“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Second DYLAN doctoral school open for applications

We are pleased to announce that the second DYLAN doctoral school is now open for applications. Aiming at fostering the dialogue on multilingualism and linguistic diversity in Europe and beyond, it will explore the following topics:

- Incentives in language behaviour
- Models of Language dynamics
- Socio-psychological dimensions of individual multilingualism

For further details on the contents, programme and organisation of the Second DYLAN Doctoral School, incl. application procedure and practicalities, please visit the dedicated DYLAN webpage.

Training Seminar Culture, Civilization and the World – the Semantics of Globalization

Concepta is an initiative of the History of Political and Social Concepts Group (HPSCG), which organises postgraduate research training in conceptual analysis. At both master’s and doctoral levels, the courses provide a meeting place for established academics and young scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines to engage in conceptual explorations.

The fourth Concepta Research Training Seminar will be arranged in University of Oslo, Norway, January 25-26 2010, titles and abstracts can be sent to Helge Jordheim, helge.jordheim@ilos.uio.no by 1.12.2009.

If you wish to learn more, please visit the Concepta website.

Call for paper - Culture, civilisation and the World - the Semantics of Globalization

The fourth Concepta Research Training Seminar "Culture, Civilization and the World – the Semantics of Globalization." will be arranged in University of Oslo, Norway, January 25-26 2010. In this seminar, which is a co-operation between the cross-disciplinary research program KULTRANS – Cultural Transformations in the Age of Globalization at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Concepta – International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought, the objectice is to focus on the role of language, and especially the role of concepts in exploring the processes of globalization. In addition to the uses and meanings of single concepts, such as “culture”, “civilization” or “world”, the seminar will focus on clusters of concepts, semantic fields, discourses, texts, genres and experiences – constituting what we might refer to as the “semantics of globalization”.
You can have more information writing to helge.jordheim@ilos.uio.no.

LINEE Conference Dubrovnik: Extended submission deadline

LINEE final conference: New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe - Dubrovnik (HR), April 11-15, 2010.

The conference brings together academics representing a range of disciplines in humanities and social sciences, practitioners and EU/national policy makers, concerned with multilingualism and linguistic diversity in Europe. Proposals are invited for original and previously unpublished research papers that broadly fall within the following themes and topics: Language, Culture and Identity, Language Policy and Planning, Multilingualism and Education, Language and Economy. Abstract must be in English, but conference contributions  can be in any European language (there will be no translation).

The REVISED abstract submission deadline for individual papers is October 31, 2009.

Conference website: http://www.amiando.com/lineeconference.html
Guidance notes for papers: http://www.amiando.com/lineeconference.html?page=268781

LINEE Website: http://linee.info

DYLAN sixth Consortium Meeting and related postgraduated forum

The Highlands pipers are ready to welcome the next DYLAN Consortium Meeting, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland at the end of November 09. 

Before the meeting, a Postgraduate Forum is organised by the Glasgow Caledonian University research team. The deadline for submission of an abstract is 13th October 09. 

You will find more information about the Glasgow consortium meeting and the postgraduate forum at the following addresses: 



Workshop "The Contentious Face of European Politics: Towards an Analysis of Discursive and Visual Strategies of Transnational Diffusion"

The KFG research group at Free University Berlin is hosting the workshop "The Contentious Face of European Politics: Towards an Analysis of Discursive and Visual Strategies of Transnational Diffusion", which will be held in January 14-16th 2010, in Berlin, Germany. Organisers would like to encourage Phd-students and postdocs to have a look on the call and to contribute an empirical and/or methodological paper.

The deadline for proposal submission is October 15th, 2009.

Please find attached the full call.

2nd Call for papers - conference Language, Migration and Labour

The fourth AILA Language and Migration Research Network Seminar (28-29 January 2010) focuses on the relationship between language, migration flows and labour processes. The major concern is to explore the complex relationship between the economic and cultural capital of migrants and its use or exploitation by power institutions in a globalized labour market.
If you are interested, please submit by e-mail a 300-word abstract of your paper or poster proposal. Include your name, affiliation, address, phone and e-mail at the end of your abstract. The abstract should include enough detail to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the proposal. Please mention whether you would like to present a paper or a poster.
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Oral papers will be allotted 30 minutes, allowing 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions. An extra poster session will be organized.
In order to insure discussion between the participants, no parallel sessions will be organized. As a consequence the number of accepted oral papers will be limited.
Abstract submissions should be sent before October 1st 2009, to Liselotte Lutz:

You will find more detailed information on the conference website.

ELF Conference 2010 - Call for paper

We are glad to announce you that DYLAN RT 4.2 will co-organise the Third International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, which will be held in Wien between 22-25 May 2010.
As usual, you will find more information by clicking on this link.

Call for Papers, conference "Language contact and multilingualism as a challenge for sociolinguistics and theoretical linguistics".

The goal of this workshop, hosted by the 37th Austrian Conference on Linguistics (37. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, 5 - 7 December 2009 in Salzburg) is to bring to gether researchers of language con tact and multilingualism wor king in different theoretical and method ological frameworks.
Submissions on the following topics are welcome: contact induced language change; diglossia, polyglossia and similar scenarios; individual vs. social multilingualism; the multilingual brain; problems of standardization in multilingual settings; syntax and pragmatics of code switching and code mixing; mixed language vs. language mixing; language death and “linguicide”; documentation of language contact.
Each presentation slot will be 45 min. (including 15 min. for dis cussion).
Please submit your abstract (in German, English or French) to imke.mendoza@sbg.ac.at orbernhard.poell@sbg.ac.at no later than 15 October 2009. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

You will find further information on the conference web page.

Call for paper, workshop "Monolingual multilingualism? Standard languages and their impact on multilingual policies and practices in Europe: a historical perspective"

The Berliner DYLAN team (Matthias Hüning & Ulrike Vogl) would like to invite you to participate to a workshop they are organizing as Research Task responsible for the historical perspective on multilingualism. The workshop's title is "Monolingual multilingualism? Standard languages and their impact on multilingual policies and practices in Europe: a historical perspective" and it will be held on October 5th and 6th 2009 in Berlin.

In case you want to contribute to the workshop, the submission deadline is June 8th.

You will find more information on the enclosed PDF document.

Call for paper - New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe

The conference "New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe", organised by the LINEE Network of excellence and hosted by the Institute for Anthropological Research of Zagreb will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 11-15 April 2010.

The conference is now open for contributions. The abstract  submission deadline for individual papers is 1 October  2009.  Abstracts should be written in English, while oral presentations can be made in any of the European languages. (No translation services will be provided.)

DYLAN will collaborate with LINEE in the organisation of this event. Moreover, DYLAN WP4 Manager François Grin is member of the scientific board of this conference.

For more information, please click here.

Call for paper - Sixth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

The Sixth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism will be held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, on 10-12 September 2009. The aim of the conference is the discussion of topics related to a minimum of three languages.

To learn more about this conference and the sumbission deadlines,
download the PDF document or visit the conference website.