Multiethnolect Workshop

COVID-19 update

We will decide by the end of April whether the workshop will take place in June 2020. Alternative dates: 3. & 4. September 2020 or 10. & 11. June 2021

 

 

The Sounds of Multiethnolects in (Western) Europe

Since about 2000, the emergence of multiethnolects has been observed among adolescents in various European cities. While most studies have considered morphosyntactic, lexical or pragmatic characteristics of these new speaking styles, this workshop will instead focus on phonetic features, bringing together a number of renowned scholars in this field who work on different multiethnolects.

 

Two-Day Workshop at the University of Zurich (11. & 12.06.2020)

 

The workshop will take place on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June 2020 at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Talks will be 45 minutes to allow for enough room for fruitful discussions (30 minutes presentation & 15 minutes discussion).

Registration

The workshop is free of charge but please register by May 20 via E-Mail (marie-anne.morand@uzh.ch).

Three coffee breaks are included but please indicate whether you have any food intolerances or allergies.

Abstracts

A book of abstracts will follow. Stay tuned.

Program Thursday June 11

09:15

Welcome

Schmid & Auer

10:00

Segmental features of multiethnolectal Zurich German

Morand, Schwab & Schmid

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Phonetic detail and social meaning of the Berlin multi-ethnolect (part 1)

Jannedy & Weirich

12:00

Phonetic detail and social meaning of the Berlin multi-ethnolect (part 2)

Weirich & Jannedy

12:45

Lunch break

14:45

Acoustic features of multiethnolectal Stuttgart German

Duran et al.

15:30

A new [ʃ]tyle is spreading: Production and attitude evidence on the vitality of /s/ palatalization in Flanders

Marzo

16:15

Coffee break

16:45

Speaking Dutch, sounding Turrocan: Some findings from the Roots of Ethnolects project (working title)

Hinskens

Program Friday June 12

09:00

Ethnolectal feature, personal style, or contact-induced change? Allophonic plosive palatalization and affrication in metropolitan French

Fagyal

09:45

Phonetic change processes in Multicultural London English

Torgersen

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

«A potato that tries to imitate a foreigner, languagewise” – prosody and indexicality in the Copenhagen multiethnolect

Pharao

11:45

The social and stylistic variation of rhythm in Stockholm Swedish

Young

12:30

Lunch break

14:30

Suprasegmental features of multiethnolectal Zurich German

Morand, Schwab & Schmid

15:15

final discussion

Schmid & Auer