Discussion slot for the thematic section ‘The development of social meaning in heterogeneous speech communities’

Thematic Section: The development of social meaning in heterogeneous speech communities
social meaning, contact-induced variation and change, developmental sociolinguistics, language policy, language ideology

Laura Rosseel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Eline Zenner, KU Leuven
Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

In this final slot of the thematic section, the section leaders bring together the main insights generated in the contributing papers. They furthermore identify remaining issues, open questions and avenues for future research. These will be put to the contributing researchers and the audience who are invited to share their thoughts and insights. The section leaders will moderate the debate and sum up the main conclusions.