Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
im Frühjahr 2020 (1. bis 3. April) richten wir der FAU Erlangen die alle 1-2 Jahre stattfindende Konferenz des Historical Sociolinguistics Network (https://hison.sbg.ac.at/) aus. Anbei leite ich Ihnen unseren Call for Papers weiter und freue mich auf Abstracts.
Viele Grüße, Markus Schiegg
HiSoN 2020 Conference: Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics
The HiSoN 2020 conference Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics will be held on 1–3 April 2020 at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and is hosted by the junior research group Flexible Writers in Language History in collaboration with the FAU Linguistic Lab and the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN).
Intra-writer or stylistic variation can be considered as one of the new waves in historical sociolinguistics. In modern sociolinguistics, intra-speaker and stylistic variation are now a key ingredient of variationist sociolinguistic research. The success of the so-called third-wave studies with their focus on the construction of identities through language have brought about influential concepts such as stylization, crossing and enregisterment. Resulting from the frequent lack of available information about individual historical writers and the randomness of textual transmission, historical sociolinguistics faces increased difficulties when focusing on individual language use and stylistic repertoires. This may be the reason why intra-writer variation has as yet not received much attention. This desideratum in historical sociolinguistics will be addressed at the HiSoN 2020 conference.
See our conference website for the Call for Papers and further information: https://sprachwissenschaft.fau.de/hison2020
Presentations will be 20 minutes & 10 minutes discussion. Please send your abstracts of up to 300 words (excluding references) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 September 2019.
Keynote speakers: Stephan Elspaß (University of Salzburg), Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki), José del Valle (The City University of New York)
Organizing committee: Markus Schiegg, Franziska Eber, Monika Foldenauer, Sabrina Freund (German Linguistics); Judith Huber (English Linguistics)