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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

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Call for Papers: “Family languages: attitudes, uses, policies and experiences” – Conference, 5-7 December, Paris

Dear LANGSCAPE members, and colleagues,

We are very happy to inform you that the next LANGSCAPE meeting will take place during the international conference on “Family languages: attitudes, uses, policies and experiences”. The conference, to be held from 5-7 December 2019 in Paris, will be organised by DILTEC from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 in collaboration with the EDA, Université Paris Descartes, the research departments of INALCO, the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, PRAXILING, and the LANGSCAPE network.

Of course, we would like to invite you to not only join us during the conference, but to actively participate as well. For further details, please see the call for papers in French, English and Spanish below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

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L’EA 2288 Diltec, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, avec la collaboration de EDA, Université Paris Descartes, l’INALCO, de PRAXILING, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 et de Langscape, ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue du colloque international “Les langues dans la famille : attitudes, usages, politiques, histoires”.

Ce colloque a pour but de réunir des équipes de recherche intéressées par les problématiques autour des liens entre la famille, les langues et d’autres institutions socialement plus complexes. 5 axes sont proposés à titre indicatif :

– Transmissions linguistiques et transmissions culturelles
– Acquisition et plurilinguisme
– Perspectives sociolinguistiques
– Les langues de l’enfant : de la maison à l’école et de l’école à la maison
– Approches transversales à partir de corpus littéraires et artistiques

Les thématiques et les approches gagneront à être croisées.

Téléchargez l’appel à propositions ici.

Date limite pour envoi de propositions : 15 mai 2019

Retours du CS prévus pour le 1 juillet 2019

Programme à venir. Propositions à soumettre directement dans le site du colloque  https://languesfamille.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit

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The Université Sorbonne Nouvelle EA 2288 DILTEC, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, in collaboration with the EDA, Université Paris Descartes, the research departments of INALCO, the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, PRAXILING, and Langscape are pleased to announce the international conference “Family languages: attitudes, uses, policies and experiences”.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together research teams interested in issues around the links between family, languages and other socially more complex institutions. 5 axes are proposed as an indication:

– Linguistic transmission and cultural transmission
– Acquisition and multilingualism
– Sociolinguistic perspectives
– Children’s languages: from home to school and school to home
– Literary and artistic corpus: an interdisciplinary approach

Participants are encouraged to send proposals that cross several axes.

You may download the call for papers here.

You may send your proposal before the 15th of May 2019

Confirmation of acceptance expected by the 1st of July 2019

Program to come. Please submit your proposals on the conference website https://languesfamille.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit

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El EA 2288 DILTEC de la Universidad Sorbone Nouvelle – Paris 3, en colaboración con el laboratorio EDA, de la Universidad Paris Descartes, INALCO, PRAXILING de la Universidad Paul ValérieMontpellier 3 y Langscape tienen el placer de anunciar el coloquio internacional “Las lenguas en el seno de la familia: actitudes, usos, políticas e historias”.

El propósito de la conferencia es reunir equipos de investigación cuyos trabajos de investigación tengan relación con los vínculos entre la familia, los idiomas y otras instituciones socialmente más complejas. Se proponen 5 ejes a título indicativo:

– Transmisiones lingüísticas y transmisiones culturales
– Adquisición y plurilingüismo
– Perspectivas sociolingüísticas
– Las lenguas del niño/ la niña: de la casa a la escuela y de la escuela a la casa
– Enfoques transversales basados en corpus literarios y artísticos

Se recomienda enviar propuestas que integren varios ejes.

La convocatoria puede ser descargada desde aquí.

La fecha límite de envío de propuestas es el 15 de mayo de 2019

Respuesta del CS prevista para el 1 de julio de 2019

El programa se comunicará próximamente El envío de propuestas se realiza directamente desde la página del coloquio https://languesfamille.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit

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Conference on Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts in Luxembourg, 29th – 30th September 2017

Dear Langscape Members,

from 29th to 30th September 2017 the University of Luxembourg will host an international conference on “Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts”. You are invited to hand in abstracts for presentations or posters on the following topics: bi- or multilingual language acquisition, multilinguality in early childhood, translanguaging, language processing, multilingual education, intercultural education, multilingual literacy and multilingual language policies. Proposals can be handed in via email until 1st May 2017. For further information on the conference and the Call for Papers, please visit https://meldc17.wordpress.com/about/

Vom 29.-30. September 2017 findet an der Universität Luxemburg die Internationale Konferenz “Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts” statt. Wir laden Sie ein, Abstracts zu Vorträgen oder Postern zu folgenden Themen einzureichen: zwei- oder mehrsprachiger Spracherwerb, frühkindliche Mehrsprachigkeit, Translanguaging, Entwicklung und Förderung von Familiensprachen, Sprachgebrauch in sprachlich diversen Kontexten, Sprachverarbeitung, mehrsprachige Bildung, interkulturelle Bildung, mehrsprachige Literalität und Sprachenpolitik. Vorschläge können bis zum 1. Mai 2017 per Email eingesendet werden. Weitere Informationen zur Konferenz entnehmen Sie bitte dem Call for Papers oder folgender Internetseite: https://meldc17.wordpress.com/about/

Best wishes,

Florian Möller

Save the date: Langscape Conference and BoD-Meeting in Leeuwarden from 12-14 Oct., 2017

The 2017 Langscape Conference and Board of Director’s meeting will be held from 12-14 October, 2017 in Leeuwarden, Frisland (NL). We would like to thank Cor van der Meer and the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (a divison of the Fryske Academy) very warmly for hosting both events.

The conference will be titled “Multilingualism and Minorities” to reflect the special focus of the Mercator Research Centre on research related to regional and minority languages throughout Europe and beyond.

One session within the conference will be dedicated to “VUM and Language Pedagogy”, which will be the follow-up session for the VUM project (Vitality of Urban Multilingualism) kicked-off at this year’s Langscape conference in Berlin in July. All langscape members and the local VUM research groups in Augsburg, Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, and London are particularly invited to present their work in this special-topic strand.

Last but not least, we are again planning for a doctoral seminar to take place in conjunction with the conference to give our junior researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their work in progress with us.

Please save the date for the upcoming Langscape Conference and BoD-Meeting from 12-14 Oct., 2017 in Leeuwarden.

Stephan & Lutz

Conference on Cross-curricular Language Learing in Sheffield, 30th June – 1st July 2017

Dear Langscape members,

I would like to bring to your attention this conference on Cross-curricular Language Learning at Sheffield Hallam University (click here). The conference will be of interest to anyone of us working in the field of multilingual education, literacy education, and CLIL.

Stephan

Save the date!

On December 13, 2013 – which is a Friday, btw – Humboldt-University will host a symposium of the AILA Research Network “Sociocultural Theory and Emergentism”. The symposium will be organised by Lutz Küster and Stephan Breidbach.

 

What is the ReN about?

This ReN aims at bringing Sociocultural and Dynamics Systems Theory (and what in German would be Bildungstheorie) together to find a new and more integrated theoretical and methodological approach to second/further language learning and use. Besides trying to describe and explain language acquisition more comprehensively, issues of learner identities rank high on the list.

 

Want to attend or present?

For general information about the ReN “Sociocultural Theory and Emergentism” please contact its convenor, Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes, at “jean-paul.narcy-combes@wanadoo.fr”

Anyone interested in attending the symposium on Dec. 13 in Berlin or submitting a proposal for a paper please send an e-mail to either Lutz Küster at “lutz.kuester@hu-berlin.de” or to Stephan Breidbach at “stephan.breidbach@hu-berlin.de”. There will be a more detailed CfP shortly.

 

Graz calling – Matters of the Mind Conference, 29th – 31st May, 2014

Hello again,

Here’s yet another call for papers which is now open: “Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning” held at the University of Graz and organised by the local “Fachdidaktikzentrum”.

To check the conference website, refer to: www.unifdz.at/pll2014

Anyone interested from Langscape in proposing a paper?

Language in Focus Conference, March 27-29, 2014 in Istanbul – Call for papers

Hello Langscape community,

I would like to bring to your attention a conference in March 2014 in Istanbul: “Language in Focus – Exploring the challenges and opportunities in Linguistics and ELT”

Find out the details on the conference website at: http://egitim.cu.edu.tr/lif2014 – and keep us posted if you are planning to respond to the call for papers 🙂

Multilingual & Multicultural Communication Conference – at SOAS on June 17th, 2013

Itesh Sachdev (SOAS) and Howard Giles (U of Santa Barbara) are organising a one-day conference on 17th June 2013 in London.

IALSP, Mercator (Fryske Academy) and SOAS act as co-sponsors. Stephan Breidbach will attend on behalf of Langscape.

Poster 17th June, 2013 Multilingualism LS Program 17th June, 2013 Multilingualism LS

Program 17th June, 2013 Multilingualism LS