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In January 2018, the sub-projects A and C will thost the conference “Patterns of repetition in language use” in Leipzig. More ...


In November 2017, the sub-project B and D will host the first international conference to focus specifically on visual communication in/about new media.


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Latest publication 

Ueberwaser, Simone/Stark, Elisabeth (2017). What's up, Switzerland? Language, individuals and ideologies in mobile messaging. Babylonica 2/2017, 110, 64-65.


Upcoming talks

  • 19/07/2017: Samuel Felder: Stylistic Variation as a Means for Identity Construction in WhatsApp Interactions. 15th International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast.
  • 21/7/2017: Etienne Morel and Cécile Petitjean: "Hahaha": How and why to produce laughter in WhatsApp conversations. 15th International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast.
  • 27/7/2017: Christa Dürscheid/Christina Siever: On the Relation of Writing and Images in Digital Communication. AILA, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 10/10/2017: Franziska Stuntebeck: Subject versus object clitic drop in non-standard writing (WhatsApp chats). XXXV Romanistentag. Universität Zürich.
  • 18/10/2017: Vanessa Jaroski: Beyond Borders: Recursivity and Remediation in the Representation of Digital Communication. Language in the Media, Capetown.
  • 15/11/2017: Christina Siever: Sagt ein Emoji mehr als tausend Worte? Kinder-Universität Zürich.
  • 06/01/2018: Franziska Stuntebeck: “moi Ø m’en fou” – topic drop in Swiss WhatsApp messages. A cross-linguistic study on French and Italian. MLA 2018, New York City.