[lg policy] Prague: Training Institute in Multilingualism Research

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 10 21:11:35 UTC 2011

Training Institute in Multilingualism Research

Date: 18-Jun-2012 - 22-Jun-2012
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact: Oliver Engelhardt
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://linee.info/linee/events/training-institutes.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics;

Meeting Description:

Following the success of LINEE Training Institutes in Brussels (2007),
Bolzano (2008) and Prague (2009, 2010 and 2011), doctoral students
researching various aspects of multilingualism in Europe will once
again meet for the exchange of ideas and training. They will be
provided with the opportunity for interaction with renowned resource
persons, both local and from abroad, in a number of different settings
(lecture and seminar settings, poster sessions, informal encounters,
meals). Prague, a city known in particular for its aesthetic value,
has been a symbol of intellectual and cultural engagement and language
studies for years. Since 1989, it has been gradually developing into a
site of emerging multilingualism, the experience of which participants
in the Training Institute are invited to share.

Thematic Areas:

- Language, Culture and Identity
- Language Policy and Planning
- Multilingualism and Education
- Language and Economy

Resource Persons:

- Galina Bolden, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
- Rita Franceschini, Freie Universitaet Bozen / Libera Universita di
Bolzano, Italy
- Patrick Studer, Zuercher Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften,
Zuerich, Switzerland
- Iwar Werlen, Universitaet Bern, Switzerland

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with local experts
in the areas of multilingualism in the Czech Republic.


Qualified applicants will be students working on a Ph.D. degree. All
participants are expected to present a poster. The subject of the
posters may be the participant's doctoral research or other projects
in which the participant is involved. Acceptable topics are those
which relate to the four thematic areas. To apply, please send
abstracts of approximately 250 words to Oliver Engelhardt at
traininglinee.info by April 30, 2012.


There is no fee for participation. Participants cover their own
travel, accommodation and meal costs.


The Training Institute will take place at the Faculty of Arts, Charles
University, located in the historical heart of Prague. From the
faculty, there are exquisite views of the Prague Castle and Vltava
River. Participants will have access to the internet and the faculty
library. In the vicinity of the faculty, there are a number of
restaurants where the participants can have lunches and dinners.


Participants are free to arrange their accommodation, choosing from a
broad range of options, either in the historical center of Prague, or
in its surroundings. There will also be the option of ordering
university-affiliated accommodation.


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