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CALL FOR PAPERS - International Conference Youth Languages, Leiden, May 2019

23 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Wijkplaats 4
2311 BX Leiden

Youth Language: Multilingualism in a Global Context

We are happy to announce the 9th International Conference on Youth Languages, which will be held on May 23–25, 2019 at Leiden University, The Netherlands. We invite anyone working in the field of youth languages to present ongoing research, discuss future collaborations, and engage in networking activities.

Youth languages, sometimes labelled as Urban Youth Languages or Contemporary Urban Vernaculars, are global phenomena. Focusing on the thematic orientation “Youth Language: Multilingualism in a Global Context” this conference invites papers on theoretical or empirical issues in written and spoken manifestations of youth language from any part of the world including the attitudes and ideologies related to them. As a continuation of the previous conferences, papers on regional varieties, digital communication, and language use in didactic contexts are also welcome.

When submitting your abstract, you will have a choice between three categories: “oral”, “poster” and “oral or poster”. The latter category means that you prefer an oral presentation but can also do a poster. Oral presentations are given 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

Please send an abstract (max. 300 words) by the following link: EasyAbs before 1 November 2018 indicating either oral, poster or oral/poster. Selected speakers will be notified by 31 January 2019

NB: The deadline for submitting an abstract has been prolonged to 1 Januari 2019.

Organizing committee:

Cynthia Groff

Tom Hoogervorst

Maarten Kossmann

Maarten Mous

Jacomine Nortier

Nurenzia Yannuar


For more information:  ICYL@hum.leidenuniv.nl



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