First abstract of the year now online!

The abstract is now up for our first talk of the year, presented by Kate Bellamy, Brechje van Osch & M. Carmen Parafita Couto. Click on the word ‘abstract‘, or the title below to access it:

Consistent definitions matter! Problematising the ‘heritage’ labels in bilingualism research.

This is a hot topic in the field that touches on a number of different disciplines — truly something for everyone! — so save the date (17:00-18:30, Friday, 18 September 2020) and we’ll look forward to seeing you for a great talk and a lively round of discussion.

Save the date: Friday 18 September 2020!

The autumn semester is fast approaching, and you know what that means: The Leiden Sociolinguistics Lecture Series is revving up for its first talk of the 2020-2021 academic year!

We’re very excited for our first lecture, given by Kate Bellamy, Brechje van Osch & M. Carmen Parafita Couto:

Consistent definitions matter! Problematising the ‘heritage’ labels in bilingualism research.

The abstract for this talk is now available! Don’t forget to save the date:

17:00-18:30, Friday, 18 September 2020*

Make sure to check this page periodically for information on how to access our new online venue. For now, though, enjoy these last few days of summer 🏄🌴🌞🕶️🍹

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

* The date for this lecture was initially listed incorrectly as 16 Sept 2020. We apologize for the error.

First peek at the 2020-2021 Academic Year virtual line-up!

Hello, friends!

We’ve been busy setting up a great series of lectures for the 2020-2021 academic year, and so far it looks like our virtual talks will be every bit as exciting as our in-person talks.

Take a look at the Forthcoming Events page for a preliminary draft of our speakers for the next two semesters, and don’t forget to visit the relevant Abstracts page regularly for more updates about the content of each talk.

Sociolinguistics in a time of COVID-19

Like many other aspects of our lives, the Leiden University Sociolinguistics Lecture Series this past semester has been cut short by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The final lectures of our Spring 2020 series were understandably cancelled due to University policy regarding social distancing. However, the good news is that in the meantime, we have been planning the most effective ways to move the lecture series to an online platform.

While not ideal from the perspective of general conviviality, the lack of need for travel to and from Leiden that the online format entails will ensure that we are able to host a wider variety of speakers and reach a wider audience than our in-person series!

Planning for the online series is currently in its early stages, so stay tuned here for more information on the exciting topics we have in store for you for Fall 2020.

Until then, please stay safe! And remember:

This too shall pass!
И это тоже пройдёт!
این نیز بگذرد!
Bu da geçer ya Hu!
بۇمۇ ئۆتۈپ كېتىدۇ!
Kι αυτό θα περάσει!
Ook dit zal overgaan!
גם זה יעבור!
Bu ham o’tib ketadi!
Hoc quoque transibit!