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…

International Mother Language Day 2017

Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education On the occasion of this Day, I launch an appeal for the potential of multilingual education to be acknowledged everywhere, in education and administrative systems, in cultural expressions and the media, cyberspace and trade.                                   Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017…

Ensenyar i aprendre llengües en un model educatiu plurilingüe

Dimarts, 21 de febrer del 2017, a les 19h  (Sala d’Actes del Departament d’Ensenyament – Via Augusta, 202-226, 08021 Barcelona). Presentació del llibre sobre “Metodologies i estratègies per al desenvolupament de projectes educatius i per a la pràctica docent”, coordinat per Mònica Pereña, Subdirectora General de Llengua i Plurilingüisme i Presidenta de Linguapax. “Reforçar l’aprenentatge de llengües i modernitzar-ne l’ensenyament és un dels factors clau per augmentar la qualitat educativa.…

Meme Challenge: Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online

Rising Voices  invites you to join the Mother Language Meme Challenge by creating a humorous or reflective internet meme in your native tongue. Starting today and running through February 21st, we invite you to take part in this fun online campaign to commemorate International Mother Language Day. International Mother Language Day was founded to promote and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity around the world, with a special emphasis on indigenous,…

El Comité Organizador ha dado por concluido el documento que conforma el Protocolo de Donostia

El Protocolo recoge un total de 180 medidas destinadas a garantizar los derechos lingüísticos. Han convocado a organizaciones y personas que luchan por los derechos de las lenguas minorizadas de toda Europa a participar en el acto de presentación que se celebrará el día 17 de diciembre en el palacio del Kursaal. El Comité Organizador del Protocolo de Garantía de los Derechos Lingüísticos ha celebrado hoy su último encuentro en…