Conference venue and dates:
Linguistic Landscapes 6
Two Oceans Aquarium,
V&A Waterfront
Wed 9 April - Fri 11 April 2014

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline:
First Call: 5 September 2013
Second Call: 15 October 2013 * Deadline extended to Friday, 25 October.

Notification of acceptance:
Monday, 11 November 2013.

Conference fees:
International Delegates: R1950
Early Bird Fee: R1850
African Delegates: R1650
Conference fee includes: conference lunches, gala dinner and transport from the Two Oceans Aquarium to UWC and back.

‘Hope and Precarity’

Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town


In 2014, the 6th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop will be organized by the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.

The three day workshop/conference will be held from Wednesday 9th April 2014 to Friday 11th April 2014, with optional city tours made available on the second day of the conference. LL6 will be hosted at two venues, both at the beautiful Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront and at the historical University of the Western Cape.

The general theme of the workshop will be "Hope and Precarity". This theme is relevant given the last decade’s global developments which have accelerated large scale migration and the spread of communication technologies. Collectively, these global developments are having demonstrable effects on the social, cultural, educational, political, economic, religious, and ethical structures, from remote communities to multi-country political-economic blocs. The conference theme is especially important for emerging nations and contexts on the periphery of the global economy.We therefore particularly welcome papers on how linguistic landscapes reflect, index and contrast these themes, their power semiotics across a broad range of societal arena.

In order to keep to the original format of LL5 there will be a limited number of paper presentations (approximately 30) as well as one plenary poster session for work in progress and project presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 October 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 10th November 2013.

For registration and practical information about visiting Cape Town, please consult this website. For any other questions, please get in touch at

Organizing Committee

Amiena Peck, Avril Grovers, Christopher Stroud, Dmitri Jegels, Geoffrey Louw, Mooniq Shaikjee, Quentin Williams, Sibonile Mpendukana

Scientific Committee

Amiena Peck, Anastassia Zabrodskaja, Aneta Pavlenko, Brigitta Busch, Christopher Stroud, Dmitri Jegels, Elana Shohamy, Elizabeth Lanza, Elizier Ben Rafael, Felix Banda, Hermann Wittenberg, Kasper Juffermans, Monica Barni, Quentin Williams, Robert Blackwood, Sebastian Muth, Selim Ben Said, Sibonile Mpendukana, Thenjiswa Ntwana, Theodorus Du Plessis, Tommaso Milani