Sociolinguistics Circle 2018

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The Sociolinguistics Circle is an annual one-day conference that aims at bringing together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries.

The first of these conferences was hosted by the University of Groningen in March 2014. The next, fifth edition will be hosted by the chair Languageculture in Limburg of Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and will take place on April 6, 2018. For this fifth edition, we also invite BA and MA students to submit their work for (poster) presentation.

Important dates:

  • Deadline Call for Papers: 31 January 2018
  • Registration deadline: 2 April 2018
  • Sociolinguistics Circle at Maastricht University: 6 April 2018

Organizing committee (Maastricht University):
Leonie Cornips
Nantke Pecht
Pomme van de Weerd
Daan Hovens

Sociolinguistics Circle 2018 reviewers committee:
Prof. Dr. Leonie Cornips – Meertens Institute / Maastricht University
Dr. Charles van Leeuwen – Maastricht University
Dr. Lauren Wagner – Maastricht University
Dr. Lotte Thissen – Maastricht University
Daan Hovens – PhD Candidate, Maastricht University
Lysbeth Jongbloed-Faber – PhD Candidate, Fryske Akademy / Maastricht University
Jolien Makkinga – PhD Candidate, Meertens Institute / Maastricht University
Nantke Pecht – PhD Candidate, Maastricht University
Pomme van de Weerd – PhD Candidate, Maastricht University


For questions regarding conference aims, abstract submission and programme, please write to sociolinguisticscircle2018@gmail.com