Dear colleagues,

we've got a new enterprise to support in particular interdisciplinary research by postgraduates (anyone within a year of their viva counts as a postgraduate for us). Do feel free to share this or to approach postgrads to let them know about this.


Call for Papers


1st Bristol Postgraduate Conference on Language and Society

an interdisciplinary conference on sociolinguistics, anthropology and sociology


in association with Multilingual Matters (Bristol)


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ben Rampton (King's College London)

March 4-5, 2015

Clifton Hill House

University of Bristol


For this inaugural conference on Language and Society, postgraduate students are invited to submit abstract of 250 words on topics relating to the use and perception of language in communities and societies. Presentations at the conference are not required to address a specific theme but those with a cross-linguistic, interdisciplinary or socio-historical perspective are particularly encouraged.


Deadline for abstracts: 

November 15, 2015 (notification of acceptance by December 1st)


Abstract to be submitted to [log in to unmask]


Organising Committee: James Hawkey, Fiona Jordan, Nils Langer, Damien Mooney

University of Bristol




Prof. Nils Langer
Subject Lead (German Dept.)
Professor of Germanic Linguistics
School of Modern Languages
21 Woodland Road
University of Bristol
Stor Britannien

0117 928 9841