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LINGUIST List 20.2123

Wed Jun 10 2009

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Applied Ling, Sociolinguistics/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Alexandre Duchêne, 4th International Seminar on Language and Migration

Message 1: 4th International Seminar on Language and Migration
Date: 10-Jun-2009
From: Alexandre Duchêne <alexandre.ducheneunifr.ch>
Subject: 4th International Seminar on Language and Migration
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Full Title: 4th International Seminar on Language and Migration
Short Title: AILA ReN

Date: 28-Jan-2010 - 29-Jan-2010
Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Contact Person: Alexandre Duchêne
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.institut-plurilinguisme.ch/en/AILA-Seminar

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Language, Migration and Labour
4th International Seminar Series
AILA Research Network on Language and Migration

Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg and HEP Fribourg, Switzerland

The fourth AILA Language and Migration Research Network Seminar focuses on the relationship between language, migration flows and labour processes. Our major concern is to explore the complex relationship between the economic and cultural capital of migrants and its use or exploitation by power institutions in a globalized labour market. We will focus on the role of language in access, selection, social mobility and gate-keeping processes. The seminar will address some of the following key issues:

A) The way language operates as a means of social selection in the workplace for migrants (ie. the role of language skills in recruitment processes or job performance, with attendant issues of measurement and evaluation);
B) Language teaching for migrants and acquisition of language proficiencies on the workfloor (including literacy issues);
C) The capitalization by employers of migrant language skills in the management of multilingualism (through commodification of language and identity and/or the (non)-recognition of crucial multilingual practices);
D) The role of language in the regulation of labour market related migration trajectories.

Plenary speakers
- Beatriz P. Lorente, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Ingrid Piller, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
- Cécile Vigouroux, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Inscription fees: 150 CHF
Please fill in the inscription form available on our website:
Deadline: 27 November, 2009

Host Institution
Institute of Multilingualism
University and HEP Fribourg
Rue de Morat 24
1700 Fribourg
Tel +41 26 305 61 73

Chair: Prof. Alexandre Duchêne (alexandre.ducheneunifr.ch)

General Information
General information regarding hotel, program and inscription will be regularly posted on our website: www.institut-plurilinguisme.ch

For information on the AILA Research Network on Language and Migration, please consult the following website:

Call for Papers and Posters

Please submit by e-mail a 300-word abstract of your paper or poster proposal.
Include your name, affiliation, address, phone and e-mail at the end of your
abstract. The abstract should include enough detail to allow reviewers to judge
the scientific merits of the proposal. Please mention whether you would like to
present a paper or a poster.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Oral papers will be allotted 30
minutes, allowing 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions. An
extra poster session will be organized.

In order to insure discussion between the participants, no parallel sessions
will be organized. As a consequence the number of accepted oral papers will be

Abstract submissions should be sent to Liselotte Lutz: lutzledufr.ch

The submission deadline for proposals for papers is October 1st, 2009.
Acknowledgement of receipt of the abstract will be sent by e-mail as soon as
possible after receipt. You will receive notification of acceptance no later
than November 1st, 2009.

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