The 21st Sociolinguistics Symposium will be held on June 15-18, 2016, at the University of Murcia, Spain. Since the 1970s, the Sociolinguistics Symposia have brought together sociolinguists and discourse researchers interested in investigating and theorizing issues concerning language in society. Attracting hundreds of participants and exhibitors, the Symposium is also a stimulating space for networking. We warmly welcome you to discuss fundamental issues in sociolinguistics studies, and not only to rethink our present understanding of these disciplines but also to imagine their future frontiers.
Attitudes and Prestige will be the thematic orientation for Sociolinguistics Symposium 21. In addition to this major trend, contributions to any of the directions within the spectrum of the Language and Society paradigm are welcome: Sociology of language, Social psychology of language, Discourse analysis, Conversation analysis, Ethnography of communication, Language and gender, Anthropological linguistics, Media language, Socio-stylistics, Variationist sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Geolinguistics, Historical sociolinguistics, Creole sociolinguistics, Cognitive sociolinguistics, Applied sociolinguistics, Sociolinguistic methods, etc.