“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

CALL FOR PAPERS – 40th GAL 2010, workshop on Intercultural communication and multilingual discourse

The 40th conference of the German Applied Linguistics association (Dt. Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik) will take place in Leipzig, D on 15-17 Sep 2010.

The theme of section 9 on Intercultural communication and multilingual discourse concerns the analysis of intercultural communication and multilingual discourse. The main focus of this workshop is on presentations of empirical research results, theoretical as well as methodological inquiries into intercultural communication along with multilingual discourse and aspects dealing with its practical use.

More information and registration.

Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, symposium July 2010, Vienna

The international symposium "Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" is dedicated to the discussion of the multiple interdisciplinary dimensions of ‘migrations’, both from the viewpoints of the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as from the manifold perspectives of the Natural Sciences.

It will take place on 1-3 July 2010 at the University of Vienna.

More information and registration.

MA in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University

Lancaster University announces that places are still available for 2010 enrolment in the new, campus-based MA in Discourse Studies, which has developed out of the successful MA in Language Studies.

This new programme builds on Lancaster’s internationally recognised strengths in the field of discourse studies. Within this field Lancaster is best-known for its distinctive approaches to pragmatics, stylistics, and critical discourse analysis, due to the teaching involvement of Ruth Wodak, Greg Myers, Elena Semino and Veronika Koller. The degree is specifically designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies which draws on both linguistic and social theory.

The scheme will help you to realise your potential, whether you are studying for personal development, further academic study, or employment in a broad range of areas, including teaching in the UK and abroad, research, publishing and the media. The programme begins in early October and the application deadline is 30 June 2010.

For further information, please visit the university site or contact the programme secretary, Marjorie Wood.

New societal challenges for the European Union

The European Commission published recently a booklet on new societal challenges for the European Union and how to address them through research in the social sciences and humanities.

The booklet can be downloaded on the cordis web site.

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.

CercleS: 11th International conference

The 11th International conference of "CercleS" will take place in Helsinki, on 2-4 September 2010.

The call for papers as well as further information is available at the conference website.

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.

Call for papers: Expert Seminar on the “Added Value of Multilingualism and Multilingual Education”

An expert Seminar on the “Added Value of Multilingualism and Multilingual Education”Call for Papers will take place on 3 – 4 June 2010, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Fryslân, The Netherlands.

The seminar will be organised by the Mercator Research Centre and the Basque Government. The project “Added value of multilingualism and multilingual education” will be the central focus of the seminar. This multi-annual project is carried out by the Mercator Research Centre in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country. It is a comparative study of the Basque Autonomous Community and the province of Fryslân. It aims at:

1) analyzing bilingualism and multilingualism as a resource for the individual and society
2) analyzing bilingualism and multilingualism as a resource at school

Abstracts should be send to mhanenburg@fryske-akademy.nl by Monday 1st March 2010.

More information can be found on the event website.

Contribution by Rita Franceschini in "The Exploration of Multilingualism"

We would like to congratulate Professor Rita Franceschini of Libera Università di Bolzano / Freie Universität Bozen on contributing a chapter on "The genesis and development of research in multilingualism" to the book "The Exploration of Multilingualism", edited by Larissa Aronin (University of Haifa) and Britta Hufeisen (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet). The chapter draws on the work of the European Commission's High Level Group on Multilingualism, of which Professor Franceschini was a member.

4th AILA Seminar on Language and Migration

The 4th International Seminar Series "Language and Migration" will take place in Fribourg (Switzerland) on the 28-29 January 2010. More information regarding conference, accommodation and travel arrangements are available on this website.
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