WORLD CONFERENCE ON PLURICENTRIC LANGUAGES AND THEIR NON-DOMINANT VARIETIES
University of Graz, Austria
We would like to invite scholars from around the world to participate in the 4th conference organized by the Working Group on Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages (WGNDV). The conference is devoted to the description of pluricentric languages and in particular of non-dominant national varieties of plc. languages. These are the varieties that are small by the number of their speakers and their symbolic power, and are not the primary norm-setting centres of the language. They may often be falsely attributed the status of a "dialect", and have little or no codification of their norms. Typically, nd-varieties often have to legitimate their norms towards the dominant varieties etc.
The previous conferences of the WGNDV (see www.pluricentriclanguages.org) have shown that non-dominant varieties around the world have many linguistic and sociolinguistic features in common. We would therefore like to deepen our knowledge and invite scholars from around the world to take part in the conference and give insight into the situation and features of as many nd-varieties and plc. languages as possible.
All scholars working in this field are invited to submit proposals for papers/workshops by 30th March 2015. Notification of acceptance: 15th April 2015
CONFERENCE LANGUAGE(S) AND SECTIONS
The conference languages will be English and German plus the languages of the sections for specific languages if there are enough presentations to establish a section. The following sections are envisaged: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, a general section and language technology section.
All presentations at the conference must be written in English, the oral presentation can be held in the language of the section.
For information: http://www.pluricentriclanguages.org/ndv-conf-graz-2015/?id=0