1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIOLINGUISTICS
Insights from Superdiversity, Complexity and Multimodality
1-3 September 2016, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
We invite contributions which address current sociolinguistic issues from a
great variety of perspectives including superdiversity, complexity and multimodality.
Accordingly, possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Language variation and change
- Language and mobility
- Multilingualism and superdiversity
- Language as a local practice
- Language and class
- Language and gender
- Linguistic landscape
- English as a Lingua Franca in the multilingual world
- Identity practices in the social media
- Language in the media
- Language and advertising
- Language and economy
- Language ideologies
- New developments in pidgin and creole sociolinguistics
- Language policy, language planning
- Sociolinguistics of language education
- Forensic sociolinguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
Invited keynote speakers:
Professor Sirpa Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)
Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)
Professor Peter Maitz (University of Augsburg)
Associate Professor Janus Spindler Møller (University of Copenhagen)
One or two peer-reviewed selected papers volumes are planned to be
published with an international publisher.
Paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.
The language of the conference is English.
Abstracts of max. 300 words in MS Word including references should be
submitted to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org by the extended deadline 15 February 2016.
12 Times New Roman, margins at 2.5 cm.
The title of MS Word file should include (first) author’s first name, surname and the exact title of paper in this order.
The abstract should include (1) the name of every author, (2) the affiliation of every author and (3) the paper title.
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The venue of the conference is Building R5 on the ELTE Budapest city centre campus.
The street address of the building with the registration and the parallel sessions is Rákóczi út 5 (R5).
The building is indicated in medium blue on the campus map below.
TO THE CAMPUS
Buses 5, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 107, 133, 178, 233, 239 and trams 47 and 49 stop at the campus stop "Astoria".
If you come from the M2 underground station "Astoria", the easiest way is to take Rákóczi út
(see the interrupted blue line). The building is about 100 meters from the corner.
If you approach the venue from the M3 and M4 underground station "Kálvin tér" and
you would like to walk, you need to take Múzeum körút, passing the National
Museum on your right. The best option is to walk on to the main entrance of the
campus with the inner court, first turning right, then turning left and continuing
in between the buildings till you reach the court entrance of R5 (see the interrupted blue line).
The walk from Kálvin tér to the main entrance takes around 7 minutes, while within
the campus you will need an extra 3 minutes.
The aerial map below shows the pale green Building R5 as seen from the inner court of the campus.
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HOW TO REACH THE VENUE?
From the airport to the city
Airport shuttle bus service
The orange-coloured desks of the shuttle bus service can be found within the
baggage claim area and also on the landside after customs. They offer a quick
shared-ride service to any address. We recommend that you use this service.
You can buy return tickets, which means that on the way back you can simply call them
in advance to pick you up from your hotel (tip: making the call 2-3 hours before you
wish to leave for the airport is sufficient). A one-way trip costs 3200 HUF (ca. 12 EUR)
More info: http://www.airportshuttle.hu/en/
The dedicated taxi company Főtaxi will cost you around 7000 HUF (ca. 25 EUR)
into the city centre (the company has its kiosk right in front of the terminal, and this
is also where you need to pay your ride before getting into the taxi).
Tip: Don't get into any private taxi.
More info: http://fotaxi.hu/?Language=en#main-menu
At the airport on the landside arrivals you will find a BKK ticket office where you can buy your
travel pass or tickets. See the ticket types at: http://www.bkk.hu/en/prices/
The bus 200E runs every 10 minutes from its stop conveniently located between
Terminal 2A and 2B arrivals levels to "Kőbánya-Kispest" underground station
on the M3 line. The journey takes 25 minutes. Buy your tickets from the vending
machine or from the driver.
Tip: If you have lots of luggage or no tickets for the underground, stay on board
the bus till the very last stop even if most of the people get off when the loudspeaker
first announces Kőbánya-Kispest station. The bus will continue and drop you shortly
at the entrance of a shopping mall with escalators taking you to the level from which
a well-signposted bridge leads to the underground station where you can buy tickets
more conveniently. This is 100 more meters' walk but it makes a big difference.
• How to get to the city centre:
• The airport bus 200E
• The homepage of the public transport company:
From Keleti Railway Station
Buy your tickets at the BKK ticket office or ticket machines downstairs in the pedestrian
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The registration fee includes coffee and refreshment breaks on each day
of the conference, the conference pack including the e-abstract book
and some other useful conference gadgets.
Lunch for 2 days (optional): 8 EUR per day
Conference dinner party (optional): 38 EUR
Please fill in the Registration Form online and then make your bank transfer.
1. Bank transfer
We accept bank transfer only. Payment in cash or by credit card is not possible.
The bank account data can be found on the Registration Form.
Bank transfers must be for the total amount due in EUR. Please make sure that
all bank charges are paid for before your payment reaches us. Thank you.
2. Western Union transfer: Delegates from the USA and Canada only
Delegates from the USA and Canada can also choose a Western Union transfer,
which is cheaper than a normal bank transfer / wire. This option is not available
for delegates from other countries. You can pay in USD or CAD.
Please visit http://www.wu.com/ for further information.
If you choose this option, please fill in, sign, scan and send us the
Registration Form immediately after transferring the USD/CAD equivalent of
the given amount. In addition, at the same time please e-mail us the copy of
your Western Union receipt and tracking number (MTCN). When making your
transfer, please use the name Dr. Tamás Eitler, and specify the address as
Budapest. No further information is necessary.
• Registration will not be considered valid until the ICS-1 Organising Committee has
received (1) a copy of the bank transfer by e-mail, (2) your Registration Form sent via
the web form and (3) the full payment you calculated above.
• All payments must be made in EUR and must be free of bank handling charges so that
the total amount reaches us.
• In case of registration cancellation made by 31 May 2016, the total paid amount minus
45 EUR (for processing charges and administrative costs) will be paid back.
• In case of registration cancellation made from 1 June 2016, there will be no refund.
• In case of Force majeur, Act of God or any unforeseen event that renders the
performance of this conference inadvisable, ICS-1 Organising Committee will not be
held responsible for not being able to provide full refund and will not accept liability for
any losses incurred in the event of cancellation or postponement.
• Registration is binding. Only cancellations received in writing in advance will be
considered. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference.
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The academic programme of the conference starts in the morning of 1 September and finishes
in the evening of 2 September. The social programme (city tour and excursion)
is scheduled for 3 September. The preliminary programme will be posted here in June.
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Budapest is an affordable destination when it comes to air travel, accommodation and cost of living.
Flying to Budapest
Budapest International Airport is served by a great number of low-cost and flag carrier airlines,
resulting in highly competitive prices. The best air ticket prices are offered by low-cost airlines WIZZAIR and EASYJET and the ultra low-cost RYANAIR. However, all major flag carrier airlines, too, offer good rates if you book well in advance. We suggest you should book early to take advantage of this fact.
Delegates are advised to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Affordable accommodation near the university campus is easy to come by in all categories.
To help find suitable accommodation, we have compiled a list of hotels and hostels
where ICS-1 delegates will have a discount.
We strongly recommend Booking.com and Airbnb as good, reliable alternatives when reservations are made early but
it works well even in the very last minute, too. However, as September is a busy
conference season in the city, we recommend booking early.
Cost of living
Budapest is a good place to wine and dine even when on a budget.
Your conference bag will include information on where to eat cheap or buy your
groceries if you are planning self-catering.
The map below shows you the major facilities around the conference venue.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Updated on a regular basis
Does the registration fee include any insurance policy?
Insurances need to be arranged individually.
I would like to cancel my registration. What are my options?
If you notify us about your wish to cancel your registration in writing and in advance before
31 May 2016, we will give you a full refund minus charges for administration and transaction
costs (45 EUR). If you notify us after 1 June 2016, your cancellation will be accepted but
no refunds will be given.
How can I make sure the total fees reach the organisers?
We will need the total fees reaching us free from transfer and interbank charges so that your
registration can be valid. In some cases, especially outside the EU, you will need to confirm
this with your bank to make sure all transfer charges are covered by you.
What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes (1) coffee and refreshment breaks on each day of the
conference, (2) the conference pack, (3) the e-abstract book, (4) the programme book
and (5) some other useful conference materials.
What additional fees do I need to consider?
There are no additional fees.
I would like an invoice for the payment.
How can I request one and what details do I need to provide?
Print invoices and certificates of attendence will be issued upon your arrival.
If not instructed otherwise, we are going to use the details you supply on the Registration Form.
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