This is an upcoming event.
Language rules? Languages, standards, multilingualism, and linguistic inequality
15 April 2019
17 April 2019
University of Nottingham
As part of the AHRC-funded project Multilingualism – Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (www.meits.org), Language Rules will bring together practitioners – teachers, speech therapists, examiners, dictionary-makers, lobbyists, policy-makers, and others – with academics to examine how assumptions about correct, acceptable or standard languages impact on everyday life in a multilingual world, and how to tackle potential inequalities.
The conference includes a public Leverhulme Lecture by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, Professor Doug Kibbee:
- Professor Doug Kibbee – Language, Law and Linguistic Inequality in the USA and Europe
Other confirmed keynote speakers:
- Brian North - Language standard, plurilingual repertoires and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- Prof. Bettina Migge (University College Dublin) - (In)visible Languages and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Prof. Astrid Adler (Institut Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim) - European Language Policies
Confirmed panels include:
- Language standard, standard languages, and speech therapy
- Multilingualism, language standards, and the law
- Language examinations and language standards
- Learning from history – understanding the multilingual past to inform the present
- Languages and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Translating Research Into Policy
The Nottingham launch of We are Multilingual will also take place as part of the event.
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