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Full Title: ELF and Multilingual Practices in Professional Contexts
Short Title: ELF ReN workshop
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Start Date: 07-Nov-2013 - 08-Nov-2013
Contact: Alessia Cogo
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Meeting Description: English is recognised today as the language of international workplace communication. All over the world, not only in business but also in international organisations, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) has become increasingly adopted both for internal and external communications. However, other multilingual resources are also known to play an important role in professional communication. As the workplace becomes an increasingly super diverse environment, with people coming from various backgrounds and experiences, how do ELF and multilingual practices co-exist in professional contexts?

This two half-day workshop aims to encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary exchanges on the phenomenon of super diversity in ELF professional contexts. This is a small workshop and there will be plenty of time for asking questions and discussion. We will be exploring questions such as:

-Who are the people who work in these super diverse contexts and how do we begin to explore/understand their repertoires?

-How do multilingual practices and ELF interplay in the workplace on a daily basis?

-How can people develop the transcultural skills and knowledge to operate professionally?

-What are the implications for professional identity?

-What are the implications for English language teaching and educational practitioners?

Invited speakers:

Jo Angouri – University of the West of England, Bristol (UK)

Anne Kari Bjørge - Norwegian School of Economics (Norway)

Martin Dewey – King’s College London (UK)

Susanne Ehrenreich – TU Dortmund University (Germany)

Juliane House – Hamburg University (Germany)

Jennifer Jenkins – University of Southampton (UK)

Marie-Luise Pitzl – Salzburg University (Austria)

Miyuki Takino – University of Southampton (UK)

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There is no registration fee to attend, but spaces are limited and will be based on a first come first served basis.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3589

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