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LINGUIST List 21.405

Mon Jan 25 2010

Confs: Applied Ling, Socioling/London

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        1.    James Grindrod, Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education

Message 1: Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education
Date: 25-Jan-2010
From: James Grindrod <j.grindrodsoas.ac.uk>
Subject: Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education
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Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education

Date: 19-Feb-2010 - 20-Feb-2010
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: James Grindrod
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.soas.ac.uk/events/event52607.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference, the first of two on plurilingualism and pluriculturalism, will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss plurilingual and pluricultural education with a particular focus on ‘languages of the wider world’: i.e. those of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.

Plurilingualism refers to the capacity of individuals to communicate in more than one language or dialect. Individuals may be plurilingual from learning languages through formal education or from their experiences in multilingual contexts.

Participants at this conference will define, analyse and explore new directions and paradigms for plurilingual and pluricultural education. The conference will also provide opportunities for further research and collaboration.

Both events are jointly organised by LWW-CETL and 'Pluralité des Langues et des Identités en Didactique: Acquisition, Médiations' (PLIDAM) - a research group at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris, France. 'Langscape' (“Networking the European Research Community on Language Acquisition and Language Learning”) is our conference partner.

For full details see: http://www.soas.ac.uk/lwwcetl/events/events/file56216.pdf

Programme:

Friday

8:30
Registration and Refreshments

9:30
Welcome and Introduction

10:00
Multilingualism in Education and the Academy: the Study of Languages in the 21st Century, Professor Anne Pauwels (Head of the College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham, UK)

10:30
Refreshment Break

11:00
Parallel Sessions

12:30
Lunch

13:30
Spaced Out: Expanding Interpersonal Spaces for Language Learning through Bilingual Instructional Strategies, Professor James Cummins (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada)

14:30
Refreshment Break

15:00
Parallel Sessions

16:30
Language Education and the International Agenda in Higher Education (Professor Michael Kelly)

16:45
Fighting a Losing Battle? Assessing the Impact of Mother-Tongue Education Advocacy in a Hostile Environment, Professor H M Batibo (University of Botswana, Botswana)

17:30
PLIDAM Research Group: Research, Publications, Projects (Prof Geneviève Zarate and Prof Thomas Szende)

17:45
LANGSCAPE

18:00
Reception - Including a Celebration of SOAS receiving the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education

18:45
Special Theatre Performance - London Playback and True Heart Theatre companies

Saturday Morning

8:30
Registration and Refreshments

9:30
Dr Lid King

9:50
MERCATOR European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning

10:10
Community Languages and Routes into Languages (Professor Richard Towell)

11:00
Refreshment Break

11:30
Parallel Sessions

13:00
Lunch

14:00
Catching 'their' Views in 'our' Vocabularies: Plurilingualism as Cultural Translation, Professor Claire Kramsch (UC Berkeley, USA)

15:00
Refreshment Break

15:30
Parallel Sessions

17:15
Closing Reception

18:30
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