LINGUIST List 31.1181

Fri Mar 27 2020

Confs: Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-Mar-2020
From: Anne-Helene Halbout <>
Subject: Languages and Well-being: The Well-being of Languages
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Languages and Well-being: The Well-being of Languages

Date: 26-Jun-2020 - 26-Jun-2020
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Anne-Helene Halbout
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

***We regret that, on account of Covid-19, this event has had to be cancelled. We will inform you of any alternative plans for the event as we develop them.***

Original Conference Description:

MEITS final conference, Languages and Well-being: The Well-being of Languages, will be hosted at Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Registration will be available on-site.

Original Conference Program:

10:00 – 10:20
Registrations (Foyer)

10.20 – 10:30
Introduction and welcome Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Cambridge, PI MEITS (Lecture Theatre)

10:30 – 11:30
Culture, conflict and space (Lecture Theatre)

A discussion, chaired by Henriette Hendriks (Cambridge), exploring work on:
Arts of identity: literature, cinema, culture and citizenship in a globalizing Europe
Language standards, norms and variation in multilingual contexts
Multilingualism, identity, diversity and social cohesion

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee & Tea (Foyer)

11:45 – 12:30
Responses from Prof Nick Harrison (King’s London) and Prof Sally Faulkner (Exeter) and discussion (Lecture Theatre)

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch (Foyer)

13:15 – 14:15
Empowering individuals (Lecture Theatre)

A discussion, chaired by Janice Carruthers (QUB), exploring work on:
Multilingual identity and foreign language learning
Language learning across the lifespan
Multilingualism, motivation, health and well-being

14:15 – 15:00
Responses from Prof Li Wei (UCL) and Prof Rebecca Braun (Lancaster) and discussion (Lecture Theatre)

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee & Tea (Foyer)

15:20 – 16:20
The well-being of languages (Lecture Theatre)

Round-table discussion looking at future directions for research in Modern Languages, chaired by Wendy Ayres-Bennett, with contributions from members of MEITS and Prof Kate Astbury (Warwick), Dr Sarah Dodd (Leeds), Dr Henriette Louwerse (Sheffield), Dr Deborah Madden (Manchester) and Dr Helena Miguelez-Carballeira (Bangor)

16:20 – 16:30
Concluding reflections (Lecture Theatre)

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