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iSLanDS at conference in Germany: Crossing linguistic and modal boundaries

27 November, 2014

Our research fellow Nick Palfreyman gave a successful presentation last week at the symposium ‘Crossing linguistic and modal boundaries: New approaches to sociolinguistics’, in Hannover, Germany, at Schloss Herrenhausen.

This two-day event, organised by Dr Hanna Eichmann of the University of Hamburg, and Prof Beat Siebenhaar from the University of Leipzig, aimed to identify areas for collaboration in cross-linguistic and cross-modal research. The symposium focussed on several aspects of sociolinguistic variation, including regional, pragmatic, and interactional variation, as well as language contact and variation within minority languages. Nick’s talk was entitled ‘Applying analytic practices from the “third wave”: The social significance of Javanese mouthings in an Indonesian city’, and was based on his extensive fieldwork with the deaf community in Indonesia. Congratulations to Nick on his well-received presentation.

Hannover, Germany

Hannover, Germany

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