Training Course for early-career & doctoral researchers

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates: 4th-7th July 2017

Local Organisers

  • Avel·lí Flors-Mas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • Marina Massaguer (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • Tülay Caglitutuncigil (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • Júlia Llompart (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Andrea Sunyol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


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4-Day Training Course for early-career & doctoral researchers

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

The COST Action training school will be hosted in collaboration with the Sociolinguistics Summer School (SSS).  

Language and globalisation, management of multilingualism, newspeakerness, and variation and social identity will be the core themes of the SSS8, although presentations about all the current trends in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology will be welcomed. Specifically, invited speakers will focus on the following topics:

  • Monica Heller (University of Toronto): Language and Inequality in Contemporary World
    • Workshop: Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography
  • Francesc Xavier Vila (Universitat de Barcelona): Agency in Language Policy Revisited
    • Workshop: Language Policies and Management of Multilingualism
  • Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya): New speakers, Language and Lifestyles in Late Modernity
    • Workshop: New Speakers from a Critical Sociolinguistic Analysis Perspective
  • Robert Lawson (Birmingham City University): Big Data, Big Problems: Investigating Language Use on Twitter
    • Workshop: Social Media, Discourse Analysis, and Social Identity 


The deadline for abstract submissions, both for paper and workshop presentations, is March 13, 2017.

Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..