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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Albert  Bastardas-Boada
Institution: Universitat de Barcelona
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Homepage: http://www.ub.edu/ling/Albert1.htm
State and/or Country: Catalonia
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Sociolinguistics, Language Policy and Language Planning, Ecology of languages. Complexity and linguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Selected Publications: (2007) Les polítiques de la llengua i la identitat a l'era 'glocal'. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics, Generalitat de Catalunya.

(2004) “Towards a ‘linguistic sustainability’: Concepts, principles and problems of human communicative organisation in the twenty-first century”.)Symposium on Language diversity, sustainability and peace (Barcelona,2004). On line: http://www.linguapax.org/congres04/pdf/bastardas.pdf

(2004) 'Sociolingüística versus política y planificación lingüísticas: distinciones entre los campos y nociones integradoras', Revista de llengua i dret 41, pp. 175-194.

(2003) 'Ecodinámica sociolingüística: comparaciones y analogías entre la diversidad lingüística y la diversidad biológica', Revista de llengua i dret 39, pp. 119-148.

(2003) 'Política mundial del lenguaje en la era de la globalización: diversidad e intercomunicación desde la perspectiva de la complejidad”, Dimensión antropológica (México) 28 (mayo-agosto), pp. 15-41.

(2003) 'Lingüística general: elementos para un paradigma integrador desde la perspectiva de complejidad', LinRed (on-line), 11-11-2003, pp. 1-23.

(2002) Bastardas, A.(ed), Diversitat/s. Llengues, especies, i ecologies. Barcelona: Ed. Empuries.

(2002) 'Biological and linguistic diversity: Transdisciplinary explorations for asocioecology of languages', Diverscité langues, vol. VII, Analyses et réflexions (on-line).

(2002) “World language policy in the era of globalization: Diversity and intercommunication from the perspective of 'complexity'”, (English), Noves SL. Revista de sociolingüística (Barcelona) (on-line).

(1996) Ecologia de les llengues. Medi, contactes i dinamica sociolinguistica. Barcelona: Ed. Proa, 1996.

(1995), Language management and language behavior change: policies and social persistence', Catalan Review vol. IX, 2, pp. 15-38.

-Bastardas, A., & E. Boix (eds.), ¿Un estado, una lengua? La organizacion politica de la diversidad linguis­tica. Barcelona: Eds. Octaedro, 1994.

(1994), 'Catalans et immigrés hispanophones en Catalogne: le changement de la langue des intercommunications', in: Martel, Pierre, & Jacques Maurais (eds.), Langues et sociétés en contact . Mélanges offerts à Jean-Claude Corbeil . Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, pp. 327-339.

(1993), 'Llengua catalana i futur: notes des d'una perspectiva eco-sistèmica', Revista de llengua i dret (Barcelona) 19, pp. 81-93.

(1991), 'Llengua catalana i futur: notes des d'una perspectiva eco-sistèmica', Revista de llengua i dret (Barcelona) 19, pp. 81-93.

(1991), 'Planning Change in Code-Switching: Theoretical and Practical Inferences from the Catalan Case', in: Papers for the Symposium on Code-Switching in Bilingual Studies: Theory, Significance and Perspectives (European Science Foundation Scientific Networks). Strasbourg: E.S.F., pp. 93-123.

(1991), 'Comportament linguistic i canvi social', in: Martí, Joan (ed.), Processos de normalització lingüística . Barcelona: Columna, pp. 41-63.

(1989), 'Language-Use Extension in Linguistic Normalization Processes: General Patterns and the Catalan Experience', Catalan Review vol. III, n. I (July), pp. 59-84.

(1988), with J. Soler (eds.), Sociolingüística i llengua catalana . Barcelona: Empúries.

(1987), 'La planification linguistique en Catalogne au XXe siècle', in: Maurais, J. (ed.), Politique et Aménagement Linguistiques . Quebec/Paris: Conseil de la Langue Française/Le Robert, pp. 121-158.

(1986), The Relation Between Linguistic Context, Behaviour and Competence . Quebec: Centre International de Recherche sur le Biliinguisme, Université Laval.

Announced on LINGUIST :  Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society
 Language and identity policies in the 'glocal' age
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language and identity policies in the 'glocal' age
Courses Taught: -Sociolinguistics
-Language Policy and Language Planning
-Language Ecology
-Complexity and Linguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: Language and Identity Policies in the 'Glocal' Age: New processes, effects and principles of organization
Sociolinguistics: Towards a Complex Ecological View
General Linguistics and Communication Sciences: Sociocomplexity as an Integrative Perspective

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