[An-lang] Call for Abstracts, ANU Flagship: Symposium on multilingualism

Wayan Arka wayan.arka at anu.edu.au
Sun May 16 13:04:58 UTC 2021

A symposium on
“Multiculturalism, multilingualism and culture-language education in Asia and the Pacific”
Date: 18, 19, and 25 November 2021

Call for abstracts:
We invite abstracts for the symposium on multiculturalism and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific”, part of the “Intercultural dimensions in language education” Flagship at the Australian National University.

This online symposium is to bring together professionals and academics to discuss the complex dynamics of multicultural/multilingual regions and countries in Asia and the Pacific. Issues of multiculturalism/multilingualism have been of long-standing theoretical and empirical interest across different disciplines. We are interested in the socio-cultural-historical-political-economic-educational dimensions and challenges that they pose in the modern context in Asia and the Pacific, which straddle across intertwined themes such inter-ethnic relations, peace and harmony, indigenous minority rights, culture-language interrelation, culture-language maintenance, language and education policy, and local/regional ethnolinguistic economic vitality. We invite abstracts that examine issues in these topics from disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives. We welcome case studies or comparative studies focusing on specific regions or countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be 500 words max.

  *   Abstract submission: Please submit your abstract in .pdf format to <languages.flagship at gmail.com<mailto:languages.flagship at gmail.com>>, with “Multiculturalism and multilingualism symposium” as your email subject. Information about the title of your abstract and the author(s) must be included in the body text of your email
  *   Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Saturday, 31 July 2021
  *   Notification of acceptance: Friday, 20 August 2021
  *   Symposium: 18, 19, and 25 November 2021
  *   CHL Flagship shared sessions, Roundtable:  26 November 2021

Invited speakers

  *   Professor Miriam Meyerhoff (Oxford University) [on multilingualism in NZ] https://www.asc.ox.ac.uk/person/professor-miriam-meyerhoff.
  *   Dr Fiona Willans (The University of the South Pacific) [on multilingualism in the Pacific] https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=527&tx_wecstaffdirectory_pi1[curstaff]=1117&cHash=0085568f78b99a2b1b7d83640ad3046b<https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=527&tx_wecstaffdirectory_pi1%5bcurstaff%5d=1117&cHash=0085568f78b99a2b1b7d83640ad3046b>.
  *   Prof Anthony Liddicoat (University of Warwick)[on multilingual education or language education policy in East and Southeast Asia] https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/people/liddicoat/
  *   Dr. Ruth Singer: [on the sociolinguistics of multilingual Indigenous Australian communities] https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/2621-ruth-singer.
  *   Professor Yongyan Zheng [on multilingualism and language policy in China] https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yongyan-Zheng.

  *   Mainly online (possibly with some hybrid face-to-face participation).

Further contacts

  *   If you have any queries, please contact us: Wayan Arka (wayan.arka at anu.edu.au<mailto:wayan.arka at anu.edu.au>), Duck-Young Lee (Duck.Lee at anu.edu.au<mailto:Duck.Lee at anu.edu.au>), Carmel O'Shannessy (Carmel.O'Shannessy at anu.edu.au<mailto:Shannessy at anu.edu.au>), and Yanyin Zang (yanyin.zhang at anu.edu.au<mailto:yanyin.zhang at anu.edu.au>).

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