“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Call for Papers, conference "Language contact and multilingualism as a challenge for sociolinguistics and theoretical linguistics".

The goal of this workshop, hosted by the 37th Austrian Conference on Linguistics (37. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, 5 - 7 December 2009 in Salzburg) is to bring to gether researchers of language con tact and multilingualism wor king in different theoretical and method ological frameworks.
Submissions on the following topics are welcome: contact induced language change; diglossia, polyglossia and similar scenarios; individual vs. social multilingualism; the multilingual brain; problems of standardization in multilingual settings; syntax and pragmatics of code switching and code mixing; mixed language vs. language mixing; language death and “linguicide”; documentation of language contact.
Each presentation slot will be 45 min. (including 15 min. for dis cussion).
Please submit your abstract (in German, English or French) to imke.mendoza@sbg.ac.at orbernhard.poell@sbg.ac.at no later than 15 October 2009. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

You will find further information on the conference web page.