[lg policy] Oslo: Workshop on Language Policy and Multilingualism

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 7 15:05:01 UTC 2012

Workshop on Language Policy and Multilingualism
Publié 06/06/2012

Some of the world's leading researchers in the field of language
policy and multilingualism will meet in Oslo in August 2012.
Language Policy has been a central field within sociolinguistics ever
since Einar Haugen did his ground-breaking research on language
contact in the Norwegian community in America in the early 1950s.
Studies in this field used to focus on corpus planning (linguistic
infrastructure) and status planning (the use and status of language).
Under the influence of structuralism researchers saw language as an
object which could be codified and standardised.

The field tended to be descriptive, but we are now witnessing an
increasing focus on systems of power, identity, and discussions of
whether standardisation transfers nation state ideologies to minority
languages. During the last decade migration and decolonialisation have
contributed to a growing interest in multulingualism. The seminar will
address these topics and also aim at identifying some central future
topics for research in the field of language policy and

Programme outline

A detailed programme will be published on this site. Research seminar
for invited participants

Sunday August 19, 11:00-17:00

The Norwegian researchers present project outlines/ideas for research
projects to be discussed at seminar. Please send draft/summary to
Beate Trandem (beatet at ilos.uio.no) by August 1. Norwegian

University of Oslo: Elizabeth Lanza, Anne Golden, Bente Ailin
Svendsen, Unn Røyneland, Pia Lane and Ingjerd Hoëm. University of
Tromsø: Tove Bull, Anna-Riitta Lindgren, Hilde Sollid and Mari

Dinner in the evening (7 pm).

Day of open lectures

Monday August 20, 9:00-17:30

Registration is required, please write to Beate Trandem within August
16. Limited number of places.

Venue: Niels Treschow's building, 12th floor, seminar room 1224.
Street address: Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, Blindern. Metro stop:
Forskningsparken. Tram stop: Universitetet Blindern.

Alexandra Jaffe. Professor, Department of Linguistics at California
State University, Long Beach.
Francis Hult. Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics,
University of Texas at San Antonio.
Thomas Ricento. Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
Natalie Schilling-Estes. Associate Professor, Department of
Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Kendall King.
Associate Professor, Second Languages and Cultures Program, Department
of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human
Development, University of Minnesota. Elana Shohamy. Professor, School
of Education, Tel Aviv University.
will give lectures related to the theme of the seminar.
After the seminar there will be tapas for all the participants.

Organisers: Pia Lane, Elizabeth Lanza and Anne Golden.

The workshop has received funding from NFR BILAT, NFR FRIHUM and Kultrans.

Time and place: Aug 19, 2012 11:00 AM - Aug 20, 2012 07:00 PM, Blindern

-- http://www.uio.no/forskning/tverrfak/kultrans/aktuelt/arrangementer/2012/mobilitet/language.html


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