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Reminder: Call for Participation for ENROPE’s Intensive Study Week #2

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

This is a brief reminder that the ENROPE Project is still looking for participants for its Intensive Study Week #2 (ISW#2) in Paris from 29th June to 3rd July 2020. The deadline for applications is 6th March 2020.

Please pass this information on to postgraduate, early career and established researchers who study bi/multilingualism in educational contexts or related topics, or educational researchers whose work involves more than one language and/or multilingual data.

The focus of the ISW#2 will be on how languages influence parts of the research reports or theses (co-working, discuss your own work, develop professional competencies). For more information, please visit the ISW2 info and application form or see the information sheet embedded via the download button above. There are bursaries for students from partner universities.

ENROPE is an Erasmus+ project building a European Network for Junior Researchers in the Field of Plurilingualism and Education (2018-2021). As its centrepiece, it offers an Intensive Study Programme consisting of annual Intensive Study Weeks and interlinking Online Study Phases.


Kind regards,


Florian Möller

4. March 2020 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Call for Participation: ENROPE’s Online Study Phase #2 & Intensive Study Week #2

Dear LANGSCAPErs,

Gabriela Meier has shared a Call for Participation for two linked, but separate study opportuinities with the LANGSCAPE office. We are especially glad to forward it to all of you, as it regards the ENROPE project.

ENROPE launched two exciting calls:

  • Online Study Phase (OSP#2): 3 March to 30 April 2020 (register by 3 March 2020)

OSP#2 Focus: Networking and Collaboration (identify networks and research challenges, discussion with peers and experts, develop ideas for collaboration). Go to OSP#2 info and registration. Participation is free of charge.

  • Intensive Study Week (ISW#2) in Paris: 29 June to 3 July 2020 (application by 6 March 2020)

ISW#2 Focus: How languages influence parts of the research reports or theses (co-working, discuss your own work, develop professional competencies). Go to ISW2 info and application form. There are bursaries for students from partner universities.

ENROPE is an Erasmus+ project building a European Network for Junior Researchers in the Field of Plurilingualism and Education (2018-2021). As its centrepiece, it offers an Intensive Study Programme consisting of annual Intensive Study Weeks and interlinking Online Study Phases.

Please display the posters (download via the buttons above) in your institution and disseminate this message widely through your networks.

Please pass this on to postgraduate, early career and established researchers who study bi/multilingualism in educational contexts or related topics, or educational researchers whose work involves more than one language and/or multilingual data.


Kind regards,


Florian Möller

19. February 2020 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Call for Papers – GLAT 2020 in Murcia

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Lately, Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer has kindly forwarded the Call for Papers for the international GLAT congress 2020 in Murica (Spain) to the LANGSCAPE office. Naturally, we are glad to share it with all of you!

The 13th GLAT 2020 congress is organized by and at the Faculty of Letters, University of Murcia. It will take place from May 6th to 8th. The focus of the congress is:

THE CONNECTED WORLD AND INTERCULTURAL APPROACHES: TOWARD A NEW BORDER PARADIGM?

For more information about this very promising congress, on how to contribute and participate, please see the documents below:

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invites applications for Juniorprofessorship (W1)”Fachdidaktik Englisch”

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin calls for applications for an open position as “Juniorprofessorin/Juniorprofessor (W1, no tenure-track option) für Fachdidaktik Englisch”.
The call closes on February 13, 2020.

Employment will be full-time on a limited contract for 6 years (maximum and on condition of a successful evaluation after 3 years).
Teaching load: 2 courses per term (in the first 3 years of employment) and 3 courses per term (in the second three years).

Special requirements for employment apply, e.g. completed PhD, EFL teaching qualification, language teaching experience (school context or comparable), very good language proficiency in German and English).

For further details, refer to the university website or the downloadable pdf document:
W1-job advert in German
W1-job advert in English

16. January 2020 | Posted by Stephan Breidbach

Announcement and Call for Papers: Colloque international “La désuétude au carrefour des savoirs : De la langue à la culture”

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Prof. Nadia Ben Elazmia from the University Moulay Ismail in Meknès, Marocco, has sent an announcement of an interdisciplinary colloquium on “La désuétude au carrefour des savoirs : De la langue à la culture” to the LANGSCAPE office. Of course, we gladly share it with you.

The colloquium will take place from 29th to 30th October 2020 and will focus on the processes leading to the disuse of words, expressions, and cultural pracitices rendering them obsolete in definite linguistic groups. Researchers from various disciplines are welcome to examine these phenomena along three strands: A) lexical, B) cultural and C) formal. Strand B (Axe culturelle) has as one of its potential focal areas the discontinuation of educational pracites and teaching methods (“la désuétude des méthodes pédagogiques et de l’enseignement”).

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30th April 2020.

Header for the colloquium on "désuétude" in Meknès 2020

For more information, please download or view the information sheet in French language via the link below.




Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Language Education & Multilingualism ‒ The LANGSCAPE Journal. Vol. 2 online now

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Thanks to the tireless efforts and dedication of our very own journal’s coordinators, Christiane Fäcke, Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes, and Stephan Breidbach, and the wide spectrum of our authors’ remarkable contributions the new volume of LANGSCAPE’s very own journal is now available online. The current second volume focuses on

Migration movements and identities in European societies. Implications on multi-/plurilingualism in the education system.

We are especially grateful to our authors: Cédric Brudermann, José Aguilar & Myriam Abouzaïd; Eva-Maria Hennig-Klein; Lin Xue; Melanie Buser & Giuseppe Melfi; Gilles Forlot & Silvia Lucchini; Felix Etxeberria, Joxe Garmendia, Hilario Murua & Elisabete Arrieta; Blanka Gruntová; Frances Martin & Fatima Pirbhai-Illich; Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer & Barbara Thomas; Glenn Levine & Bridget Swanson. Your inspiring articles have encouraged us in the continuation of this long-term LANGSCAPE publication project.

You can find the current volume following this link: https://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/21338

If you would like to support us in bringing the journal to a wider audience, please feel free to download the above poster as a pdf via the button below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Job posting: Universität Siegen offers position as research assistant

Dear colleagues, and friends,

Our cherished LANGSCAPE member and director for doctoral support and networking Prof. Dr. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer has shared a job posting with the LANGSCAPE office. Of course, we in turn are glad to share it with all of you.

Currently, the Universität Siegen is looking for a research assistant with the department for department for the didactics of Spanish and French culture and language teaching.

Here is a link to the original German language job posting on the website of the Universität Siegen. Alternatively, you can download the pdf file of the job posting in German language using the button below.

As detailed in the job posting, all interested applicants are to send their application documents to Prof. Dr. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer until the 31st July, 2019.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

4. July 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »

Call for Papers: Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal – Special Issue 2020

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Next year our very own journal, Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal, will publish a special issue, which will focus on Language Teacher Education and Plurilingualism in Digital Learning Environments.

The editors of the special issue, i.e. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer (Universität Siegen), Dr. José Ignacio Aguilar Río (MCF, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Dr. Cédric Brudermann (MCF, Sorbonne Université – faculté des sciences et d’ingénierie), Dr. Grégory Miras (MCF, Université de Rouen Normandie), and Ramona Schneider (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) are currently looking for contributions.

Since publication of the special issue is planned for spring 2020, you are most welcome to submit abstracts until July 15, 2019.

In keeping with our multilingual interests and research, the Call for Papers contains versions in German, English, Spanish and French. So, without further ado, you will find the download for the CfP below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

13. June 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Call for Papers and Announcement: 2ème Colloque du PERL

Dear LANGSCAPE members,

Lutz Küster has kindly shared the below announcement and Call for Papers with the LANGSCAPE coordination, which in turn we will gladly share with all of you.

From 12th to 14th December 2019 the 2nd PERL Conference will be held in Paris under the title “Entre présence et distance”. It will be organised by the team of the “Pôle d’Élaboration de Ressources Linguistiques” (PERL1) at the University of Paris. The focus of the conference will be on language teaching at university in the digital age, a topic that certainly resonates with many of us.

If you would like to speak at the conference yourself, please note the Call for Papers (in French and English) below.

For further information, please visit https://perl2019.sciencesconf.org/

Poster:
Colloque_PERL2019_affiche

Call for Papers (French/English): Appel_a_comm_PERL2019

 

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

25. April 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Call for Papers: The various guises of translanguaging

Dear LANGSCAPE members, and friends,

One of our newest members, Euline Cutrim Schmid, has asked me to share the following Call for Papers with all of you. Since the topic is one that is very relevant outside of and within LANGSCAPE, I am very happy to do so. Here it is, without further ado.

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On Monday 1stof July, 2019, Ghent University and Lancaster University will jointly host a symposium to critically reflect on the notion of translanguaging. The concept adopts various guises. It is sometimes defined as a practice, sometimes as a pedagogy and sometimes as a challenge to the very notion of language itself. It has gained traction at a time when understanding the relationship between language and knowledge has become ever-more paramount, a time when institutions and individuals navigate a volume of information that is simultaneously overwhelming and curiously gated. Not unproblematically, translanguaging is a concept that allows for but rarely addresses the full range of semiotic resources employed in contemporary communication: its very name retains an overarching lingual bias. Nonetheless, it is a concept that wrestles with important issues connected with issues of power, of identity and of claiming the right to speak.

In this symposium, we will explore the paradoxes of translanguaging – how it is theorized, used and explained. We seek to clarify but also critically evaluate the concept and to engage participants in discussion of their own and our related research.

The symposium is a combination of traditional paper presentations and a series of keynote discussions. Each keynote discussion is facilitated by an academic who works with multilingual communities and has engaged with work on multilingualism, plurilingualism and/or translanguaging.

The conference will take place at Ghent University. The conference theme – the various guises of translanguaging – invites critical reflections on the notion of translanguaging. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in different disciplines, to collect a variety of perspectives on translanguaging and to stimulate discussion and participation in a day of collaborative inquiry. We invite you to submit an abstract of max 300 words by the 31thof March. Notification of acceptance will be sent out at the end of April.

Abstracts should be submitted to translanguaging@ugent.be.

More information:           www.translanguaging.ugent.be

Organizing commitee:    Diane Potts (Lancaster University), Kirsten Rosiers (Ghent University), Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University), Piet Van Avermaet (Ghent University)

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Kind regards,

Florian Möller

15. March 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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