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…

Contacts & Contrasts: Language, Literature, Culture – Konin, Poland

Conference Website: http://cc.pwsz.konin.edu.pl Dates: 29-31 May, 2017 Venue: University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Popiełuszki str. no. 1, Poland   Konin is located in the central part of Poland, situated  on the banks of the river Warta. Its history dates back to the 12th century and now Konin is a dynamic area in the Wielkopolska Province, developing in the fields of culture and education. It is a region of historical…

Engaged Humanities: preserving and revitalizing endagered languages and cultural heritag

Call for papers – Deadline Extension: Engaged Humanities: preserving and revitalizing endangered languages and cultural heritage 15–16 November 2017 Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) Leiden University Plenary speakers: Peter K. Austin (SOAS) Leonore Grenoble (University of Chicago) Julia Sallabank (SOAS) General Information about the ENGHUM project and Conference: The Partners of the Engaged Humanities projects (http://engagedhumanities.al.uw.edu.pl/), Faculty of…

Inauguració del nou Centre Vigdís Finnbogadóttir per al multilingüisme i l’entesa intercultural

La presidenta de Linguapax International va assistir aquest 20 d’abril a la inauguració de l’edifici que acull a partir d’ara el Centre Vigdís Finnbogadóttir per al multilingüisme i l’entesa intercultural a Reikiavik, Islàndia. En el decurs de la cerimònia, anomenada “Languages open up worlds” (les llengües obren mons), hi va anunciar l’homenatge que Linguapax retrà a aquesta incansable defensora de la diversitat lingüística i cultural en el marc de les…

Taules rodones Linguapax en el marc del 1r Congrés internacional de revitalització de llengües indígenes i minoritzades

(L’accés a les taules rodones Linguapax és lliure) Del 19 al 21 d’abril, la Universitat de Barcelona i la Universitat de Vic seran les seus del 1r Congrés internacional de revitalització de llengües indígenes i minoritzades que té per objectiu abordar des de la perspectiva de la recerca, la pedagogia i la pràctica la situació de les diverses llengües i cultures de les poblacions indígenes i minoritzades d’arreu del món.…

Construint comunitats diverses basades en valors compartits

Els dies 27 i 28 de març, la ciutat de Limassol, Xipre, serà l’escenari del congrés “Construint comunitats diverses basades en valors compartits – l’enfocament de les cultures interculturals”, organitzat pel Consell d’Europa per discutir sobre el valor afegit de l’enfocament d’Integració Intercultural per promoure els drets humans, i altres valors europeus clau en societats diverses. L’esdeveniment comptarà amb una taula rodona amb alcaldes de la Xarxa de Ciutats Interculturals…