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 Language Policy at the local level. In particular, we welcome papers that:
- Reflect on the ways in which communities interpret, negotiate and resist official Language Policy
- Examine interactions between various policy stakeholders
- Explore how local language practices and unofficial community-level policies can further the political aims and agendas of minority communities
- Consider the role of language ideologies in determining Language Policy outcomes
The symposium encourages interdisciplinary discussion and we welcome submissions from fields such as: Linguistic Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Education Studies, Political Science, Endangered Language Studies and Migration Studies.
The event is free to attend and will include tea and coffee, a light lunch and an evening drinks reception. Please visit our Eventbrite page to register for your place online. Deadline for registration / last date to confirm participation: 8th September 2017
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Heinrich (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy).