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Full Title: Conceptualizing, Investigating, and Practicing Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

Location: Washington, DC, USA
Start Date: 27-Feb-2015 - 28-Feb-2015
Contact: Christina Butler
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Meeting Description: Georgetown University Graduate Student Conference
Conceptualizing, Investigating, and Practicing Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
February 27-28, 2015

In light of widespread globalization, we are interested in definitions of multi/translingualism, multi/transculturalism, and related terms that move away from essentialized and idealized notions of the nation-state. We are also interested in exploring the critical relationships between how multilingualism/multiculturalism is acquired in educational and other contexts, reflected upon and portrayed in artistic-literary-social media, and acknowledged, valued, or rejected in political and institutional action. Our graduate student conference engages multilingualism and multiculturalism with an explicitly critical orientation in order to refine these terms in light of research and practice in literary and visual cultural criticism, history, linguistics, anthropology, and second/third/foreign language teaching and learning.

Keynote Speakers:

Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University
Anna De Fina, Georgetown University

Our conference will begin 27 Feb. at 3:00pm and end 28 Feb. at 7:00pm.

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Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.4141

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