“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Ruth Wodak president of the SLE

Nous avons le plaisir et l'honneur d'annoncer que notre collègue Ruth Wodak a été élue présidente de la " Societas Linguistica Europea" (SLE), depuis 2010, la plus importante société de linguistique d'Europe (pour plus d'informations sur la SLE, cliquez ici.

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.

New book by Alexandre Duchêne

We are glad to announce you a new publication made by DYLAN Associated Member Alexandre Duchêne: "Ideologies across nations - the construction of linguistic minorities at the United Nations". TO have a complete overview of this book, download the attached PDF document.

Conférence "Les enjeux du plurilinguisme pour la construction et la circulation des savoirs"

On a le plaisir de vous annoncer que l'Académie Suisse des Sciences Humaines et Sociales va organiser une conférence sur le thème: "Les enjeux du plurilinguisme pour la construction et la circulation des savoirs", qui aura lieu les 12 et 13 novembre au Centre Paul Klee à Berne.

Cette conférence est en prise directe sur l'un des axes thématiques privilégiés de DYLAN, concernant plus particulièrement l'atout du plurilinguisme pour l'enseignement supérieur et la recherche, et elle fait place à de nombreuses interventions de chercheurs "dylaniens".

Vous pouvez trouver plus d'information en lisant le fichier ci-joint.

LINEE Newsletter - Multilingualism and education

The LINEE network of excellence has recently published again a periodic newsletter. It may be downloaded directly from the LINEE website, by clicking here.

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.

Symposium International sur le Multilinguisme dans le Cyberspace Cyberespace

Linguamón – Maison des langues et Maaya, le réseau mondial pour la diversité linguistique, annoncent la célébration à Barcelone du Symposium international sur le multilinguisme dans le cyberespace : les sociétés de la connaissance peuvent-elles se permettre de ne pas être multilingues ? Ces journées sont construites autour d’un objectif : engager un débat sur les enjeux et les défis du cyberespace dans son rapport avec les langues.

Vous pouvez trouver plus d'information sur le site de Maaya.

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.

New Book: The European Public Sphere and the Media - Europe in Crisis

 This book - edited by Anna Triandafyllidou, Ruth Wodak, and Michał Krzyżanowski - contributes to the theoretical and policy debates on the existence and development of a European public sphere. It presents a critical discussion of the links between media, history and politics in Europe by looking at the re-organization of ideological and political determinants (such as Left-Right or East-West) and debating the existence of a European editorial culture. The volume also examines how international crises have been debated in national media in Europe throughout the post war period. It looks empirically at the national media coverage of eight crisis events: the 1956 revolution in Budapest, the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the May 1968 youth revolt in Paris, the events of August 1968 in Prague, the declaration of a state of war in Poland in 1981, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the outbreak of the Second Gulf War in 2003 and the Mohammed cartoons crisis in 2006.

Crisis and the Language Industry: 34th IALB - ASTTI Conference

La crise financière apparue au deuxième semeste 2008 a entraîné une crise économique mondiale qui a affecté à la fois la production et les services. La conférence tentera de mettre en lumière l'impact de cette crise sur les industries de la langue, en particulier sur la traduction et ses disciplines annexes telles que l'apprentissage des langues, la terminologie, les resources linguistiques et la manière dont les professionnels des langues font face à cette crise.

La conférence est organisée conjointement par l'Association internationale Langue et économie (AILE) et l'Association suisse des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes (ASTTI), sous les auspices de FIT Europe.

Plus d'informations sur le site de la conférence.
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