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International Conference Youth Languages

Thursday 23 May 2019 - Saturday 25 May 2019
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ 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. More than 30 researchers from Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and other regions will present their ongoing research in the field of youth languages, 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 discusses 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, it features papers on regional varieties, digital communication, and language use in didactic contexts.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts has expired.

For more information:  ICYL@hum.leidenuniv.nl


View the program here.




For an overview of the speakers, see here.

Organizing committee

Cynthia Groff

Tom Hoogervorst

Maarten Kossmann

Maarten Mous

Jacomine Nortier

Nurenzia Yannuar


Please note: The registration takes place in the Lipsius building in he main entrance hall.

The presentations at the Matthias de Vrieshof 2

How to get to Leiden

Accommodation in Leiden

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