Sociolinguistics Symposium 21

Sociolinguistics Symposium 21Welcome to the website of Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Europe's premier international conference on language in society. The Sociolinguistics Symposia were begun in the 1970s by a group of sociolinguists who saw the need for a forum to discuss research findings and to debate theoretical and methodological issues concerning language in society. The symposium has since grown into a large, international conference, now attracting more than 600 participants.

In 2016, SS21 will be hosted by the University of Murcia, located in the touristic Region of Murcia on the south-eastern coast of Spain. The conference venue will be the Facultad de Letras, on the city centre university campus (Campus de La Merced).

The general theme of the 2016 conference will be Attitudes and Prestige, and contributions to any of the directions under the umbrella of the Language and Society paradigm are welcome: variationist sociolinguistics, sociology of language, social psychology of language, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, anthropological linguistics, dialectology, geolinguistics, historical sociolinguistics, creole sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, language and gender, cognitive sociolinguistics, and new trends.

Conference date

June 15th – 18th, 2016