SOSY – 26-27 February 2021

The Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY) 2021 is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jan Blommaert.

Jan Blommaert’s untimely passing on 7 January 2021 is a tremendous loss to the academic community of (socio-)linguists. The impact of his life’s work on those of us who are still learning from his writings is immense and immeasurable.  We are saddened, but hopeful that the scholarship he has left behind will keep us moving steadily towards our semiotic futures. This year’s Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY) is dedicated to his memory — a  tribute to his life-in/and-research was given by Dr. Farzad Karimzad during the Symposium. You can watch the tribute here.

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