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European experiences of ‘good’ language, ‘bad language’

6 July 2017 — 7 July 2017

University of Nottingham

European experiences of 'good' language, 'bad language', and (the) standard language ideology in multilingual communities, past and present

This workshop will take place July 6-7, 2017, at the University of Nottingham with the aim of bringing together people who are interested in both standard language ideology and multilingualism and the relationship between them, whether from a synchronic or diachronic viewpoint. Attendence is by registration only. Please register here.

There are a limited number of slots available for additional contributions to the programme of this workshop, and we welcome expressions of interest, particularly from PhD students and early career researchers. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and a two-sentence biography to by April 30th, 2017.

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Nicola McLelland, MEITS Co-Investigator & Strand 2 Lead
Professor of German and History of Linguistics at the University of Nottingham

John Bellamy (Cambridge): Reshaping the standard. Resistance to norms in the language practices of bilingual young people in Dortmund

Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg, Swizterland): The Selective Celebration of Linguistic Diversity. Swiss Educational Policy Discourse between Romanticism and Rationalism

Jennifer Burns (Warwick): Arabising Italian? Migration literature as multilingual transaction

Laia Darder: The acceptability of vernaculars: how Spanish - and Catalan - speaking audiences react to films dubbed using language diversity

Wini Davies (Aberystwyth): Linguistic norms and norm transmission in the classroom: theory and practice

Feargas Denman (Trinity College, Dublin): Collaboration, Calibration, Correction: Russian-speaking Identities and the Russian Language's Identity in Ireland

Katie Harrison (University of Nottingham): Language ideologies and practices in Ukrainian Complementary Schools in the United Kingdom

Jing Huang (University of Birmingham): A heteroglossic language ecology in a Birmingham Chinese complementary school: past and present

Jonathan Kasstan (QMUL): Exploring standardisation and sociolinguistic authenticity among speakers of a contested language

Natalia Kudriavtseva, Standard Ukrainian in the Multilingual Context: Language ideologies in the past and present

Laiene Olabarrieta Landa: Testing verbal fluency in Basque, Catalan and Spanish

Noel Ó Murchadha (Trinity College Dublin): Good and bad language in a minority language setting: Irish in bilingual Ireland

Darren Paffey (University of Southampton): Empowerment or control? Standard language ideology and multilingual migrants in London

Therese Ribbås, Stockholm University; Julia Forsberg and Johan Gross, University of Gothenburg: Self-assessment and standard language ideologies: Bilingual youths in Sweden reflect on their language proficiencies

Ann Wand: Should we speak (good) German, dialect or Italian? German language preservation in a multilingual province

Naomi Wells (IMLR, University of London): Mediating Between Home and School: Migrant Cultural Associations in Bologna and the Teaching of the ‘Mother Language’

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University of Nottingham

Thursday 6 July 2017 and Friday 7 July 2017 (Times and schedule are to be confirmed)

By registration only. Please register using the registration link near the top of the page.
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