LANGUAGE, REGION, IDENTITY – LRI
Welcome to the homepage of the Linguistic Colloquium Language, Region, Identity. The colloquium aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond. It is specifically targeted at young researchers (PhD students and post-docs). The colloquia, jointly organised by six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, intend to offer a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The yearly editions are organised around three keywords: language, region and identity. The different languages and language varieties that we speak, together with the place where we were born, grew up and where we live, are in fact important and interdependent factors that make up our identity. In language interactions, these factors play a key role in the processes of distinguishing and identifying with other interlocutors. The colloquia intend to offer a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects concerning these aspects. Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest.
The workshop languages are German, Italian and English. The events take place at the Academy of German-Italian Studies, at Villa San Marco in Merano, Italy.