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linguistic landscape workshop september 2020
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The political economy of language and space/place

Culture and languages

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

Conference,
Workshop
Date
1 Sep 2021 - 3 Sep 2021
Location
Online

Organizer
Department of Languages and Literatures

Important dates

  • 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

Topic

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

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:

Venue

The conference will take place online, with real-time presentations and discussions.

Program TBA in June

Organizers

Johan Järlehed, Tommaso Milani, Tove Rosendal

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