[lg policy] Symposium on Multilingualism in International Organizations, May 10-11, New York

Tonkin, Humphrey tonkin at hartford.edu
Wed Apr 4 12:25:51 EDT 2018

The Study Group on Language and the United Nations
in cooperation with
The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems,
  the Center for Applied Linguistics and Birkbeck, University of London
invites you to a symposium on
Multilingualism in International Organizations
and in International Co-operation
on Thursday & Friday, May 10-11, 2018
at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
First Avenue at 44th Street


Speakers will include:
H.E. Amb. Narjess Saidane, Permanent Observer for the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations
H.E. Amb. Valentin Rybakov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations
H.E. Amb. Michael Ten Pow, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations
Carole Maisonneuve, Public Information and Multilingualism Coordination Officer, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, United Nations
Joel Gómez, President and CEO, Center for Applied Linguistics
Humphrey Tonkin, Director, Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems

Keynote speaker:
Michele Gazzola, Research Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin
The economic effects of language regimes: The case of the  World Intellectual Property Organization and the European Patent Office

Papers and presentations will include:
John Edwards (St Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University, Canada)
Language claims & language rights

Timothy Reagan (University of Maine, USA)
Sign language multilingualism: The forgotten language diversity in disempowered communities

Emma Asonye (University of Mexico), Ezinne Emma-Asonye (University of Mexico), Queenette Okwaraji (University of Rochester, USA) and Khadijah Asili (Vizionz-Sankofa)
Linguistic diversity and the language rights of the underprivileged population in Africa and
America: Towards an inclusive society in 2030

Nirvana Bhatia (Linguistic Rights Specialist)
The paper chase: A review of the UN's recent language-rights legislation

Phindile Dlamini (University of Swaziland)
Swaziland's dream of linguistic representation in international organisations: Will the
sociolinguistic map of the United Nations ever change?

Maneeratana Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya (ASEAN Center for Multilingualism, Translation & Interpretation, Thailand)
Multilingualism, translation and interpretation in the ASEAN Community

Leigh Swigart (Brandeis University, USA)
English at the International Criminal Court: Working language or default language?

Beatrice Owiti (Kenya Methodist University)
Interpretation and translation in the International Criminal Court

Lisa McEntee-Atalianis (Birkbeck, University of London, UK), Michele Gazzola and Torsten Templin (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
Measuring diversity in multilingual communication

Francis M. Hult (Lund University, Sweden)
Parallel language use: A Nordic solution for multilingual organisations?

Dorte Lønsmann (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) & Janus Mortensen (University of Copenhagen)
English only? A critical examination of the 'natural' status of English as a corporate language

Spencer Hazel (Newcastle University, UK), Katherine Kappa and Kamilla Kraft (University of Copenhagen)
Language policing in international organisations: Explicit and embedded orientations to
language repertoires and their impact on professional identity

Pia Decarsin (JPD Systems Translation Services)
Language policy in international organisations: Criteria and recommendations for strategic content selection for translation

Mirna Soares Andrade (Inter-American Defense College, Washington, D.C.)
Multilingualism and language services at the Inter-American Defense College

Shana Pughe Dean (Tone Translate, Utica, NY, USA))
Creating opportunity and understanding in a multicultural world on the move: Refugee resettlement agencies

Carol Benson (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
The importance of a multilingual habitus when assessing literacy skills in educational

Erina Iwasaki (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
Reframing multilingualism in terms of opportunity

Ari Sherris (Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Texas, USA) & Joy Kreeft Peyton (Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.)
The power of multilingualism and multiliteracy for languages and groups

Additional information and registration at www.languageandtheun.org

Humphrey Tonkin
President & University Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus
Office:  Mortensen Library, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 06117, USA
Tel: +1 860-768-4448    Fax: +1 860-768-4274
Home: 279 Ridgewood Road, West Hartford, CT 06107, USA
Tel: +1 860-561-2669

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