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LINGUIST List 23.132

Sat Jan 07 2012

Confs: English, Language Habitats, Multilingual Regions/Germany

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        1.     Gerhard Leitner , English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence


Message 1: English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence
Date: 06-Jan-2012
From: Gerhard Leitner <gerhard.leitnerfu-berlin.de>
Subject: English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence
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English in Asia and Europe's Asia Competence
Short Title: Eng-in-Asia


Date: 09-May-2012 - 12-May-2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Gerhard Leitner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/v/english_in_asia/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Other Specialty: Language Habitats, Multilingual Regions

Meeting Description:

The future of English as a world language has much to do with its status and use in Asia. The largest number of users of English comes from Asia and seems to be growing. English is deeply embedded in Asia’s multilingual languages habitats and functions as a (first or second) official language, a foreign language or a lingua franca. It is an icon of social transformation processes in multilingual nations and regions. As nation-building, globalization, and large regional bodies are making significant demands on modernizing traditional societies, communication and English gain a central role in mediating change. Particular demands are made of the institutions in education including professional formation. Addressing these themes, this conference will highlight inter- and multidisciplinary research of language disciplines, of history, and politics and encourage a deeper cooperation between researchers and academic institutions in Asia and Europe. It will raise issues of special concern to Germany and Europe to develop an Asia competence from a language and communicational perspective.

To follow

Invited Speakers:

- Kirkpatrick, Andrew, Prof. Dr., Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
- Azirah Hashim, Prof. Dr., University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Gu Yueguo, Prof. Dr., Dr. h.c., University of Foreign Languages, Beijing, China
- Tariq Rahman, Prof. Dr., Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Pramod Pandey, Prof. Dr., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
- Ee-Ling Low, Associate Prof. Dr., National Institute of Education, Singapore
- Schneider, Edgar, Prof. Dr., Universität Regensburg, Germany
- Mair, Christian, Prof. Dr., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br.
- Hüning, Matthias, Prof. Dr., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Reich, Ulrich, Prof. Dr., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany



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