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Call for papers: III Forum of Sociology - Vienna
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Research Committee 25  Language & Society

International Sociological Association

III Forum of Sociology
July 10-14 2016 Vienna

The next 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology is taking place 10-14 July 2014 in Vienna, Austria. In keeping with the ISA conference theme, “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.”, the RC 25 theme for the III ISA Forum of Sociology 2016 is “Language and Representation: Struggles in the Global Age”.

An overview of all RC25 sessions can be found on the ISA website.

Abstract submission:

To take part on the conference you must submit you abstract (300 words) through the ISA Online system:

Deadline for abstracts submission: 30 September, 2015

Acceptance, registration, membership and grants:

Acceptance notification letters will be sent to authors by 30 November, 2015.

Authors of accepted abstracts must be registered and be ISA/RC25 members before April 6th 2016.

A limited number of ISA registration grants will be available after abstracts acceptance. See:




Academic discourse. Organizer: Maria Guadalupe González, Universidad Pedagógica, México


Classifications of Otherness. Organzers: Stephanie Cassilde, Centre d'Etudes en Habitat Durable, Belgium  & Trinidad Valle, Fordham University, United States of America,


Discourse in Practice: Microsociology of Social Exclusion and Control. Organizer: Frida Petersson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 


Discourses on Risk. Organizers: Emmanuel Henrique Souza Rodrigues. Universidade de Brasília & Viviane de Melo Resende, Universidade de Brasília


Ethnic Minority Mobilization: Intersections of Distribution and Recognition. Organizers: Maria Martinez-Iglesias, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain  &  Nadezhda Georgieva-Stankova. Trakia University, Bulgaria.


Identity, Agency and Representation. Organizers: Attila Krizsán, University of Turku, Finland &  Lotta Lehti, University of Turku, Finland.


Language Diversity and Social Cohesion. Organizer: Cecilio Lapresta, University of Lleida, Spain.


Neutrality in Language Policy. Organizer: Mark Fifer Seilhamer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Sociological Studies of Language: Theory & Method. Organizers: Celine-Marie Pascale, American University, United States of America & Amado Alarcón, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain


Virtual Workplace Talk. Organizer: Johanna Woydack, Wirtschafts Universität Wienn - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


Language and Childhood Socialization. 

Joint Session with RC53 [Sociology of Childhood] and RC25

Organizers: Federico Farini, Middlexex University, United Kingdom (underline deleted). & Claudio Baraldi, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy,


Language on Health and Disease.

Joint Session with RC15 [Sociology of Health] and RC25

Organizers: Keiji Fujiyoshi, Otemon Gakuin University, Japan & Miwako Hosoda, Seisa University, Japan


Re-Imagining Gendered & Raced Representations in the Public Sphere.

Joint Session with RC 32 [Women in Society] [Host Committee]. Oganizers: Roberta Villalón, St. Johns University, United States  & Natalie Byfield, St. Johns University, United States




Innovation in Discourse: Promotion, Defensiveness, Reflexivity and Hidden Fears.

Joint session with RC30 [Sociology of Work] [Host committee] and RC25.

Organizers: Peter Oeij, TNO, School of Management, Open University of the Netherlands & Stéphanie Cassilde, Centre d’Etudes en Habitat Durable, Belgium


The Use of Language and Silences in Coping with Everyday Nationalism, Racism and Sexism. 

Joint session with RC05 [Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations] [Host Committee] and RC25.

Organizers: Helma Lutz, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany & Stéphanie Cassilde, Centre d'Etudes en Habitat Durable, Belgium




Amado Alarcón, Rovira i Virgili University,

Federico Farini, Middlexex University

Keiji Fujioshi, Miwako Hosoda,

Font: Universitat Rovira i Virgili