Insights from Superdiversity, Complexity and Multimodality

6-8 September 2018, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


Professor Jan Blommaert
(Tilburg University)

Professor Leonie Cornips
(Meertens Instituut &
Maastricht University)

Professor Anna Verschik
(Tallinn University)

Professor Alastair Pennycook
(University of Technology Sydney)

Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes
(University of Limerick)

Associate Professor Csilla Bartha
(Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)

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The venue of the conference is Building R5 on the ELTE Budapest city centre campus.
The street address of the building with the registration and the parallel sessions is Rákóczi út 5 (R5).
The building is indicated in pink on the campus map below.
Building G houses the conference opening and the plenaries.


Buses 5, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 107, 133, 178, 233, 239 and trams 47 and 49 stop at the campus stop "Astoria".

If you come from the M2 underground station "Astoria", the easiest way is to take Rákóczi út
(see the interrupted blue line). The building is about 100 meters from the corner.

If you approach the venue from the M3 and M4 underground station "Kálvin tér" and
you would like to walk, you need to take Múzeum körút, passing the National
Museum on your right. The best option is to walk on to the main entrance of the
campus with the inner court, first turning right, then turning left and continuing
in between the buildings till you reach the court entrance of R5 (see the interrupted blue line).
The walk from Kálvin tér to the main entrance takes around 7 minutes, while within
the campus you will need an extra 3 minutes.

The aerial map below shows the pale green Building R5 as seen from the inner court of the campus.

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From the airport to the city

Airport shuttle bus service

The orange-coloured desks of the shuttle bus service can be found within the
baggage claim area and also on the landside after customs. They offer a quick
shared-ride service to any address. We recommend that you use this service.
You can buy return tickets, which means that on the way back you can simply call them
in advance to pick you up from your hotel (tip: making the call 2-3 hours before you
wish to leave for the airport is sufficient). A one-way trip costs 3200 HUF (ca. 12 EUR)

More info: http://www.airportshuttle.hu/en/


The dedicated taxi company Főtaxi will cost you around 7000 HUF (ca. 25 EUR)
into the city centre (the company has its kiosk right in front of the terminal, and this
is also where you need to pay your ride before getting into the taxi).

Tip: Don't get into any private taxi.

More info: http://fotaxi.hu/?Language=en#main-menu

Public transport

At the airport on the landside arrivals you will find a BKK ticket office where you can buy your
travel pass or tickets. See the ticket types at: http://www.bkk.hu/en/prices/

The bus 100E takes you to "Deák Ferenc tér", a junction of the lines M1, M2 and M3 in the centre.
Tip: This bus also serves Astoria, 150 m from the conference venue: https://bkk.hu/en/airport-shuttle/

The homepage of the public transport company:

From Keleti Railway Station

Buy your tickets at the BKK ticket office or ticket machines downstairs in the pedestrian
underpass as you follow the way to the underground at Keleti.
The best option is take the red underground line M2 from Keleti to Astoria, which is 2 stops away.
From Astoria M2 station, please follow the blue interrupted line on the map above.

More info:

• See the ticket types at: http://www.bkk.hu/en/prices/
• The homepage of the public transport company:

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Registration has closed

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The academic programme starts early Thursday morning on 6 September
and finishes on Saturday evening on 8 September.

We are going to send you the preliminary full programme in late June.
As ICS is not a fancy conference, there will be no formal Conference Dinner Party.
However, as a social programme, we are offering an exciting boat tour on the Danube
with wine tasting on 9 September, Sunday 10:00-12:00.

Pre-conference MAXQDA data analysis workshop

On 5 September, Wednesday late afternoon, we are planning to have a free MAXQDA data analysis workshop with a MAXQDA certified trainer for registered conference delegates. The latest software will be available. You can register for this workshop when registering for the conference. As capacity is limited, places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Budapest is an affordable destination when it comes to air travel, accommodation and cost of living.

Flying to Budapest

Budapest International Airport is served by a great number of low-cost and flag carrier airlines,
resulting in highly competitive prices. The best air ticket prices are offered by low-cost airlines WIZZAIR, EASYJET, NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE and the ultra low-cost RYANAIR. However, all major flag carrier airlines, too, offer good rates if you book well in advance. We suggest you should book early to take advantage of this fact.


Delegates are advised to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Affordable accommodation near the university campus is easy to come by in all categories.
To help find suitable accommodation, we have compiled a list of hotels and hostels.

We strongly recommend Booking.com and Airbnb as good, reliable alternatives when reservations are made early
but it works well even in the very last minute, too. However, as September is a busy
conference season in the city, we recommend booking early.

Cost of living

Budapest is a good place to wine and dine even when on a budget.
Your conference bag will include information on where to eat cheap or buy your
groceries if you are planning self-catering.

The map below shows you the major facilities around the conference venue.


Updated on a regular basis

1. Registration

Does the registration fee include any insurance policy?

Insurances need to be arranged individually.

I would like to cancel my registration. What are my options?

If you notify us about your wish to cancel your registration in writing and in advance before
15 May 2018, we will give you a full refund minus charges for administration and transaction
costs (65 EUR). If you notify us after 16 May 2018, your cancellation will be accepted but
no refunds will be given.

2. Payment

How can I make sure the total fees reach the organisers?

We will need the total fees reaching us free from transfer and interbank charges so that your
registration can be valid. In some cases, especially outside the EU, you will need to confirm
this with your bank to make sure all transfer charges are covered by you.

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes (1) coffee and refreshment breaks on each day of the
conference, (2) the conference pack, (3) the e-abstract book, (4) the programme book
and (5) some other useful conference materials.

What additional fees do I need to consider?

There are no additional fees.

I would like an invoice for the payment.
How can I request one and what details do I need to provide?

Print invoices and certificates of attendence will be issued upon your arrival.
If not instructed otherwise, we are going to use the details you supply on the Registration Form.

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Conference Office:

Budapest 1088
Rákóczi út 5. 3/348

Organising Committee:

József Balogh (Eötvös Loránd University)
Csilla Bartha (Eötvös Loránd University)
Éva Berliner (Budapest Business College)
Csanád Bodó (Eötvös Loránd University)
Tamás Eitler (Eötvös Loránd University)
Alexandra Fodor (Budapest Business College)
Miklós Kontra (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest)
Amarilla Kovács (Eötvös Loránd University)
Dániel Panka (Eötvös Loránd University)
Krisztina Veréb (Eötvös Loránd University)

International Scientific Committee

Jannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg)
Anita Auer (University of Lausanne)
Ad Backus (Tilburg University)
Erzsébet Barát (University of Szeged; Central European University)
Alexander Bergs (University of Osnabrück)
Philippe Blanchet (University of Rennes 2)
Jan Chovanec (Masaryk University Brno)
Stephan Elspaß (University of Salzburg)
Anna Fenyvesi (University of Szeged)
Anna de Fina (Georgetown University)
Sue Fox (University of Bern)
Susan Gal (University of Chicago)
Melissa Greer Moyer (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Karol Janicki (University of Bergen)
Jennifer Jenkins (University of Southampton)
Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University)
Helen Kelly Holmes (University of Limerick)
Kendall King (University of Minnesota)
Sirpa Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)
Rajend Meshtrie (University of Cape Town)
Tommaso Milani (University of the Witwatersrand)
Louise Mullany (University of Nottingham)
Jiří Nekvapil (Charles University Prague)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
Sigrid Norris (Auckland University of Technology)
Arja Nurmi (University of Tampere)
Bernadette O'Rourke (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Andrea Pető (Central European University)
Heike Pichler (Newcastle University)
Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Unn Røyneland (University of Oslo)
Barbara Soukup (University of Vienna)
Janus Spindler Møller (University of Copenhagen)
Ingrid Tieken-Boon Van Ostade (University of Leiden)
Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark)
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)

and members of the local Organising Committee

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