (2) posters for the poster session and
(3) entire panels.

Paper presentations:
Paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.

Poster presentations will be allocated their own time slot during the conference.

Panel convenors are asked to separately (1) collect 6-8 panel paper abstracts, (2) find a discussant and (3) write a panel introduction before (4) submitting the full panel package to ICS-2.  Panel papers will be allocated 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions per paper either immediately after each paper or at the end of the panel with an all-in discussion.

General session paper, poster session paper and panel paper abstracts of max. 300 words in MS Word including references should be submitted to the e-mail address by 15 January 2018.

Formatting: 12 Times New Roman, margins at 2.5 cm.
The title of MS Word file should include (first) author’s first name, surname and the exact title of paper in this order.
The abstract should include (1) the name of every author, (2) the affiliation of every author and (3) the paper title.

Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 15 February 2018.

International Scientific Committee
Jannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg)
Ad Backus (Tilburg University)
Erzsébet Barát (University of Szeged; Central European University)
Alexander Bergs (University of Osnabrück)
Jan Chovanec (Masaryk University Brno)
Stephan Elspaß (University of Salzburg)
Anna Fenyvesi (University of Szeged)
Anna de Fina (Georgetown University)
Sue Fox (University of Bern)
Susan Gal (University of Chicago)
Melissa Greer Moyer (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Karol Janicki (University of Bergen)
Jennifer Jenkins (University of Southampton)
Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University)
Helen Kelly Holmes (University of Limerick)
Kendall King (University of Minnesota)
Sirja Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)
Rajend Meshtrie (University of Cape Town)
Tommaso Milani (University of the Witwatersrand)
Louise Mullany (University of Nottingham)
Jiří Nekvapil (Charles University Prague)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
Sigrid Norris (Auckland University of Technology)
Arja Nurmi (University of Tampere)
Bernadette O'Rourke (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Andrea Pető (Central European University)
Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Unn Røyneland (University of Oslo)
Barbara Soukup (University of Vienna)
Janus Spindler Møller (University of Copenhagen)
Ingrid Tieken-Boon Van Ostade (University of Leiden)
Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark)
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)
and members of the local Organising Committee

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