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Sociolinguistics Symposium 19: Language and the City

Sociolinguistics Symposium 19

Freie Universität Berlin | August 21-24, 2012

Satellite Events

The major social event of this year's Sociolinguistics Symposium will be the Conference Party. The Conference Party will take place on Thursday, August 23, in the 'Umspannwerk' (Kreuzberg). More information about the Conference Party.

Partly in cooperation with our exhibitors, we offer the possibility to attend other events that are related to the conference.

Meet your Publisher!

De Gruyter Mouton, as a specialist linguistics publisher, is thrilled to welcome the 19th Sociolinguistics Symposium to its home city of Berlin.
De Gruyter has a 260-year history in academic publishing and would like to welcome a select number of conference attendees to a private tour of our publishing house on August 22nd, starting 5 p.m. On the tour, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at academic publishing and will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your ideas with members of our editorial staff.
Participation in the tour is available to 35 people on a first come, first serve basis. To sign up for the tour, please visit the De Gruyter Mouton book exhibit at the Sociolinguistic Symposium 19, located in the Henry Ford Building.
When? Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 pm Where? Genthiner Straße 13, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten How to get there:

For more detailed information see invitation.

Presentation of a new journal

During the 'Welcome Reception' (that will take place on Tuesday, August 21), the new journal Discourse, Context & Media will be presented by its editor Greg Myers (University of Lancaster).

Workshop by Christopher Tancock (Elsevier Ltd.)
An Introduction to Publishing in Academic Journals: From Writing to Ranking

In this workshop, the Publisher for Elsevier's linguistics portfolio will host a session covering: best practice on how to get write papers; the mechanisms of peer review; and why/how journal quality is measured. This will be an open and informative session, aimed at those looking to publish their first paper and/or who are interested in the world of scholarly publishing and how it works.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday (August 21), from 10 to 12 a.m. near the conference venue.

You can register interest to Chris Tanccock directly: c.tancock@elsevier.com

When? Thusday, August 21, 10 - 12 am
Where? Building C (Wirtschaftswissenschaften), Room C 2213

Journal of Sociolinguistics

The editors of the Journal of Sociolinguistics (Wiley-Blackwell) have put together a free virtual issue of articles on our conference theme. Visit the virtual issue Language and the City.

The editorial team from the Journal of Sociolinguistics will be holding two 'meet the editor' events during the Sociolinguistics Symposium. Come along to one of these informal chats to find out more about the journal, talk about your paper and how you can submit to the journal and find out more about the publishing process. The events will take place at the Wiley-Blackwell stand. Date and Time to be confirmed.


The thematic session on The sociolinguistics of football will organise a recreational football match on a small pitch Wednesday, August 22nd after the sessions. Everybody is welcome to attend. Spectators are also essential. For further details and registration, please contact sociofootielinguistics@yahoo.de.

Philological Library

One of the major attractions of the campus of Freie Universität is our Philological Library, the so-called 'Berlin Brain'. If you want to visit this fascinating library (designed by Sir Norman Foster), it might be a good idea to discover the Philogical Library with an audioguide.

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