Fifth International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization (LCTG 5)

Країна: Австрія

Місто: Klagenfurt

Тези до: 15.01.2020

Дати: 23.09.20 — 26.09.20

Область наук: Філологічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: LCTG5 AT

Організатори: University of Klagenfurt


The notion of language contact captures multi-faceted phenomena and processes of language use that emerge from the interaction of speakers and their diverse linguistic repertoires. Dependent on socio-cultural conditions as well as the type and medium of interaction, manifestations of language contact have been a constant source of linguistic investigations. In current times of increased physical and virtual mobility and of dynamically shifting boundaries and identities, the notion of language contact is faced with concepts such as fluidity, dynamic systems, transculturality, multilingualism and the break-up of the one nation - one language ideology. This raises the question of how language contact as a theoretical notion and as a field of inquiry is able to capture these current developments.

After 4 inspiring meetings in Groningen (The Netherlands) and Greifswald (Germany), the 'Fifth International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization' will be held at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria), locally organized by the linguistics section of the English Department. As in the previous meetings, the conference language is English. The programme is open to contributions from all types of language constellations in which contact occurs. We warmly invite paper presentations from all areas of interest in language contact including the full range of socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives.

We invite proposals for presentations (20-minutes + 10 minutes discussion) on current scenarios and aspects of language contact world-wide. Papers addressing one of the following topics and approaches are particularly welcome:

- globalization as a catalyst of language contact
- (socio-)cognitive approaches to language contact
- the dynamics of language contact: fluidity, hybridity, creativity, translingualism, codeswitching/codemixing
- processes and linguistic manifestations of language contact
- language contact in a multilingual world

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