Op 28 november vindt in Gent de 2014-editie van het Taal & Tongvalcolloquium plaats, dit keer met als thema (De)standardisation in Europe: Qualitative and quantitative approaches:
“The 2014 edition of the Taal & Tongval colloquium aims at bringing together researchers to debate about standard language ideologies and the ways in which these are best studied. More specifically the following questions will be at the centre of discussion:
(1) Which methods can be implemented to gain insight into standard language use and standard language ideologies? Do new, experimental methods yield results comparable to those of traditional methods?
(2) What can the different methods tell us about the standard language situation, both in the Dutch language area and beyond? To what degree do we find traces of destandardisation and demotisation?
(3) What are interesting contexts to study standard language ideologies in?
These and other topics will be further explored in the colloquium, which will host invited talks by Winifred Davies (Aberystwyth University), Stefan Grondelaers (Radboud University Nijmegen), Tore Kristiansen (University of Copenhagen) and Barbara Soukup (University of Vienna). In addition, there are a number of slots on the program for regular 20-minute conference presentations.