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Confs: Sociolinguistics/United Kingdom

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        1.     Marilyn Martin-Jones , Researching Multilingualism

Message 1: Researching Multilingualism
Date: 14-Jan-2011
From: Marilyn Martin-Jones <m.martinjonesbham.ac.uk>
Subject: Researching Multilingualism
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Researching Multilingualism

Date: 04-Apr-2011 - 08-Apr-2011
Location: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact: Marilyn Martin-Jones
Contact Email: m.martinjonesbham.ac.uk
Meeting URL:
http://www.education.bham.ac.uk/research/mosaic/index.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

This is a 5-day residential course on Researching multilingualism: key
concepts, issues and methods which will be held at the MOSAIC Centre for
Research on Multilingualism, School of Education, University of Birmingham,
UK.It is being organised as part of a 3 year project of research training for
Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers in the field of multilingualism.
The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part
of its Researcher Development Initiative. The organisers of this 5 day
course are: Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones and Dr Deirdre Martin, MOSAIC
Centre for Research on Multilingualism. See the MOSAIC website for details
of other activities organised as part of the 3 year project: May 2010-2013.

The 5-day course will be organised into sessions, with different themes and
orienting theories. The sessions will be led by different members of the
MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism and by guest lecturers.

Session 1: Researching multilingualism: why, what and how?
Session 2: Discourses about multilingualism
Session 3: From policy to communicative practice in multilingual schools and
classrooms
Session 4: Bilingual practitioners in monolingual institutional contexts
Session 5: Creating multilingual spaces: complementary schools and local
life worlds
Session 6: From language policy to bilingual education practice
Session 7: Literacy practices in bilingual and multilingual educational
contexts
Session 8: Multilingual literacy practices in local life worlds (including the
internet)
Session 9: Multilingualism in research practice
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