Language and Super-diversity | June 5-7, 2013


Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations June 5-7, 2013

Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

June 5-7, 2013

The aim of this international conference was to investigate the perspective and potential offered by super-diversity to language study – to, for example, linguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology of language, linguistic anthropology, applied linguistics, discourse studies, new literacy studies, pragmatics, ethnography and multi-modality.

The conference provided a forum for researchers to explore the forms, processes, practices and effects of super-diversity and the multi-faceted challenge it poses to language study, calling forth a revision of some of its key tools – its theoretical apparata, methods of data gathering and analytic concepts.

The conference was organized by the Department of Languages and the Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä, and the International Consortium on Language and Super-diversity.

Invited speakers
* Michael Silverstein (University of Chicago)
* David Parkin (University of Oxford)
* Christopher Stroud (University of Western Cape)
* Sirpa Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)

Invited round-table discussion on Language and Super-diversity

* Sirpa Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä), chair
* Jan Blommaert (University of Tilburg)
* Ben Rampton (King’s College)
* Karel Arnaut (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)
* Robert Moore (Penn Graduate School of Education)
* Sabina Vakser (University of Melbourne)
* Brigitta Busch (University of Vienna)

Deadline for abstracts: Panel proposals, November 15, 2012; paper and poster proposals, December 15, 2012
Guidelines for submission: See the Call for Papers.