Deadline 15th February

Spanish in contact – new times, new spaces and new speakers
7th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics
(5th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society [SiS])

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 27th – 29th May 2015

Plenary speakers

David Block (ICREA/Universitat de Lleida)
Jaine Beswick (University of Southampton)
Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Conference Theme

Over recent decades, linguistic and sociolinguistic research has been transformed by an increasing focus on the social, cultural and linguistic changes brought about by globalisation, increased mobility, transnational flows, new technologies and a changing political and economic landscape. These changes have had major implications for the ways in which we conceptualise the relationship between language and society in the twenty-first century. A new communicative order has emerged in which we find new types of speakers, new forms of language and new modes of communication. The conference theme addresses the challenges and opportunities that this new communicative order presents to researchers working with Spanish and situations of Spanish in contact in the twenty-first century. In addition to papers related to the conference theme, we also welcome any other submissions that are related to Spanish in Society.

Please send 300 word abstracts and/or expression of interest for a themed panel to Nicola Bermingham: