Webinar: Where languages collide: How multilingual literacies make social media real

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Tue Jun 7 07:50:32 UTC 2011

Via AILA Research Network on Language Policy

Dear Colleague,
the European network "language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues" organises its next webinar

Where languages collide: How multilingual literacies make social media real

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 16h to 17h CET (Paris, Brussels) time (GMT+1).

Invited speakers are:
Claire Kramsch, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Pilar Lacasa, Professor, University Alcalá, Spain

Moderator: Gudrun Ziegler, Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg
Media and more specifically social media exist in and through multiple languages - in keyboarding, texting, dubbing, subtitling, translating, gaming and in many other ways of media interaction. Multilingualism is key when participating in (social) media. Media literacy is build from various languages and contexts of language use.

How do social media rely on multiple languages ?
Is there media literacy without multilingualism ?
How do users bridge languages and contents in multiuser contexts ?
How does media literacy construct language identities ?
Register now for free: webinar.luxembourg at gmail.com
Poster available for download here

A post-webinar forum discussion will be open just after the webinar here It will be moderated by the three experts.

We look forward to meeting you at the webinar and the forum!

In the framework of the EU-funded network "language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues"
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Supported by the European Commission (LLP programme, KA2 Languages)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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