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LINGUIST List 18.3001

Mon Oct 15 2007

Confs: Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Socioling/Belgium

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        1.    Mena Lafkioui, Language, Power and Identity in North Africa and the Diaspora

Message 1: Language, Power and Identity in North Africa and the Diaspora
Date: 15-Oct-2007
From: Mena Lafkioui <Mena.Lafkiouiugent.be>
Subject: Language, Power and Identity in North Africa and the Diaspora
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Language, Power and Identity in North Africa and the Diaspora
Short Title: LPI-112007

Date: 08-Nov-2007 - 08-Nov-2007
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Mena Lafkioui
Contact Email: Mena.Lafkiouiugent.be

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;
Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Language, Power and Identity in North Africa and the Diaspora.

Conference-Debate organised by Prof. Dr. Mena Lafkioui (Ghent University),
in collaboration with the section Development Co-operation of Ghent University,
the Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (VLIR) and the Africa-Association of Ghent
University (AVRUG).

Prof. Dr. Nora Tigziri, Université de Tizi Ouzou
Prof. Dr. Abderrahman El Aissati, Universiteit Tilburg
Dr. Jürgen Jaspers, Universiteit Antwerpen
Prof. Dr. Mena Lafkioui (moderator), Universiteit Gent

Topic of debate:
In the multilingual environment of North Africans in Africa and the Diaspora,
the different languages in use do not have the same sociolinguistic status or
the same sociocultural functions. In this debate the following central questions
will be discussed: What varieties make up the language repertoires of the North
Africans, and what attitudes do they hold about these varieties? Which role do
these varieties and attitudes play in the negotiation and construction of their
identities, which includes relations to ideology, history and power? How can
specific interactive resources empower minorities socially and politically? How
migration enhances the exclusion of minorities from the core/decision positions
of the social interactive space? How to approach the construction of inequality
in multilingual contexts, such as multilingual classrooms, workspaces, ect?

Panoramische Zaal Lange Kruisstraat 6 (Top Floor), 9000 Gent
Thursday, 8 November 2007, 20.00h

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