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Message1: Economics of Language Policy
From:Michele Gazzola michele at michelegazzola.com
LINGUIST List issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-4873.html 

Full Title: Economics of Language Policy 

Date: 26-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Location: Venice, Italy 
Contact Person: CESifo Office
Meeting Email: office at cesifo.de
Web Site: http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/mgnl/Conferences/_confDetailMGNL%3fpConfId=2929 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2013 

Meeting Description:

The intention of the workshop is to bring together economists with sociolinguists, political scientists and sociologists, as well as scientists from other disciplines without removing the focus of the workshop from economics. The aim of the conference is a scientific exchange on language-policy issues from different methodological perspectives, furthering the development of the field of economics and language and strengthening its theoretical and empirical connections to research on language policy and language planning based in other disciplines. 

Organisers: Bengt-Arne Wickstr�m and Michele Gazzola, Humboldt-Universit�t zu Berlin
Keynote Speakers:
Victor Ginsburgh, Universit� Libre de Bruxelles
Fran�ois Grin, Universit� de Gen�ve
Stephen May, University of Auckland 

Call for Papers:

Papers from economists and researches from other disciplines working on issues of language policy are solicited. The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible specific themes of individual contributions:

- Languages and economic efficiency (e.g. languages in the labor market, language as a public good, linguistic diversity and trade, languages and firms)
- Language dynamics and network-externality properties
- Language and ethnic and social identity
- Language and economic and social power
- Evaluation of the costs and distributive consequences of alternative language policies
- Normative evaluation of official-language policies
- Techniques to evaluate the material and symbolic value of languages (e.g. tools adapted from environmental economics)

The deadline for the submission of the preliminary version of papers is the 5 April 2013. Authors of papers that are accepted for presentation at the workshop will be notified by the end of April. The submission of preliminary papers is accepted. The final versions of accepted papers, however, have to be available by 28 June 2013 for dissemination to conference participants and discussants and inclusion into conference materials. A selection of the conference papers will be published in a Conference Volume by MIT Press.

Further information on submission guidelines can be found on our website.

CESifo will provide accommodation and will reimburse economy travel costs for all participants with accepted papers.

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