Language policy issues in ‘new speaker’ contexts (workshop)

Critical ethnographic perspectives

 
Location: Université de Namur, Business & Learning Center, Rue Godefroid 5-7, B-5000 Namur

Dates: 16 & 17 March 2017

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Programme

 

Fuelled by the work of Working Group 9, this two-day workshop addresses the complex and multi-sited nature of language policy and planning processes in various ‘new speaker’ settings across Europe.

During the workshop, the invited speakers will present papers from a range of different contexts (including historical minority languages, migration settings and transnational workplaces).

Mainly rooted in critical ethnography the papers will help to clarify how language policy matters are dealt with by speakers ‘on the ground’ as well as by language policy and planning officers and other agents in managerial positions.

The workshop will help the speakers to discuss and fine-tune the first draft of a paper for a special issue on language policy and new speakerness that will be submitted to Language Policy in the second half of 2017.