4th LRI Workshop for Young Acadmics
Language Policy – Language Use – Language Standard
Merano/Meran, 7-8 June 2018
Call for Papers
Following the successful workshops in Merano/Meran (Italy) in 2014 and 2015, and in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2016, the 4th workshop for young academics of the linguistic colloquium Language, Region, Identity (LRI) will be hosted at the Villa San Marco, Merano/Meran (Italy). The workshop, jointly organised by six universities and research centres in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, aims to foster scientific exchanges within the Alpine region and beyond by offering a forum for discussing current and recently concluded projects. The workshop will feature oral presentations of 20 minutes with a subsequent discussion time of 10 min.
Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest. The 4th edition will address the topics of language policy, language use and language standard. We welcome contributions that deal with current discussions in language policies (e.g. in education), that focus on contemporary language use (e.g. in the new media) and that discuss language standards and varieties. In particular, we encourage submissions that focus on either internal or external multilingualism. Different languages and varieties as well as the diversity of dialects in the Alpine region will provide the focal points of the workshop. However, the workshop is also open to related topics.
Conference Venue: Academy of German-Italian Studies, Villa San Marco, Merano/Meran (Italy)
Submission of abstracts
If you are interested in presenting your research project at the workshop, submit an abstract of max. 500 words (excluding a list of references) as pdf via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lri4). Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2018.
Abstracts should provide the following:
- clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;
- the most important details about research approach, data and methods;
- if aplicable: the main preliminary results and their interpretation.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising team. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2018.
All dates at a glance:
15.02.2018 Submission of abstracts
31.03.2018 Notification of acceptance
01.04.2018 Registration opens
Form of presentation: oral presentation (20 minutes speaking time plus 10 minutes discussion time)
Languages: German, English, Italian
Fees: no fees foreseen
Organisation of the workshop:
Aivars Glaznieks (Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy)
Stephanie Risse (Faculty of Education, University of Bolzano, Italy)
Monika Dannerer (Department of German Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Peter Mauser (German Language and Literature, University of Salzburg, Austria)
Claudia Maria Riehl (Institute for German as a Foreign Language, University of Munich, Germany)
Regula Schmidlin (German Studies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)