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July 2017. Language and Place.

Dear friends, - advisory board, colleagues and partners,

It’s been a while, but here are some pre-summer updates from the LaPUR team.

We wish you all a wonderful summer. 

The LaPUR team

Advisory board

Thank you to our wonderful advisory board who visited us for the second and last time in March. You have been a great inspiration. We are grateful for your engagement, the presentations, your valuable comments and the discussions. We hope to continue the collaborations in the future.

From left, back row: Pia Quist, Jan Svennevig, Anja Jørgensen, Leonie Cornips, Astrid Ravn Skovse, Unn Røyneland, Henrik Hovmark. From left, front row: Ida Hjorth, Brit Mæhlum, Malene Monka, Jann Scheuer, Heike Wiese, Gunlög Sundberg, Bente Ailin Svendsen, Lauren Hall-Lew.

Conference on Language, Place and Periphery,

January 18-19th 2018

In a joint collaboration with our sister project Language in the Periphery we organize an international conference on Language, Place and Periphery in January 2018. Please see the (first and preliminary) call below and follow updates on our web pages.


Call for papers
University of Copenhagen 18-19th January 2018

Plenary speakers

  • David Britain, University of Bern, CH
  • Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US
  • Emma Moore, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Kathryn Woolard, UC San Diego, US

We invite sociolinguistic, dialectological and/or linguistic papers that address aspects of one or more of the following themes:

  • Place & belonging
  • Periphery
  • Language ideologies
  • Rurality
  • Dialect and social media
  • Dialect and migration
  • Dialect and mobility


The conference is organized by the two research projects Dialect in the Periphery (D:PEF) and  Language and Place – Language Variation in Rural and Urban Denmark (LaPUR)at University of Copenhagen, Department of Nordic Research, Section of Dialectology.

Important dates

Online abstract submission and registration opens: 1st of September 2017
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st of October 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15th of October 2017

Conference fee: 150 €

A conference webpage will be available soon. Please follow announcements on LINGUISTLIST, VARIATIONLIST or the project websites (see above). 
For questions, please contact administrator Sigrun E. Petersen:

Organizing committee:
Ida Hjorth, Henrik Hovmark, Anne Larsen, Camilla Boesen Madsen, Marie Maegaard, Malene Monka, Kristine Køhler Mortensen, Pia Quist, Jann Scheuer, Astrid Ravn Skovse & Andreas Candefors Stæhr


ICLaVE in Malaga, June 6-9th 2017

Pia presented Astrid and Pia’s paper “Regional dialect and multiethnic youth styles in a Danish social housing estate” on the newest results from Vollsmose. The paper was part of the panel Dialect and Migration organized by Peter Auer and our advisory board member Unn Røyneland.

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