Upcoming Seminar - Language and Migration

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
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Advance Notice of Upcoming Seminar - Language and
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*PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES ON LANGUAGE AND
MIGRATION*

This Autumn the AILA Research Network on Language and Migration will launch
an international seminar series on the theme of:

"Migration and Diaspora-related Multilingualism: Sites, Domains,
Encounters".

The objectives of the seminar series are:

1.to bring together scholars in applied linguistics and related disciplines
to explore new theoretical and methodological perspectives on language and
space, in relation to migration and diasporic language practices;
2. to articulate an agenda for applied linguistic research in multilingual
settings, sensitive to the material and cultural flows and landscapes
characteristic of globalization.
3.to engage key providers and policy-makers in these debates.

The first seminar in the series will be held in the Centre for Social
Studies, University of Coimbra

DATE: 19th-20th September 2007

TITLE: Migration, polycentric identities, language(s) and power

This seminar launches the discussion by exploring interdisciplinary links
between language studies and social sciences in terms of theory, methodology
and practice. How can sociological, political and critical perspectives
coming from the South offer novel ways of understanding the complexity of
language use in migrant and other hybrid situations.

Issues to be discussed in this seminar may include:

- Polycentricity and scales;
- Rival globalisations and alternative epistemologies resisting dominant
narratives by researching perspectives from "the ground";
- Conflicting political and ideological constructions of language, of
languages, of multilingualism, multilingual distribution and multilingual
space;
- Methodological issues in using social linguistics and critical and
linguistic ethnography to research in hybrid, intercultural and migrant
contexts and
- Ways in which these affect practices, political actions and political
agendas of language researchers.

INVITED PLENARIES:

Kanavillil Rajagopalan [ University of Campinas, Brazil]
Jan Blommaert [Institute of Education, University of London]

José Manuel Pureza [CES, Coimbra] Graça Capinha [CES, Coimbra]

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

A call for abstracts will be sent out shortly.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mike Baynham (Mike.Baynham[@]education.leeds.ac.uk)

Stef Slembrouck (Stef.Slembrouck[@]ugent.be)

Clara Keating [Coimbra Local Organizer] (kleating[@]gmail.com)

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