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Full Title: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2013

Short Title: LPP2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Start Date: 05-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013
Contact: Thomas Ricento
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://educ.ucalgary.ca/lpp
Meeting Description: This international conference will be held at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. We invite discussion that approaches language policy from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a variety of contexts, from the local/institutional to national/global.

Please note that LPP2013 is different from the IAM2013 conference (‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism’) that will be held at the University of Calgary in August 2013.

LPP2013 Plenary Speakers:

Denise Réaume, University of Toronto
Suzanne Romaine, University of Oxford
Selma Sonntag, Humboldt State University

Conference Organizer:

Thomas Ricento
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.384

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