DYLAN

“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

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. 

Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis 2nd Edition

Ruth Wodak's Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis provides a concise, comprehensible and thoroughly up-to-date introduction to CDA, appropriate for both novice and experienced researchers.

This new edition has been updated throughout, with a new introduction contextualizing the development of the CDA approach, and two entirely new chapters on the 'social actor approach' to CDA and the use of quantitative corpus linguistic methods. The editors have brought together contributions from leading experts in the field, who each introduce their own approaches to CDA. Examples are included throughout, demonstrating the value of the method in analyzing a variety of genres of written material on a whole range of topics, including global warming, leadership in management, and globalization.

This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in linguistics, sociology and psychology interested in interdisciplinary approaches to coping with topical social problems.

Colloque "Le français dans l'enseignement universitaire et la recherche scientifique"

En  Suisse,  on  remarque  que,  depuis  quelques  années,  certains  milieux  scientifiques  et académiques  incitent  fréquemment  à  l’usage  de  l’anglais  au  détriment  des  langues nationales  (projets  FNS  à  rédiger  en  anglais,  cours  donnés  exclusivement  en  anglais  dans 
certaines universités ou hautes écoles, titres de diplômes en anglais, etc.). Le  but  de  ce  colloque  est  de  questionner  ces  pratiques  sous  l’angle  des  incidences  qu’elles  pourraient  avoir  à  long  terme  dans  la  recherche  et  l’enseignement,  ou plus généralement sur l’usage et la diversité des langues en Suisse et dans le monde.

Pour avoir plus d'informations, veuillez télécharger le programme ci-joint.

A user-friendly guide for the use of Slovene language in EU institutions, by the University of Ljubljana.

We would like to announce a recent publication made by the Slovene partners of DYLAN. University of Ljubljana scholars Marko Stabej, Mojca Stritar and Jordi Magrinya are three of the 5 authors of this user-friendly guide for the use of Slovene language in EU institutions which was written at the request of Slovene authorities. The short manual, partly based on DYLAN findings, is aimed at Slovene civil servants working in the Council and Parliament. It incorporates both the governmental experience in EU procedures and the results of its analysis carried out by the Ljubljana team, conducted within the DYLAN project. 

Short news in Slovene about the publication can be found here: 
http://www.svez.gov.si/si/splosno/cns/novica/article/391/2047/12f7a730cc/

The publication can be downloaded here: 
http://www.svez.gov.si/fileadmin/svez.gov.si/pageuploads/docs/jezikovna_vprasanja/Slovenscina_v_institucijah_EU.pdf

"The Discourse of Politics in Action" by Ruth Wodak

We are happy to announce a new publication by Workpackage 2 Manager Ruth Wodak. The University of Lancaster scholar presents a book entitled "The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual". Here you can find more information.

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.

DYLAN CM5 on the UAB Website

DYLAN made the news at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB): The DYLAN project, its consortium meeting in Barcelona and the public session with the participation of city representatives is proudly presented on the university web site:

http://www.uab.cat/servlet/Satellite/NOTICIES/Detall-d-una-noticia/La-UAB-participa-en-la-iniciativa-linguistica-europea-DYLAN--1090226434100.html?noticiaid=1232609142104"

New Publication by Michal Krzyzanowski

A new book entitled “Discourse and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe”, co-edited by Aleksandra Galasinska (University of Wolverhampton, UK) and Michal Krzyzanowski (Lancaster University and DYLAN WP2 and WP5), has just been published. The  volume explores the discursive construction of post-1989 social change in Central and Eastern Europe. Encompassing a set of national case studies on countries such as Czech Republic, former East-Germany, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia or other Balkan states, the volume explores processes of post-communist transformation from the point of view of accelerating and unique dynamics of linguistic and discursive practices. Providing in-depth, systematic analysis of discourse in different situations, contributions to the volume analyse diverse forms of social, political, cultural, economic or institutional transformation in post-communist contexts. The analysis points to several differences and similarities between ways in which discourse influences the unprecedented social change across Central and Eastern Europe. Further information available from Palgrave Macmillan (link: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=278712).  

New Publication by Michal Krzyzanowski and Ruth Wodak

DYLAN Researchers Michal Krzyzanowski and Ruth Wodak (both Lancaster University and WP5 and WP2 Managers) have published a new book entitled “The Politics of Exclusion: Debating Migration in Austria”. This important book aims to provide understanding of the many socio-political and historical processes involved in expressions of institutional and individual racism—processes which are not necessarily evident from more overt or traditional expressions of racism. This is an innovative look at the political study of language and discourse as well as new instances of race, ethnicity, and class in present-day Europe. Further information available from Transaction Publishers: http://www.transactionpub.com/cgi-bin/transactionpublishers.storefront/4964d8620020c36cea6ec0a80aa50735/Product/View/1&2D4128&2D0836&2D7

DYLAN at the ELC

Le projet DYLAN a fait l’objet d’une présentation dans le cadre du Forum organisé par le Conseil Européen pour les Langues, qui s’est tenu à Bruxelles le 5 décembre dernier, sous le titre “Intégration, expansion et globalisation - un nouveau défi pour l’Europe”.
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