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Full Title: Language, Mobility and Belonging Conference

Short Title: LMB2017
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Start Date: 23-Mar-2017 - 25-Mar-2017
Contact: Kinga Kozminska
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Meeting Description: The aim of the Language, Mobility and Belonging conference is to bring together leading scholars and graduate students in linguistic anthropology and related fields in order to discuss the role of language in the conceptualisation and regulation of belonging in contexts of migration and global movement.

At the conference we are interested in addressing such questions as:

- How are national and transnational forms of belonging constructed through legal language? And to what extent can the multiplicity of voices be secured in state-sponsored language policy?
- How do the linguistic practices of different groups challenge existing categories of belonging and how do they participate in the creation of new socio-cultural formations?
- How do forms of ‘citizenship education’ and ‘naturalisation’ language policies further or impede the development of polities within and across borders?
- How do migration and increased global movement affect existing language ideologies and norms? And how do these call into question existing structures of socioeconomic mobility?

Opening & Closing Remarks:

Prof Lesley Milroy (University of Michigan)
Prof David Parkin (University of Oxford)

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Enam Al-Wer (University of Essex)
Prof Marco Jacquemet (University of San Francisco)
Prof Clare Mar-Molinero (University of Southampton)
Prof Ingrid Piller (Macquarie University)

Organising Committee:

Dr. Kinga Kozminska
Leonie Schulte
Dr Nancy Hawker
Rosemary Hall
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4798

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