[lg policy] Fwd: FW: LPP in Multilingual Organisations

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon May 15 11:13:34 EDT 2017

Forwarded From: Lisa Atalianis <l.mcentee-atalianis at bbk.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 11:39 AM
 LPP in Multilingual Organisations

The Department of Applied Linguistics & Communication & the Birkbeck
Institute of Humanities

Birkbeck, University of London

Invite you to a symposium on

*Language Policy and Planning in Multilingual Organisations: Exploring
Language Regimes*

*Monday July 3 2017 *

*Registration**: **https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/bih/lppmo/*

              Hosted by: Dr Lisa McEntee-Atalianis (Birkbeck) & Dr Michele
Gazzola (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Whilst there is still comparatively limited research on LPP in
organisations, studies on supranational organisations (e.g. the EU and UN)
and public administration of multilingual states (e.g. Canada, Switzerland,
Belgium) have shown that they experience great difficulties in implementing
and sustaining multilingual provision. This can lead to marked
inefficiencies and inequities for those functioning within
organisations/administrations and/or those affected externally by their
work (Coray et al, 2015; Gazzola, 2016; McEntee-Atalianis, 2015; Turgeon &
Gagnon, 2015). Current language regimes in some multilingual organisations
no longer necessarily reflect the practices or needs of individuals who
work within them. Moreover, there is demand for scientific data on
‘optimal’ language regimes for established and newly emerging multilingual
organisations. For further developments in the field of LPP and for
academics to be able to inform policy makers, concerted interdisciplinary
collaboration is needed – not least the combined efforts of linguists,
economists and political scientists.

This symposium will bring together some of the leading scholars in the
field of LPP who work across a range of disciplines (education; economics;
linguistics; politics) in order to discuss:

- the unique challenges faced by multilingual organisations working within
different sectors (e.g. business; diplomacy; economics) and the challenges
faced by researchers who work in these sites;
- methods to investigate and model language regimes;
- the identification and the evaluation of the socio-economic and political
effects of alternative ways of managing multilingual communication adopted
by public administrations and organisations (e.g. political
representativeness, democratic participation, social exclusion);
- the current priorities for LPP research and its impact on policy makers
working in multilingual organisations.

*Confirmed Speakers:*

1) Helder *de Schutter* (KU Leuven)
Presentation title: Does English polycentricity in the EU reduce linguistic

2) Jeremy *Evas* (School of Welsh, Cardiff University)
Presentation title: Automating Welsh Language Use? Increasing use of
Minority Languages on Electronic Platforms.

3) Jan *Fidrmuc* (Brunel University)
Presentation title: Foreign Language Skills and Ideological Orientation

4) Michele *Gazzola* & Torsten *Templin* (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Presentation title: Quantitative Indicators for the Planning & Monitoring
of Language Policies in Multilingual Organisations.

5) Federico *Gobbo *(University of Amsterdam/Torino)
Presentation title: Non-Governmental Organizations using Esperanto: which
kind of multilingualism?

6) François *Grin* (University of Geneva)
Presentation title: The relevance of an economic perspective for the
evaluation of language regimes: are there any economics in Switzerland's
language policy at the federal level?

7) Peter *Kraus* (University of Augsburg)
Presentation title: Ligatures, options, and power: towards a political
sociology of multilingualism in Europe

8) Joseph *Lacey* (UCL & University of Oxford)
Presentation title: Secession, Devolution, Integration: When Language

9) Leigh *Oakes* (Queen Mary, University of London)
Presentation title: The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and
the question of pluricentric linguistic justice in the French-speaking world

10) Sue *Wright* & Sarah *Berthaud* (University of Portsmouth)
Presentation title: Inclusion and exclusion in the European Parliament: the
linguistic dimension

*Please book a place at: https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/bih/lppmo/

Enquiries can be directed to Madisson Brown at: m.brown at bbk.ac.uk

Dr Lisa J McEntee-Atalianis
Department of Applied Linguistics & Communication
Birkbeck, University of London
26 Russell Square


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