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Sun Sep 25 2011

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Italy

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        1.     Valentina Seri , MERIDIUM International Conference

Message 1: MERIDIUM International Conference
Date: 23-Sep-2011
From: Valentina Seri <valentina.seriunistrapg.it>
Subject: MERIDIUM International Conference
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MERIDIUM International Conference
Short Title: MERIDIUM

Date: 23-Nov-2011 - 25-Nov-2011
Location: Perugia, Italy
Contact: Valentina Seri
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://meridium.unistrapg.it/?q=en

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

At the end of MERIDIUM (Multilingualism in Europe as a Resource for Immigration Dialogue Initiative among the Universities of the Mediterranean), the European research project on multilingualism in Europe, the MERIDIUM International Conference will be held at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, from 23rd to 25th November 2011.

The Conference will focus on the discussion of the MERIDIUM project results, achieved by 7 research teams from 6 countries of southern Europe, that have gathered qualitative and quantitative data on national and local language policies supporting linguistic diversity and on perceptions and social attitudes related to multilingualism. A special attention has been paid to ‘new linguistic minorities’ connected to recent and still ongoing migration flows in the area. The field research - which is the heart of the project - involved a total of over 3800 subjects, among pupils and parents of the fifth grade in 70 primary schools.

In addition to MERIDIUM research groups, many invited speakers will take part in the Conference, from both academic world and European institutions, in order to discuss a wide range of issues related to multilingual societies. A poster session will be dedicated to ongoing researches and projects.

MERIDIUM International Conference
(University for Foreigners of Perugia - Italy, 23-25 November 2011)

23th November, Sala Goldoni

9.00 am

Chairman: Dianella Gambini, Director of the Department of Language Science, University for Foreigners of Perugia

10.00 am
Welcome address
-Stefania Giannini, President of the University for Foreigners of Perugia
-Paola Bianchi De Vecchi, Dean of the Faculty of Italian language and culture - University for Foreigners of Perugia

11.00 am
Coffee Break - Reading room

11.15 am
-Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University, Sweden
-MERIDIUM project presentation, Project Management Team members

01.00 pm
Lunch Break - Reading room

I Session - Linguistic Plurality in European Countries

Chairman: Andrei Avram, University of Bucharest, MERIDIUM Quality Control Board member

03.00 pm
-Antoinette Camilleri Grima, University of Malta
-University of Primorska - Slovenia, MERIDIUM group (Lucija Çok, coordinator)
-University of Malta, MERIDIUM group (Sandro Caruana, coordinator)

05.30 pm
-Presentation of the poster session

24th November, Sala Goldoni

II Session - The impact of migration flows

Chairman: Ingrid Gogolin, Hamburg University, MERIDIUM Quality Control Board member

10.00 am
-Ana Kralj, University of Primorska, Slovenia
-University of Cluj-Napoca - Romania, MERIDIUM group (Dan Chiribuca, coordinator)
-Transilvania University of Brasov - Romania, MERIDIUM group (Liliana Coposescu, coordinator)

11.30 am
Coffee Break - Reading room

11.45 am
-Marina Chini, University of Pavia - Italy
-University for Foreigners of Perugia - Italy, MERIDIUM group (Stefania Scaglione, coordinator)

01.00 pm
Lunch break - Reading room

Chairman: Louis-Jean Calvet, Université de Provence d'Aix-en-Provence, MERIDIUM Quality Control Board member

03.00 pm
- Joana Duarte, Hamburg University, Germany
-Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon -Portugal, MERIDIUM group (Maria Isabel Tomás, coordinator)
-University of Salamanca - Spain, MERIDIUM group (Vicente González Martín, coordinator)
-Román Álvarez Rodríguez, University of Salamanca - Spain

25th November, Sala Goldoni

III Session - Traditional Models and new perspectives on linguistic diversity and integration in Europe

Chairman: Federica Venier, University of Bergamo, MERIDIUM scientific consultant

10.00 am
Conclusions - Authorities

11.30 am
Coffee Break - Reading room

11.45 am
-Andrei Avram, University of Bucharest
-Louis-Jean Calvet, Université de Provence d'Aix-en-Provence
- Ingrid Gogolin, Hamburg University

12.30 am
Closing discussion

Languages of the conference: English, Italian (simultaneous translation provided)

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