International linguistics conference at Aston

On 12-15 September, 2012, Aston University will play host to the international conference “Regional varieties, language shift and linguistic identities”.

The conference is organised by Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Language and Diversity (InterLanD) and Institute for the Study of Language and Society (ISLS), two research centres located within the School of Languages and Social Sciences alongside CLERA.

The conference programme includes a broad range of keynote addresses, paper presentations and poster sessions from the following fields of research: language contact, regional varieties, postvernacular linguistic and cultural practices, emblematic language use and language mixing, linguistic landscapes, and dialectology.

The keynote speakers are Prof. Joan Beal, University of Sheffield, Prof. Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University (USA), and Prof. Yaron Matras, University of Manchester.

To learn more about this event, go to the conference website, where you will find a full programme.

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