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Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
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 CALL FOR PAPERS - Symposium “Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language
Policy”





CAL Language Policy Research Network
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CALL FOR PAPERS - Symposium “Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language
Policy”

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics Berlin,
Germany, 2-3 March 2015



The range of problems raised by diversity of languages in international
economic and political integration processes calls upon innovative,
efficient and fair language policies to manage multilingualism. Language
policies are increasingly acknowledged as being a necessary component of
many decisions taken in the areas of labour mobility, access to knowledge
and higher education, social inclusion of migrants, and they can affect
companies’ international competitiveness and the democratic control of
international organisations.



The symposium "Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language Policy" aims at
bringing together economists, philosophers, applied linguists and
sociolinguists, policy makers, legal scholars, and social scientists in
general. The purpose is to discuss, from an interdisciplinary perspective,
the socio-economic effects of language policies, the impact of language
dynamics and language planning on justice and inequality at the national or
international level, as well as the connection between democracy,
decision-making and linguistic diversity.



Prospective participants are invited to submit an abstract on one of the
following or related topics:

1. Theoretical models of linguistic justice and linguistic democracy (e.g.
minority languages, immigrants, supranational integration, higher
education).

2. Assessment of the socio-economic consequences of linguistic diversity,
language policies and dynamics.

3. Evaluation of the costs, benefits and the fairness of language policies.

4. Languages, linguistic rights and power.

5. Multilingualism and economic activities.



Keynote speakers

• Jean-Claude Barbier (Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1
Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France) • David Robichaud (Department of
Philosophy, University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa, Canada)



Organisers

• Bengt-Arne Wickström, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  • Michele Gazzola,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  • Torsten Templin, Humboldt-Universität zu
Berlin



Date and Venue

2-3 March 2015

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics, Spandauer
Straße, Berlin, Germany



Submission and deadlines

The length of abstracts should not exceed 350 words. Abstracts must be
submitted to the address “gazzola [at] hu-berlin.de” by the 30th November
2014. The successful applicants will be notified by the 15th December 2014.



Website

http://www.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/justice



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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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