[lg policy] Fw: 11th Language and Development Conference

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Tue Jul 7 10:34:31 UTC 2015

Fyi. (Deadline for submission of abstracts was extended to July 12.)

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From: Roy, Ruma (British Council)
To: IN CCU1 LDC 2015 (British Council)
Subject: 11th Language and Development Conference
Sent: Jul 7, 2015 5:50 AM

11th Language and Development Conference

The deadline for submission for abstracts for the 11 Language and Development Conference is Sunday 12 July. The conference has already received nearly 60 abstracts from 27 countries from 6 continents.

The Language and Development Conference comes to India for the first time and the British Council will host the 11th edition in New Delhi from 18-20 November 2015. The conference will provide a platform for policy makers, researchers and professionals working in the areas of development and language to explore a range of issues around Multilingualism and Development, the main theme of the conference.
The subthemes of the conference are:
·         Multilingualism and the metropolis
·         Language, technology and multi-literacies
·         Multilingualism, marginalisation and empowerment
Some of the confirmed speakers are:
·         Ajit Mohanty, Professor and ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) National Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and Founder Director of the National Multilingual Research Centre. His publications include Multilingual Education for Social Justice and Psychology of Poverty and Disadvantage.
·         Birgit Brock-Utne, Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has been a Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam and a Visiting Professor at several universities in the US, New Zealand, Japan, Austria and Spain. Her publications include Educating for Peace: A Feminist Perspective, Whose Education for All? and Optimising Learning and Education in Africa.
·         James Simpson, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK. His areas of research are language learning and migration. He is the co-author of ESOL: A Critical Guide, editor of The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics and co-editor of Adult Language Education and Migration.
·         Osama Manzar, social entrepreneur, author, speaker, editor, columnist and new media specialist. He spearheads the mission to bridge the information barrier between India’s rural sector and the so-called developed society, through the Digital Empowerment Foundation, Delhi, which he founded and of which he is Director.
·         Rukmini Banerji,  the CEO of Pratham. She has been with the organisation for 18 years. Since 2005, Rukmini has also been involved in the design and implementation of ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) – the largest annual study ever done by Indian citizens to monitor the status of elementary education in the country
·         Srikant Sarangi, Professor in Humanities and Medicine in Aalborg University, Denmark, and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine. His areas of research interest are institutional/professional discourse studies and applied linguistics. I am author and editor of twelve books and editor of three journals.’
Background to the Language and Development Conference
The Language and Development Conferences are held once every two years and brings together professionals interested in the role languages play in development and in developing countries.  The conference addresses issues of world, national, second and minority languages in relation to economic, social and cultural development, language policy and pedagogy.
Details of conference trustees, past conference proceedings publications, sponsors and organisers are available through the Language and Development conference website: www.langdevconferences.org.
Email: LDC2015 at in.britishcouncil.org
Twitter: #LangDev2015
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