Call for Papers

Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC8)
“Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders”

24–25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Abstract submission has closed, and acceptance notices have been sent out.

Please join us for the 8th biennial conference of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, hosted by the Department of Teacher Education and School Research & Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the University of Oslo, Norway.

This year’s theme is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.”

Linguistic ethnography has emerged as a way to bring contextualized insight into communication practices and has been taken up by a variety of disciplines. In this conference, we welcome contributions related to the study of communication practices from across contexts and disciplines. By bringing together researchers who work on issues of language and communication through ethnographic methods, we aim to improve understandings of communication in context and contribute to contemporary social concerns.

Papers, panels and posters related to the following themes are especially welcomed:

  • Language and communication in educational institutions
  • Language and communication in public services
  • Language and communication in the health sector
  • Language and communication in workplaces
  • Language and communication in the media
  • Language and communication in deaf people’s communities
  • Language and communication in drama and the arts
  • Language, communication, and social change or stasis
  • Literacy practices and literature
  • Multilingual and/or multimodal communication
  • Digital ethnography
  • Linguistic ethnography, advocacy, and activism
  • Methodological issues in linguistic ethnography

Submission formats:

Paper or Poster: Please submit a title and abstract (max. 300 word, including any references) in PDF format. The author’s name, affiliation and contact information and up to 5 keywords will be submitted separately through an online form (for blind review). Please also indicate whether you would prefer to present a paper or a poster. Individual papers will have 20 minutes followed by 7 minutes of discussion.

Panel: Panel organizers are asked to submit an abstract for the entire panel (max. 500 words, including any references), with a title and an overall description of the panel and up to 5 keywords, in PDF format. In addition, it should include the titles and abstracts of the individual papers (max. 300 words each, including any references). The names, affiliation, contact information of the organizers and the names and affiliations of the authors of individual papers must be submitted separately through an online form. The organizers are also asked to indicate the length of the panel in time blocks of either 1 ½ or 3 hours.

We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo in September 2020!

Published May 21, 2019 9:34 AM - Last modified Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 AM