The African Urban and Youth Language Conference – 5-6 July 2013

Urban youth language conference


There has been a recent increase in interest in youth and urban language phenomena around the world. Youth and urban languages are seen to be at the heart of language change in postmodern societies, and a feature of contemporary diversity, or ‘superdiversity’ in our cities.

African Urban and Youth varieties provide striking examples for the investigation of mixing, coinages, syntactic change, lexical innovation and other dynamic language phenomena.

This conference intends to bring together scholars from around the world in one of the locations where these varieties are prevalent – South Africa – in order to provide a forum where the field can be further developed and theorized.

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