SALSA XXV: Language Contact and Multilingualism

Submit your papers for the annual SALSA Symposium by January 14!

Fri, April 14, 2017 | University of Texas at Austin

The Symposium About Language and Society (SALSA) is an annual symposium promoting linguistic, linguistic anthropological and communication research at the University of Texas at Austin. The two-day symposium will be taking palce on April 14-15 at the University of Texas at Austin. The deadline for absract submissions is January 14, 2017.

This year’s theme is Language Contact and Multilingualism. We look at contact broadly as the point where different languages and cultures come together and influence one another. We want to examine language contact throughout history and how it has shaped the present day languages in a variety of contexts and outcomes.

The deadline for absract submissions is January 14, 2017. The committee of SALSA XXV welcome papers from all disciplines; potential topics might fall under the following areas:

  • Language contact
  • Language and social interaction
  • Bi-/multilingualism
  • Pidginization and creolization
  • Language ideologies
  • Interactive construction of meaning
  • Linguistic and cultural identity – nationality, gender, race, & sexuality
  • Language and social interaction
  • Language and cognition
  • Gesture and embodiment
  • Language preservation, documentation, and revitalization 
  • Language acquisition, shift and loss
  • Language and law, politics, or economics 
  • Language policies, access and standardization
  • The aesthetics and politics of translation 
  • Language and cognition
  • Gesture and embodiment
  • Sign language studies
  • Contact throughout history
  • Interactive construction of meaning

Of course, topics are not restricted to those listed, but are merely meant to serve as guideposts. Please feel free to submit papers related to this year’s theme.

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