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Call for papers – Sociolinguistics Summer School 5

Deadline: 28th March, 2014

Applications are sought for Sociolinguistics Summer School 5 (SSS5), to be held from July 28th to 31st at University College Dublin, Ireland. The event is an opportunity for Masters and PhD students in any area of sociolinguistics to attend workshops, seminars and lectures with leaders in the field, as well as present their on-going research to peers.

Each day of the summer school will have a theme based on the research of an invited speaker. The invited speakers will each deliver: i) a plenary lecture in the morning, ii) a practical workshop in the mid-morning period, and iii) chair a panel of conference presentations delivered by the student delegates in the afternoon.

The following themes and invited speakers are confirmed:

Theme 1: Language and gender

Invited speaker – Dr. Robert Lawson, Birmingham City University

Theme 2: Minority languages and language planning

Invited speaker – Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla ChrĂ­ost, Cardiff University

Theme 3: Quantitative methods in sociolinguistics

Invited speaker – Dr. Daniel Ezra Johnson, Lancaster University

300-word abstracts should be emailed to by 5PM on Friday 28th March. Submissions on any sociolinguistic topic are welcome. Please indicate if you wish to make an oral or poster presentation.

Check out our Facebook page, Sociolinguistics Summer School 5, and Twitter @SSS5Dublin2014. Enquiries can be made to

SSS5 has been generously sponsored by the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, the UCD School of Languages and Literatures and Stafford Lynch.




  1. Anne Marie Devlin says:

    Hi, could you tell me if there’s a registration fee for the summer school? Thanks

  2. chloediskin says:

    There will be a registration fee for the Summer School, but we are aiming to keep it as low as possible. We are currently awaiting confirmation of funding, after which we will release the registration details. Watch this space!

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