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Sun Nov 22 2009

Confs: Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/UK

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        1.    Damien Hall, Borders and Identities Conference 2010

Message 1: Borders and Identities Conference 2010
Date: 20-Nov-2009
From: Damien Hall <bic2010events.york.ac.uk>
Subject: Borders and Identities Conference 2010
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Borders and Identities Conference 2010
Short Title: BIC2010

Date: 08-Jan-2010 - 09-Jan-2010
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contact: Dominic Watt
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.york.ac.uk/res/aiseb/bic2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

While research on borderlands is well-established in the social sciences, it is only within recent years that interest in such regions as sites of particular relevance has taken hold within the fields of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. Findings from studies on the relationships between and interdependence of language, borders and identities are of great value for many other disciplines within the social sciences – anthropology, human geography, and political science, among others. In the same way, the insights from social scientific research in border areas provide sociolinguists with challenging new theoretical frameworks within which to situate empirical evidence revealing the exact nature of the role language plays in identity-making and –marking in sites where identity is fluid, complex and emergent in social interaction.

The Borders and Identities Conference (BIC2010) has two aims: 1) to demonstrate our current state of knowledge in this fast-developing area of sociolinguistic inquiry, and 2) to provide an interdisciplinary perspective in order that the results of recent sociolinguistic studies on the topic can be contextualised in broader social scientific discourse. Our principal objective in organising the meeting is to foster new collaborative research initiatives by bringing together scholars in allied disciplines, with a view to extending and refining our understanding of the language-identity nexus in regions where in-group and out- group categorisations may be problematic, or at least more salient than elsewhere.

Keynote Addresses:

Dave Britain (Essex) 'Where North meets South: Contact, Divergence, and the Routinisation of the Fenland Dialect Boundary'
Nik Coupland (Cardiff) 'Where does Welsh Begin and End? Ideological Boundary
Disputes in the Revitalisation of a Minority Language'
Danny Dorling (Sheffield) 'If Lions Could Talk: Attempts at Mapping over the Borders'

Friday January 8th

8:45 - 9:20

9:20 - 9:30

9:30 - 10:30
Keynote address 1:

Nikolas Coupland, “Where does Welsh Begin and End? Ideological Boundary Disputes in the Revitalisation of a Minority Language”

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30
Monolingual Communities: the Scottish/English Border:

Gerry Docherty, Damien Hall, Carmen Llamas, Jennifer Nycz and Dominic Watt, “Accent and identity on the Scottish/English Border”

Karen Corrigan, Isabelle Buchstaller, Anders Holmberg, Patrick Honeybone, Warren Maguire and April McMahon, “'T-to-R' and the 'Northern Subject Rule': Dialect Convergence and Divergence across the Anglo-Scottish Border”

Chris Montgomery, “Perceptual Dialectology across the Scottish-English Border”

12:30 - 1:30
Lunch break

1:30 - 3:00
Perceptions and Orientations:

Mark Waltermire, “Variants of Intervocalic /d/ as Markers of Sociolinguistic Identity among Spanish-Portuguese Bilinguals”

Rowan Hoper and Kevin Watson, “We're 'over the water from them': Language and Identity on the Wirral Peninsula”

Zvjezdana Vrzic, “Interpretations of the Identity of the Vlaski/Zejanski Speaking Community in Istria”

3:00 - 3:30
Coffee break

3:30 - 5:00

Daniel Redinger, “Multilingual Luxembourg: Language and Identity at the Romance-Germanic Language Border”

Julia de Bres and Anne Franziskus, “Dealing with Language Diversity - the Language Ideologies and Practices of Cross-border Workers in Luxembourg”

Gerald Stell and C. Parafita Couto, “Language and Identity between Romania and Germania: Code-switching Practices and their Sociolinguistic Correlates in Luxembourg's Lusophone Minority”

5:15 - 6:15
Keynote Address 2:

Danny Dorling, “If Lions Could Talk: Attempts at Mapping over the Borders”

Saturday January 9th

9:00 - 10:30
European Language Policies:

Michel Bert and James Costa, Linguistic Borders, “Language Revitalisation and the Imagining of New Regional Entities”

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl, “Multilingualism in Mitteleuropa: Language in the Lives of German-speakers in Central Europe”

Conchúr Ó Giollagáin, Addressing the Geographic Fallacy of the Gaeltacht's Border: “Implications of the Findings of the Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the Use of Irish in the Gaeltacht”

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30
Cross-border Contact:

Marit Bjerkeng and Sonni Olsen, “'Russenorsk Revival'?: the Role of Language in Border Relations”

Bettina Miggen and Isabelle Léglise, “Language and Identity Construction on the French Guiana-Suriname Border: Negotiating the Creoles of Suriname”

Jane Wilkinson, “Theatrical Constructions of Border Identities: Case Studies from the German-Polish Borderland”

12:30 - 1:30
Lunch break

1:30 - 3:00
Bilingual Communities: the Mexico/US Border:

Neddy A. Vigil and Garland D. Bills, “Spanish Language Variation and Ethnic Identity in New Mexico”

MaryEllen Garcia, “Language Mixing and Identity in a Mexican American Community”

Wendy Baker, “Religion on the Border: the Effect of Utah English on English and Spanish use in the Mexican Mormon Colonies”

3:00 - 3:30
Coffee break

3:30 - 5:00
Narratives of Borders:

Leslie Powner, “Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly's Model of Borders and Borderland Studies: Sharpening the Focus”

Jodie Clark, “'No, Like Proper North': Re-drawing Boundaries in an Emergent Community of Practice”

Camelia Suleiman, “What is Palestine? A Discourse Analysis of Palestinian and Israeli Peace Activists”

5:15 - 6:15
Keynote Address 3:

David Britain, “Where North Meets South?: Contact, Divergence, and the Routinisation of the Fenland Dialect Boundary”

Closing Address

Sunday January 10th

Conference excursion: assemble outside Newcastle Central Station, 8:45am. Return to Newcastle approximately 5pm. See full programme for more information:


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