Archive for September 2017

Announcement: Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert Programme

Dear fellow Langscapers, colleagues, and friends,

As our conference in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert [NL] on 12th to 14th October, is drawing ever closer, we are happy to present the finalised conference programme to you. The conference will include presentations by over twenty speakers, discussing various topics connected to our overall theme “Multilingualism from Minority and Majority Perspectives”. For a closer look into the very diverse programme, please click: Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert Programme.

The keynote speakers will be:
  • Piet van Avermaet (Ghent) on “Multilingualism in Education. Problem or Asset?”
  • Jasone Cenoz (Donostia – San Sebastian) on “Minority languages and multilingual education: Is translanguaging a threat or an opportunity?”
  • Durk Gorter (Donostia – San Sebastian) on “Learning languages from the linguistic landscape”

As participant of the conference, you are also invited to take part in the Langscape Board of Directors meeting.

Registration for the conference will be open until 4th October, 2017.  For questions about the conference, please contact:

We are already looking forward to meeting you and hope you will join the discussion in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert [NL].

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

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Reminder: Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert 2017

Dear Langscape members,

we would like to remind you of our upcoming Langscape Conference in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (NL) “Multilingualism: minority & majority perspectives” and once again take the opportunity to cordially invite your participiation. To register for the conference, please follow this link.

In case you have registered already, remember to book accomodation for your stay during the conference. Our partner Mercator has kindly reserved rooms for conference participants directly at our conference venue, the Hotel Oranje. If you choose to book lodgings at the Hotel Oranje, please make sure to mention “Langscape”, “Mercator” or “Fryske Academy”.

Finally, would like to present the poster for our conference in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (NL): Langscape Leeuwarden/Ljouwert 2017 Poster.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller


Save the date: Langscape Symposium and BoD-Meeting in Barcelona from 18th to 20th April 2018

The 2018 Langscape Symposium and Board of Directors’ meeting will be held from 18th to 20th April 2018 at the Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona. We would like to thank Maria González-Davies very warmly for hosting both events.

The symposium will be titled

“Towards Meaningful Plurilingual Innovation: Connecting Research and Informed Practices”

The main focus will be on questions of meaningful plurilingual practices in learning and teaching contexts, viewed from and appealing to diverse international perspectives.

Professor Jim Cummins, University of Toronto, Canada has already agreed to deliver a keynote and to give a presentation investigating the link between language and education. A further section of the symposium will concentrate on the connection of neuroscience and languages.

Following our established practice, we are again planning for a doctoral seminar to take place in conjunction with the symposium to give junior researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their work with us.

Please save the date for the upcoming Langscape Symposium and BoD-Meeting from 18-20 April, 2018 in Barcelona.


Stephan Breidbach
Lutz Küster
Florian Möller