“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere: a new publication etided by Ruth Wodak & Veronika Koller

We are glad to announce another important publication made by a Dylan project member. Work package 2 manager professor Ruth Wodak and Lancaster University Lecturer in English Language Veronika Koller are the editors of this volume which addresses the controversial access to the public sphere following an interdisciplinary approach. The guiding questions for this collection of articles are therefore: Who has access to the public sphere? How is this access enabled or disabled? Under what conditions is it granted or withheld, and by whom?

Des Situations de Plurilinguisme en Europe Comme Objet d'Histoire

L'équipe de l'Université de Paris III du projet Dylan, conduite par son responsable Patrick Renaud organise un colloque dans le cadre du projet au sujet des "situations de plurilinguisme en Europe comme objet d'histoire". Plusieurs chercheurs de DYLAN seront présent pendant ce colloque de deux jours qui aura lieu le 2 et le 3 juin à l'Institut Hongrois de Paris, parmi lesquels l'équipe de coordination du projet.

Vous pouvez trouver ici plus d'informations au sujet de ce colloque.

DYLAN in the 15th AILA World Congress

The 15th world congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) will take place in August 2008 in Essen/Germany. The theme of the five-days conference will be: "Multilingualism: challenges and opportunities". A special European strand of Symposium will be held at this conference where a prominent slot is dedicated to the DYLAN project.
The Project Coordination Team members Anne Claude Berthoud, Georges Lüdi and François Grin will present the project and its first findings. Several more DYLAN members will contribute to the congress, amongst them Rita Franceschini with a keynote speech. Here you can find more information about 

- the 15th AILA World Congress, 
- the Dylan panel and 
- about AILA in general.

DYLAN-LINEE Colloquium at the Austrian Linguistics Meeting in Vienna

We are happy to announce that RT 4.2 will offer a joint DYLAN-LINEE-colloqium together with the Vienna LINEE team at the 'Österreichische Linguistigtagung', organised by 'verbal' (the Austrian Association of Applied Linguistics), 6-8 December 2008 in Vienna.
The idea of this colloqium is to first generally present the two
projects and highlight parallels/differences, and then home in on the individual teams' research foci (see the German abstract).

Publication by Ruth Wodak and Michal Krzyżanowski

It’s with great pleasure that we announce a publication of two members of the Dylan Consortium: « Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences », edited by Ruth Wodak and Michal Krzyżanowski from Lancaster University is now available.
Here you can find more information about this publication.

Dylan CM4 & First Spring School

Time is running ... and we already arrive at our 4th consortium meeting. It will take place on 16-17 April 2008 in Lyon, France. This time the Dylan Consortium will be at work for an entire week as the first Dylan Spring School takes places the days before, also in Lyon.
Here you can find more information about the Consortium Meeting and the Spring School.

Barbara Seidhofer interview with "Der Spiegel"

Barbara Seidhofer, responsible of the Wien University team, has been interviewed by the German review "Der Spiegel" about the matter of English as a global language. Here you can find a link to the "Der Spiegel" official website, where you can have a look on the complete interview.

Cycle de conférences "Les enjeux du plurilinguisme pour l'université"

"Les enjeux du plurilinguisme pour l'université": un cycle de conférences organisé dans le cadre de la Chaire UNICA (Réseau des Universités des Capitales de l'Europe) par l'institut de linguistique et des sciences du langage de l'Université de Lausanne.
Pour en savoir plus, consultez le descriptif et l'affiche de cet événement.

An einem Treffen mit dem EU-Kommissar für Mehrsprachigkeit und dem österreichischen Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung.

Wir haben erneut gute Nachrichten in Sachen dissemination activities aus Wien zu vermelden: Barbara Seidlhofer wurde am 13.12. eingeladen, an einem Treffen mit dem EU-Kommissar für Mehrsprachigkeit, Leonard Orban, und dem österreichischen Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Johannes Hahn, in Wien teilzunehmen. Diese Gelegenheit hat Barbara natürlich beim Schopf gepackt, um das DYLAN Projekt und seine Forschungsziele vorzustellen.

International Conference: Mediating Multilingualism: Meanings and Modalities, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 2-5, 2008

The conference Mediating Multilingualism, organized at the University of Jyväskylä as the 26th Summer School of Applied Language Studies, approaches mediation and multilingualism from the double perspectiveof the meaings and the modalities. In its focus are the different ways and means for mediating multilingualism, as well as multilingualism as a mediational system.
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