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linguistic landscape workshop september 2020

The political economy of language and space/place

Culture and languages

12th Linguistic Landscape Workshop. 1-3 September 2021, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

1 Sep 2021 - 3 Sep 2021

Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

Important dates

  • 1st Call for papers: September 2019
  • 2nd Call for papers: 1 November 2019
  • Final cfp: 7 January 2020
  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: 31 January 2020
  • Decision of acceptance: 15 March 2020
  • Registration: February - April 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.


Conference Center Wallenberg

PhD course

6-8 September 2021


Organizing committee

  • Johan Järlehed
  • Tommaso Milani
  • Tove Rosendal