August 26–28, 2020, Prague, Czech Republic
This conference is conceived of as an accessible new forum for cutting-edge sociolinguistic research. It is open to a broad range of sociolinguistics researchers, including those working outside the Anglo-Western sociolinguistic tradition, who address the varying and rapidly changing modes of linguistic interactions in the highly diverse world of today. Following two realizations in Budapest, the event is now moving to another of the major Central European capitals, Prague. Coming from the European context, we are highly aware of the importance of perspectives from different corners of the world, including those not usually heard from.
The main themes of the conference are diversities, new media and language management. They reflect the most visible trends from both global and local perspectives: evolving diversity and the omnipresence of the new media in the contemporary social world. The dynamic character of diversity in contemporary societies may lead us to be more sensitive to the management of language and communication we are doing on an everyday basis, and make us increasingly reflect our language use and communication practices overall. New media and their various genres represent a space where we can very quickly and easily reflect upon language use, and use various modes to do so. Of course, the management of language and communication has always existed. What has evolved in recent years is its sociolinguistic analysis, driven, among others, by the changes continually happening around us.
Considering the wide range of research traditions and theoretical frameworks used in sociolinguistic research around the world, we invite contributions that address both the topics addressed above and all other relevant topics from any area of sociolinguistics.
Felix Banda (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
Dong Jie (Tsinghua University, China)
Alexandre Duchêne (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Milan Ferenčík (University of Prešov, Slovakia)
Nkonko Kamwangamalu (Howard University, USA)
Goro Kimura (Sophia University, Japan)
The conference is organized by the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, and the Czech Language Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
For further information please visit the conference website at https://www.ics3.org/
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