“Sociolinguistics of Immigration”: Call for papers esteso

“Sociolinguistics of Immigration”: Call for papers esteso

The 1st International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration

25th -26th September 2014

Villa Queirolo, Rapallo (Genova), Italy

Gli organizzatori del congresso segnalano che la scadenza per l’invio di proposte è stata rimandata al 30 Marzo 2014.

Plenary speakers

  • Christian Mair (University of Freiburg)
  • Marinette Matthey (University of Grenoble III)
  • Hans Van de Velde (University of Utrecht)

Scientific committee

  • Cecilia Andorno (University of Turin)
  • Peter Auer (University of Freiburg)
  • David Britain (University of Bern)
  • Chiara Celata (Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa)
  • Jean Michel Eloy (University of Picardie Jules Verne)
  • Federica Guerini (University of Bergamo)
  • Michol F. Hoffman (York University, Toronto)
  • Patricia Kottelat (University of Turin)
  • Gerardo Mazzaferro (University of Turin)
  • Pieter Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)
  • Virginia Pulcini (University of Turin)
  • Antonio Romano (University of Turin)
  • Mark Sebba (University of Lancaster)
  • Cyril Trimaille (University of Grenoble III)
  • Alessandro Vietti (University of Bolzano/Bozen)
  • James Walker (University of Toronto)
  • Sylvie Wharton (University of Aix-Marseille)

Call for papers

The First International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration is a two-day international conference which aims at bringing together scholars working on both the empirical and theoretical challenges posed to sociolinguistics by recent global migratory phenomena. The sociolinguistics of immigration is a relevant multidisciplinary field of language investigation.

The focus of attention is, on the one hand, on how immigration can contribute to phenomena of language spread and/or diaspora, language contact, language variation and change, and on the other hand the development of mixed, hybrid patterns of language use and identities. The topics above will be mainly (though not exclusively) examined from the following perspectives of analysis: contact linguistics, bilingualism/multilingualism, language variation and change and language/dialect development.
The conference is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy), and it will take place in Rapallo (Genoa) from 25th to 26th September 2014.The languages of the conference are: English, French and Italian.

Abstract Proposal

Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (incl. at least four keywords and references). Text should be justified and single-spaced (font size: Times New Roman 12pt). Name, affiliation, and e-mail address should be on separate first page of the electronic copy. Abstracts can be
submitted until 30 March 2014 and sent as a word attachment to slimig2014.lingue@unito.it.
Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by at least two peers. Every individual presentation will last 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions).


  • The abstract submission period opens on 10th January 2014.
  • Abstracts can be submitted until 30th March 2014 and sent as a word attachment to slimig2014.lingue@unito.it.
  • Confirmation of acceptance: 10th May 2014.
  • Registration for the conference starts on 10th May 2014 and closes on 28th July 2014.
  • Conference dates: 25th -26th September 2014.