[lg policy] Calls: 4th International Seminar on Language and Migration

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Fri Sep 4 20:26:28 UTC 2009

Date: 03-Sep-2009
From: Alexandre Duchene <ducheneaedufr.ch>
4th International Seminar on Language and Migration

Full Title: 4th International Seminar on Language and Migration
Short Title: AILA ReN

Date: 28-Jan-2010 - 29-Jan-2010
Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Contact Person: Alexandre Duchêne
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.institut-plurilinguisme.ch/en/AILA-Seminar

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Language, Migration and Labour
4th International Seminar Series
AILA Research Network on Language and Migration

Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg and HEP Fribourg,

The fourth AILA Language and Migration Research Network Seminar
focuses on the relationship between language, migration flows and
labour processes. Our major concern is to explore the complex
relationship between the economic and cultural capital of migrants and
its use or exploitation by power institutions in a globalized labour
market. We will focus on the role of language in access, selection,
social mobility and gate-keeping processes. The seminar will address
some of the following key issues:

A) The way language operates as a means of social selection in the
workplace for migrants (ie. the role of language skills in recruitment
processes or job performance, with attendant issues of measurement and
B) Language teaching for migrants and acquisition of language
proficiencies on the workfloor (including literacy issues);
C) The capitalization by employers of migrant language skills in the
management of multilingualism (through commodification of language and
identity and/or the (non)-recognition of crucial multilingual
D) The role of language in the regulation of labour market related
migration trajectories.

Plenary Speakers:

- Beatriz P. Lorente, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Ingrid Piller, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
- Cécile Vigouroux, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Inscription fees: 150 CHF
Please fill in the inscription form available on our website:
Deadline: 27 November, 2009

Host Institution:

Institute of Multilingualism
University and HEP Fribourg
Rue de Morat 24
1700 Fribourg
Tel +41 26 305 61 73


Prof. Alexandre Duchêne (alexandre.ducheneunifr.ch)

General Information:

General information regarding hotel, program and inscription will be
regularly posted on our website: www.institut-plurilinguisme.ch

For information on the AILA Research Network on Language and
Migration, please consult the following website:


Call for Papers:

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2009

Please submit by e-mail a 300-word abstract of your paper or poster
proposal. Include your name, affiliation, address, phone and e-mail at
the end of your abstract. The abstract should include enough detail to
allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the proposal. Please
mention whether you would like to present a paper or a poster.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Oral papers will be
allotted 30 minutes, allowing 20 minutes for presentation and 10
minutes for questions. An extra poster session will be organized.

In order to insure discussion between the participants, no parallel
sessions will be organized. As a consequence the number of accepted
oral papers will be limited.

Abstract submissions should be sent to Liselotte Lutz: lutzledufr.ch


The submission deadline for proposals for papers is October 1st, 2009.

Acknowledgement of receipt of the abstract will be sent by e-mail as
soon as possible after receipt. You will receive notification of
acceptance no later than November 1st, 2009.


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