About ICS.3

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear ICS.3 participants,

though it is certainly good news that many European states, including Czechia, have started to loosen their measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately still unable to guarantee that the conference will be able to take place in August. This is due to the persisting restrictions on international travel and accommodation, as well as the unpredictability of the spread of the virus. Therefore, we hereby postpone the ICS.3 to next year. The new dates are August 25–27 (Wednesday to Friday), 2021.

All abstracts accepted so far remain accepted for 2021. Those who have already paid their participation fees will have the full sum returned to their bank accounts.

Authors wishing to slightly modify their abstracts will be able to do so, and a deadline will be announced for this. A deadline will also be established for authors wishing to participate with an entirely new or different abstract, which will undergo the standard review procedure. This same deadline will apply to the new call for authors who were not initially planning to participate but would like to do so in 2021. And of course, authors wishing to withdraw their abstract entirely due to inability to participate at the later date are also free to do so.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you in Prague in August 2021.

On behalf of the ICS.3 Organizing Committee
Marian Sloboda



3rd International Conference on Sociolinguistics: Diversities, New Media and Language Management

August 2527, 2021, Charles University & Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

This conference is conceived of as an accessible new forum for cutting-edge sociolinguistic research. It is open to a broad range of sociolinguistics researchers, including those working outside the Anglo-Western sociolinguistic tradition, who address the varying and rapidly changing modes of linguistic interactions in the highly diverse world of today. Following two realizations in Budapest, the event is now moving to another of the major Central European capitals, Prague. Coming from the European context, we are highly aware of the importance of perspectives from different corners of the world, including those not usually heard from.

The main themes of the conference are diversities, new media and language management. They reflect the most visible trends from both global and local perspectives: evolving diversity and the omnipresence of the new media in the contemporary social world. The dynamic character of diversity in contemporary societies may lead us to be more sensitive to the management of language and communication we are doing on an everyday basis, make us increasingly reflect our language use and communication practices overall. New media and their various genres represent a space where we can very quickly and easily reflect upon language use, and use various modes to do so. Of course, the management of language and communication has always existed. What has evolved in recent years is its sociolinguistic analysis, driven, among others, by the changes continually happening around us. 

Considering the wide range of research traditions and theoretical frameworks used in sociolinguistic research around the world, we invite contributions that address both the topics addressed above and all other relevant topics from any area of research in sociolinguistics.