8th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop

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The 8th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop will take place at the University of Liverpool from Wednesday, 27 to Friday, 29 April 2016.

Theme

The workshop will focus on the theme of “Regeneration, Revitalisation, Reterritorialisation”. These terms are especially pertinent descriptors of Liverpool, which has undergone a period of significant change since the start of the millennium.

The “LL8” moniker is a particularly poignant reminder of the 1981 Toxteth Riots, which for many have come to symbolise the destitution and anger associated with the final chapters of Britain’s industrial era.

The Toxteth postcode, L8, also covers the University campus, where our ongoing institutional regeneration is constituent to the reterritorialisation of Liverpool as a whole.

Format

The workshop will consist of a series of non-parallel paper presentations and discussion slots (approximately 30 in number).

Submissions

Abstract submission will run until 15 January 2016.  Notification of acceptance will be sent to contributors by 15 February.

See call for papers for more advice on submissions.

Social activities

As in previous years, the programme will include a conference dinner on the evening of Thursday, 28 April.

An optional social event will also take place on Saturday, 30 April.

Details of social events will be publicised when available.

Venue

LL8 will take place on the University of Liverpool’s central campus, which is located between the city’s iconic Anglican and Metropolitan cathedrals, and in our Liverpool city centre at a venue to be advised.

See Visiting the University for directions and campus maps.

Practical advice

Advice on registration and accommodation will be available nearer to the time of the conference.

Enquiries

For more information, please email the event organisers at ll8@liverpool.ac.uk.