SOAS Symposium on the Politics of Language Policy at the Local Level

Date: 22 September 2017 – From 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM – Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Language Policy is highly political and often controversial, with official top-down policy criticized by scholars for serving dominant political interests and reproducing unequal power relations. This one-day symposium aims to move the discussion forwards by treating Language Policy as a dynamic socio-cultural process. Accordingly, we invite papers that explore the politics of…

Reports on Digital Language Diversity in Europe now available

How does the linguistic diversity of Europe reflect in new media? Do regional and minority languages contribute to EU digital language diversity, and to what extent? Is it possible for regional or minority language speakers to have a digital life in those languages? This report presents the results of the first survey about the actual needs of European minority languages speakers regarding digital opportunities. The survey is part of the…

Regards croisés et autochtones des problématiques linguistiques au Canada et au Québec

Colloque international de l’Observatoire national en matière de droits linguistiques. Le vendredi 8 septembre 2017 au Salon François-Chevrette, Pavillon Maximilien-Caron, Faculté de Droit, Université de Montréal. Avec Fernand de Varennes, Prix International Linguapax 2004 et membre du Comité Consultatif de Linguapax, et Eva Pons Parera, trésorière de Linguapax.   Télécharger le programme provisoire en format PDF : ICI   Programme provisoire  8h00 Inscription et petit déjeuner / Registration and Breakfast 8h30…

La UNAM crea el Museo Interactivo de la Lengua

Ciudad de México (N22/Redacción).- A través de un acuerdo emitido el pasado lunes por el rector de la UNAM, Enrique Graue Wiechers, se fundamenta la creación del Museo Interactivo de la Lengua que tiene como objetivos contribuir al conocimiento de las lenguas que se hablan en México, así como de las manifestaciones culturales que se han creado con ellas y de la expresión escrita de nuestro lenguaje, y del acervo…

Call for conceptualizing graphical design proposal for the new version of the UNESCO World Atlas of Languages in Danger

UNESCO is looking for a qualified individual/company delivering a conceptual graphic design proposal for the development of a global online platform entitled “UNESCO World Atlas of Languages (UNESCO WAL)”. The WAL which will be developed as a new version of the existing UNESCO World Atlas of Languages in Danger aims to contribute to the safeguarding of the world’s diverse linguistic, cultural and documentary heritage, in multiple languages, and reinforce the…

3th Annual International Conference on Linguistic Variation in the Basque Language and Education

Conference in Leioa, Spain Website: http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/eudia/home Date: 9 June 2017 Description: Geographical linguistics (or dialectology) and Sociolinguistics has a long tradition: languages and varieties have been analyzed in the last centuries. However, recent decades have seen a rapid increase in insights into linguistic structure as well as in geographic technology, and those two have not always been completely matched to each other, so that one might feel that current linguistic…

Trans-Linguistica 4

The Department of Applied Linguistics, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences Târgu-Mureș is pleased to announce its international conference entitled TRANS-LINGUISTICA 4, to be held on May 25–27, 2017. Website: https://goo.gl/YsG5Fx   Conference languages: English, German, Romanian, Hungarian. Sections: 1. Mother tongue language pedagogy and foreign language teaching 2. The theory and practice of translation 3. The tradition of multilingualism in the European culture 4.…

International Conference on Multimodal Communication, Osnabrück

International Conference on Multimodal Communication, Osnabrück, Germany Website: https://sites.google.com/a/case.edu/icmc2017/ Dates: 9 – 11 June 2017 Plenary Speakers: Harald Baayen. Alexander von Humboldt Professor, University of Tübingen. “Integrating acoustic and visual information with discriminative learning.” Mehul Bhatt. Professor of Human-Centered Cognitive Assistance, University of Bremen, Germany | Director of The DesignSpace Group. “MINDS, MEDIA, MEDIATED INTERACTION: On AI and Spatial Cognition for Human Behavioural Research” Thomas Hoffmann. Professor of Linguistics, Katholische Universität…

Hate Speech: Definitions, Interpretations, Practices

Conference 9 – 11 June 2017 at the University of Cyprus Website: http://reportinghate.eu/contact2017/ Hate speech can be broadly defined as “degrading, threatening, harassing or stigmatizing speech which affects an individual’s or a group’s dignity, reputation and status in society by means of linguistic and visual effects that promote negative feelings, attitudes and perceptions based on characteristics such as ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity and age”…

Contact-Driven Multilingual Practices, Helsinki

Conference website: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/multilingualism-2017/program/ Date: 1 – 2  June 2017 Meeting Description: Almost every country in the world is multilingual. In many of them, multilingualism is a long-standing state of affairs, while for some it is a relatively recent development. Numerous speech communities in different parts of the world are currently experiencing profound transformation, and the cultural change is more intensive than ever. These changes are triggered by a fundamental restructuring…