“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Research Task 2.3 at the European Commission

On June 15th, 2009, Dr. Michal Krzyzanowski (Lancaster University and DYLAN WP-2 and WP-5) presented preliminary results of Lancaster's research in Workpackage 2 "EU Institutions" at the European Commission, Brussels. He was invited to deliver his presentation by the Head of Unit 'Multilingualism and Translation Studies' of the European Commission's Directorate General for Translation (DGT). The Unit, which conducts and implements results of studies on multilingualism in the European Union and its institutions, is located within DGT's Directorate responsible for Translation Strategy and Multilingualism.  

Further to demonstrating results of the earlier work in DYLAN's Workpackage 2 (incl. media and policy-analysis), the presentation highlighted preliminary findings of extensive fieldwork at the EU institutions undertaken by Lancaster University researchers throughout 2009. The aim of this fieldwork is to gain inside and in-depth knowledge about dynamics of multilingual communication in the post-Enlargement EU institutions. The fieldwork studies how the key EU institutions practice multilingualism on a daily basis (e.g. within regular meetings at different hierarchical levels) as well as construct its image in relevant, internal and external language policies and regulations.

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