12 januari 2018, Maastricht: Workshop Sociolinguistics: Language, Place and Belonging

Where: Grote Gracht, Maastricht
When: 12 January 10:30-13.00

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University
Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen

To celebrate Lotte Thissen’s thesis’ defense Talking in and out of place. Ethnographic reflections on language, place, and (un)belonging in Limburg, the Netherlands at Maastricht University, the chair Language culture in Limburg organizes a workshop. Everyone is welcome after registration.


10.00 – 10.25 Welcome (tea, coffee)

10.30                 Opening Leonie Cornips (UM/Meertens Institute)

10.35 – 10.50 Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
The Copenhagen Language and Place Project: New Insights

10.50 – 11.00 SURPRISE

11.00-11.10 Jolien Makkinga (UM/Meertens Institute)
“Hi Honey”: address terms in a nursing home and belonging

11.10-11.20 Nantke Pecht (UM)
Mixed language practices in a former mining district: The case of Eisden- Cité

11.20-11.30 Charles van Leeuwen (UM)
Regional identity in Limburgian songs: some patterns


11.50-12.00 Lysbeth Jongbloed (UM/FA)
Local identity construction on social media

12.00-12.10 Pomme van de Weerd (UM)
Social categorization and linguistic identification among vocational school pupils in Venlo

12.10-12.25 Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University)
How I Got Interested in Language and Place

12.25 – 12.45 Discussion I: PhD research
Discussion by Barbara Johnstone, Pia Quist and Charles van Leeuwen based on 1 question by each PhD student about their own research

12.45 – 12.55 Discussion II: Language, place and belonging
Lotte Thissen (UM)

LUNCH (own budget) Register for lunch here.