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Full Title: The Politics of Multilingualism: Possibilities and Challenges

      
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Start Date: 22-May-2017 - 24-May-2017
Contact: Rémi Léger
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://rc50.ipsa.org/
Meeting Description: On 22-24 May 2017, the Amsterdam School for Transnational, Regional and European Studies of the Faculty of Humanities of the Universiteit van Amsterdam will host an international conference organized by ARTES (artes.uva.nl), ISPA’s RC50 (rc50.ipsa.org) and MIME (mime-project.org ).

In recent years, global trends in migration, trade and overall mobility have continued to transform our objective realities and subjective experiences of linguistic diversity. More broadly, in many countries, the politics of multilingualism have raised new possibilities for collaboration and action as well as challenges to social solidarity and democratic life. In response, scholars in the broad field of language policy and planning have studied language policy choices, linguistic vitality and language revitalization, curriculum development and pedagogies, governing mechanisms and policy instruments, and explored the conditions for linguistic justice in complex societies.

This conference will provide an opportunity to examine and better understand these various possibilities and challenges associated with the contemporary politics of multilingualism. Proposals for individual papers or for panels are invited. We welcome case studies and comparisons, as well as papers adopting a theoretical or normative perspective. Established academics and early-career scholars are invited to submit proposals.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Linda Cardinal (University of Ottawa, Canada). Dr. Cardinal is Professor in the School of Political Studies and holder of the Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne et les politiques publiques at the University of Ottawa. She is one of Canada’s leading experts on language and politics, and her recent comparative work has focused on language regimes and state traditions. Dr. Cardinal is past president of IPSA’s RC50.

Conference registration will cost 50€ for all participants (paper-givers, discussants, chairs and attendees).

The organizersː

Dr. Rémi LÉGER (Simon Fraser University, rleger@sfu.ca)
Dr. László MARÁCZ (University of Amsterdam, l.k.maracz@uva.nl)
Dr. Christian NOACK (University of Amsterdam, c.a.noack@uva.nl)
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4495


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