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Full Title: Mapping English in Luxembourg

Location: Esch/Belval, Luxembourg
Start Date: 09-Jun-2017 - 10-Jun-2017
Contact: Katrien Deroey
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: This conference seeks to explore the development of the varieties of English spoken, written and read in Luxembourg. We wish to investigate and complicate monolithic narratives of Luxembourgish culture and history as primarily shaped by its geographical location between France, Germany and Belgium.

The social and cultural environment of Luxembourg is famously marked by its multilingualism, intercultural contact and cross-border movements, within the Grande Région, and beyond. In this very diverse cultural environment a multitude of languages are intertwined and associated with competing social and political positions. English - or rather the many Englishes of speakers with complex linguistic, regional, national, cultural and professional backgrounds-has been gaining importance. Given that the awareness of the English-speaking world in terms of politics and culture has been growing in Luxembourg since the beginning of the twentieth century, researching this dimension of intercultural contact represents a necessary innovation to English Studies and Luxembourg Studies.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4670

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