12th Linguistic Landscape Workshop.
1-3 September 2021, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
1 Sep 2021 - 3 Sep 2021
Department of Languages and Literatures
Renewed and Last Call for papers: 20 January 2020
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 February 2021
Decision of acceptance: 15 March 2021
Registration: 1 April - 15 May 2021
In the last years, there has been a strong drive within LL-studies to 'go beyond the signs', which often has been interpreted as talking to the producers, owners and readers of signs to learn more about how they conceptualize the value and meaning of signs and languages. The 12th Linguistic Landscape Workshop invites you to take a closer look at the political, economic and technological structures and processes that regulate the production, circulation and consumption of semiotic resources in and about places. A political economic perspective on language allows us to conceptualise the differential valorisation of semiotic resources in particular spaces and places. This is important since different language hierarchies and regimes prevail in different spatiotemporal contexts, resulting in varied (in)visibility and (im)mobility for individual semiotic resources. The conference is dedicated to Jan Blommaert whose ground-breaking work on language and social inequalities has been influential in Linguistic Landscape research.
Registration is open from 1 April until 15 May. The normal fee is 500 SEK. A lower fee, 300 SEK, is offered for PhD students, participants from low-income countries, and scholars who want to attend the conference without presenting a paper. Please, register via the appropriate link below: