23.132, Confs: English, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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LINGUIST List: Vol-23-132. Sat Jan 07 2012. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.

Subject: 23.132, Confs: English, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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Date: 06-Jan-2012
From: Gerhard Leitner [gerhard.leitner at fu-berlin.de]
Subject: English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence

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Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 08:18:42
From: Gerhard Leitner [gerhard.leitner at fu-berlin.de]
Subject: English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence

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English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence 
Short Title: Eng-in-Asia 

Date: 09-May-2012 - 12-May-2012 
Location: Berlin, Germany 
Contact: Gerhard Leitner 
Contact Email: english-asia-conf at anglistik.fu-berlin.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/v/english_in_asia/index.html 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Other Specialty: Language Habitats, Multilingual Regions 

Meeting Description: 

The future of English as a world language has much to do with its status and use in Asia. The largest number of users of English comes from Asia and seems to be growing. English is deeply embedded in Asia's multilingual languages habitats and functions as a (first or second) official language, a foreign language or a lingua franca. It is an icon of social transformation processes in multilingual nations and regions. As nation-building, globalization, and large regional bodies are making significant demands on modernizing traditional societies, communication and English gain a central role in mediating change. Particular demands are made of the institutions in education including professional formation. Addressing these themes, this conference will highlight inter- and multidisciplinary research of language disciplines, of history, and politics and encourage a deeper cooperation between researchers and academic institutions in Asia and Europe. It will raise issues of special concern to Germany and Europe to develop an Asia competence from a language and communicational perspective. 

To follow

Invited Speakers:

- Kirkpatrick, Andrew, Prof. Dr., Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
- Azirah Hashim, Prof. Dr., University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Gu Yueguo, Prof. Dr., Dr. h.c., University of Foreign Languages, Beijing, China 
- Tariq Rahman, Prof. Dr., Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Pramod Pandey, Prof. Dr., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 
- Ee-Ling Low, Associate Prof. Dr., National Institute of Education, Singapore
- Schneider, Edgar, Prof. Dr., Universität Regensburg, Germany  
- Mair, Christian, Prof. Dr., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br. 
- Hüning, Matthias, Prof. Dr., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Reich, Ulrich, Prof. Dr., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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