5th LRI Workshop for Young Acadmics
Writing and Written Language in Everyday Life
Merano/Meran, 6-7 June 2019
Call for Papers
Following the successful workshops in Merano/Meran (Italy) in 2014, 2015, 2017, and in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2016, the 5th workshop for young academics of the linguistic colloquium Language, Region, Identity (LRI) will be again hosted at the Villa San Marco, Merano/Meran (Italy). The workshop, jointly organised by a team from 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 20 min.
Each Linguistic Colloquium workshop has a specific topic of interest. The 5th edition will address the topics of writing and written language. We welcome contributions that deal with written texts produced in everyday life. The workshop is open to
- synchronic research on digital and non-digital writing,
- diachronic research that focuses on the change of communication forms and/or textual conventions over time,
- presentations which take the context of texts (e.g. following a linguistic landscape approach) into account,
- presentations which address the positioning of the author of a text (e.g. from a socio-cultural or variational-linguistic point of view),
- presentations which approach the topic from the scientific field of multilingualism,
- presentations which discuss methodological challenges that arise when researching script and writing in everyday life.
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)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Federica Guerini (University of Bergamo)
- Barbara Soukup (University of Vienna)
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:
1 March 2019 17 March 2019 (extended deadline).
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:
17.03.2019 Submission of abstracts
31.03.2019 Notification of acceptance
01.04.2019 Registration opens
Form of presentation: oral presentation (20 minutes speaking time plus 20 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)