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Full Title: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar Programme 2014: Languages in the UK

Location: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Start Date: 29-May-2014 - 30-May-2014
Contact: Cassie Smith-Christmas
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar Programme 2014:
Languages in the UK: Bridging the gap between the classroom and the community in language learning

May 29 and 30, 2014
Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and the Islands, Stornoway,
Isle of Lewis

This two-day seminar will address issues of language learning and its relationship to community use of language, drawing on the three strands of language learning most pertinent to the evolving social composition and linguistic diversity in the UK:

- English language learning of migrants to the UK
- Learning of UK autochthonous minority languages, such as Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish
- Maintenance of heritage languages of migrants to the UK, such as Punjabi and Cantonese

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Rosamond Mitchell, University of Southampton
Professor Kenneth MacKinnon, University of Aberdeen

There will be no fee for seminar attendance, but attendees will be expected to pay for all travel/accommodation/meals/refreshments themselves. Information on travel and accommodation will be e-mailed to all participants prior to the seminar. There is also the possibility of an optional sightseeing trip on Saturday, May 31 to local sites such as the Callanish Standing Stones and the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village given there is sufficient interest.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1197

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