Research Committee "Language and society", RC25 of the ISA
The Research Committee "Language and society" (RC25; formerly "Sociolinguistics"),
of the International Sociological Association, has launched a renewed website
dedicated to research projects, publications and conferences in the fields
ol linguistics, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics and conversation
analysis. The address is:
RC25 is a worldwide, multilingual and multidisciplinary community,
whose members work together to explore the areas of common interest within
the broadest definition of sociolinguistics. We are fully aware of the
theoretical and methodological issues which separate the various disciplines
within which we work, but we find richness in the diversity of perspectives.
Our objectives are:
One way we will be working towards our objectives is through our website.
There you will find information there on how to join our Research Committee,
the services we offer to members, and a portion of our first electronic
newsletter (you can gain access to the entire newsletter if you join RC25).
To provide an international forum for researchers working on issues of
language and society, irrespective of their theoretical and methodological
To circulate information about advances in sociolinguistics, whether in
sociology or in other disciplines, through the creation of a clearinghouse
of information located on the RC25 website; and
To promote cooperation and collaboration among researchers worldwide, both
through the organization of conferences and the posting of notices by scholars
seeking research partners.
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