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LINGUIST List 21.1557

Wed Mar 31 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Pragmatic/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Elisabeth Burr, 40. GAL-Jahrestagung:der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik

Message 1: 40. GAL-Jahrestagung:der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik
Date: 30-Mar-2010
From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burruni-leipzig.de>
Subject: 40. GAL-Jahrestagung:der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik
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Full Title: 40. GAL-Jahrestagung:der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik

Date: 15-Sep-2010 - 17-Sep-2010
Location: Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Contact Person: Elisabeth Burr
Meeting Email: geschaeftsstellegal-ev.de
Web Site: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/GAL2010

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General
Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 02-May-2010

Meeting Description:


SprachRäume lautet das Rahmenthema der 40. GAL-Jahrestagung, die vom 15.-17.
September 2010 an der Universität Leipzig stattfinden wird.

Der Begriff des Raums ist in den letzten Jahren in den Vordergrund
verschiedener Disziplinen gerückt. Von einem spatial oder topographical
turn ist die Rede. Vereinzelt geben Disziplinen sogar vor, die Bedeutung
des Raums überhaupt erst entdeckt zu haben. Dass der Raum in der
Sprachwissenschaft schon Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts eine zentrale Rolle
spielt - siehe etwa Dialektologie und Sprachgeographie -, wird leicht

Wenn hier 'Raum' ins Zentrum gerückt wird, so ist dabei allerdings nicht nur die
konkret erfahrbare euklidische Realität gemeint, wie etwa der
geographische, nationale, regionale, städtische etc. Raum oder der
politische, soziale, situative und kulturelle mit allen seinen inhärenten
Hierarchien, sondern 'Raum' wird ebenfalls im Sinne von disziplinär,
professionell, medial oder virtuell gesehen. Dimensionen wie die
historische, konzeptionelle, kognitive, psychische, symbolische oder
metaphorische sind ebenso mit gemeint, wie das Prozesshafte, das etwa in
Globalisierung, Regionalisierung, Lokalisierung, Grenzziehung, Entgrenzung,
Eingrenzung und Ausgrenzung zum Ausdruck kommt. 'Raum' ist auch in der Theorie
nicht fremd, wie Grenze, Zentrum und Peripherie, Architektur und Struktur,
Dimension und Perspektive zeigen.

Die Komponente 'Sprach' ist ebenfalls in all ihrer Vielfältigkeit zu sehen.
Sprache, Sprachen, (ein-, mehr-, viel-) sprachig, Sprachproduktion,
Sprachgebrauch, Sprachverwendung, Sprachpolitik, Sprachdidaktik, Sprachtyp,
Sprachwerkzeug, Sprachtod, sprachliche Mittel, Varietäten, Phänomene, Kategorien
und Stereotypen, Versprachlichung und Entsprachlichung, Metasprache und
sprachwissenschaftliche Terminologie und vieles mehr lässt sich damit fassen.

Mit 'SprachRäume' stellen wir bewusst eine Verbindung zwischen diesen
beiden Vielheiten her. Auf die Auffächerung der komplexen Beziehungen sind wir
gespannt. Auch ein historischer Blick auf solche Beziehungen und ihre Wertung
würde uns interessieren, oder die Fragen 'unter welchen
Umständen?', 'für wen?', 'wozu?', 'warum?'.

Call for Papers

In recent years, the notion of 'space' has become central to a number of
academic disciplines. In fact, it is now common to speak of a spatial or
topographical 'turn'. In individual cases, certain disciplines are even
claiming that they have discovered the significance of space. It is often
forgotten that space already played a central role in linguistic science by the
end of the nineteenth century, as the examples of dialectology and language
geography so eloquently demonstrate.

When we put the focus here on space, 'space' is not to be understood only in the
traditional Euclidean sense of concrete, physical space, as used in
geographical, national, regional or urban space, or in political, social,
situative and cultural spaces, with all their in-built hierarchies. Instead,
'space' is understood here, too, in its disciplinary, professional, medial or
virtual senses. Historical, conceptual, cognitive, psychic, symbolic or
metaphoric dimensions of space are as well involved as is the notion of process,
which comes to light, for example, in theories of globalisation,
regionalisation, localisation; of the drawing or doing away with borders, of
including and excluding. The notion of space is not a stranger in theory either
as boarder, centre and periphery, architecture and structure, dimension and
perspective show.

Similarly, the component 'language' of the theme is to be seen in all its
multiple and multifarious aspects: language, languages, mono-, bi-, multi- and
plurilingual, language production, language use, usage of language, language
policy and politics, language teaching, language type, linguistic apparatus,
death of languages, linguistic means, language varieties, phenomena, categories
and stereotypes, languaging and de-languaging, meta language and language
terminology. And more.

The motto 'SprachRäume' / 'Language Spaces' seeks to establish a connection
between these similarly rich and complex notions. We are interested, too, in
viewing such connections in their historical context and their valorisation
through the centuries. We are interested, as well, in questions like "under what
type of conditions" "for whom", "for what purpose", "for which reasons".

If you would like to give a paper please fill in the registration form which
you can download at:
http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/GAL2010/doc/Tagungsanmeldung_2010.pdf and
send it per fax or post to the offices of the GAL not later than the 2nd of May
2010. Also the abstracts have to reach the offices by the 2nd of May. When
handing in your abstract via Email, please send it directly to the GAL:

Universität Duisburg-Essen
FB Geisteswissenschaft: Anglistik
D-45117 Essen

Information about the layout of abstracts can be found on the registration form.
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