[lg policy] Fwd: CALL FOR PAPERS: International Sociology Association Congress 2014 Yokohama, Japan 13-19 July

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 11 15:28:03 UTC 2013

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Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Sociology Association Congress 2014
Yokohama, Japan 13-19 July

CAL Language Policy Research Network

Within the International Sociology Association Congress to be celebrated
inYokohama, Japan on July 13-19, 2014 we are inviting papers to participate
on the session:****

*Markets, Power and Language*****

*Session Organizer*
Laura GARCIA LANDA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico,
garlanster at gmail.com

Session in English

Globalization has intensified both the internationalization of workplaces
and increasing demands for information. The increasing importance of
information and information technologies has meant that language has a
central role in economy, while increasing internationalization makes the
management of linguistic diversity a top priority. All of this takes place
within the context of dramatic changes in immigration policies and labor
organization. An increasing number of agents, such US multinational
companies and transnational political elites (i.e. European Commission),
are contributing to new language policies aimed at language hegemonies
within specific markets or specific social contexts.

The widespread use of English in specific markets (science, business,
technologies) can be understood as a part of this new hegemony, which
serves the particular interests of dominant groups on global scale. The
presence of new actors and their language policies require that we revisit
Bourdieu’s assumptions regarding the presence of a State-based unified
marketplace for language. At the same time, this new context also directs
us consider Bourdieu`s approach to the ways that people who are ‘legitimate
language’ agents can exercise their social competence, their social power,
and can impose their authority.

Depending on the market and the relations of power, the same discourse may
produce different effects (profit/price) depending on the degree of
legitimacy that the speaker has on the market. From the perspective of
linguistic diversity, in a context of extended diglossia, language learning
and language choice becomes crucial to have success in a context of
competence for resources. In this session we seek papers that explore the
relationships among language diversity and workplace practices in both
public and private organizations.****

*Deadline Submission September, 30th*****

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To register please click on the following link:****

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Then click on the Language and Society Research Committee:****

RC25 Language and Society****

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Finally click on the Markets, Power an Language Session****

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If you want to browse the web site for more information, please click on****


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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