“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Third Newsletter now available

We would like to announce that our third newsletter is now available. It can downloaded directly from the newsletter page of the DYLAN website. And the dilemma of your seaside reading has been solved!

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.

Forscher im Bereich Germanistik an der Universität Bozen gesucht

Diese Woche ist in der deutschen Wochenzeitung "Die Zeit" eine Stelle der Universität Bozen ausgeschrieben, mit der das Bozener DYLAN Team als Verstärkung für das Kompetenzzentrum Sprachen eine/n Forscher/in im Bereich Germanistik sucht.

Je nach Curriculum ist die Einstellung als doc oder post-doc möglich.

Einsendeschluss für Bewerbungen ist der 31. Mai 2010. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Webseite der Universität Bozen.

Darwin year 2009: Language and evolution

The DYLAN coordinator, Prof. Anne-Claude Berthoud, participates to "Oh my god!", a Lausanne based exhibition commemorating the Darwin Year 2009, with the film "Le language et l'évolution" by David Monti.

The exhibition at Palais Rumine in Lausanne will be open until Sep 2010, for more information please refer to the exhibition website. Prof. Berthoud's film may also be downloaded here.

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: 



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.

For further information you can contact M. Krzyzanowski by clicking here.  

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.

DYLAN: a growing and healthy project

At the end of March, the European Commission has delivered its second review of the Project, and the results of the external reviewers are quite satisfying: DYLAN has been evaluated as "Good to Excellent Project", "carefully worked out, ambitious and innovative", and many positive facets have been stressed by the reviewers. 

It was appreciated that "teams were working continuously on development of research questions and methodological frameworks, and yet despite all this, they also successfully produced first results". Further DYLAN's intense activities in dissemination, its collaboration with related projects and external universities as well as networking with "European institutions and prominent actors at the European Commission" through the Advisory Board were highlighted. The reviewers consider the "overall plan ... convincing, and efficiently managed by the Project Coordinator and the management team."

Languages In a Network of European Excellence

LINEE, the European linguistic Network of Excellence has published his third periodic newsletter, which is downloadable directly at the LINEE website.
DYLAN and LINEE, two main actors in European research on multilingulism, collaborate closely in the preparation of joint recommendations to the European Commission in terms of both future research and policies. Moreover, PhD student exchanges take place between the two projects. 

Abstracts of the Working Papers

new feature is now available on the DYLAN website, presenting the first project findings. In this new area you can find the abstracts of the project's second series of Working Papers, delivered to the European Commission in June 2008.

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.

Second conference of the consortium

The second conference of the consortium is scheduled for 21 and 22 May 2007 in Basel.

Official launch of the DYLAN web site

The first version of the DYLAN web site was released to the public today. The web site will be the best place to stay up to date with the latest news from the project

Kick-off meeting of the DYLAN project

The Kick-off meeting of the DYLAN project was held in Lausanne on 30 and 31 October
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