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LINGUIST List 19.1527

Fri May 09 2008

Confs: Discourse Analysis/Finland

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        1.    Fred Dervin, Living, Working and Studying in Vehicular Languages

Message 1: Living, Working and Studying in Vehicular Languages
Date: 07-May-2008
From: Fred Dervin <frederutu.fi>
Subject: Living, Working and Studying in Vehicular Languages
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Living, Working and Studying in Vehicular Languages

Date: 26-Sep-2008 - 28-Sep-2008
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact: Fred Dervin
Contact Email: frederutu.fi
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Meeting Description:

A vehicular language (VL) is, among other things, 'a contact language
between persons who share neither a common native tongue nor a common
national culture' (Alan Firth 1996). VLs are usually opposed to vernacular

This conference will distinguish itself from the current rich study of
English as a Lingua Franca by looking at other languages that serve as VL
(without excluding it) and find some answers to questions such as: What is
known of them? What impacts do they have on relationships, intercultural
communication, discourse and identity, etc.?

Registration has started for the following conference:

Living, Working and Studying in (a) Vehicular Language(s): Language,
Discourse, Hybridity and Identities
25-27 September 2008

University of Turku, Finland
Registration & Programme:

Plenary speakers:
Louis-Jean Calvet , Professeur, Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille
1), France

Alan Firth , Senior Lecturer en linguistique appliquée, School of
Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Université de Newcastle, GB

Marie-Anne Paveau , Professeure en linguistique française, Université
de Paris 13 - Paris-Nord (Villetaneuse), France

Sue Wright , Professeure (langues et politique), School of Languages
and Area Studies, Université de Portsmouth, GB
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