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The Language Policy Research Network (LPREN or LPReN) is "an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of language policy." It was originally launched by AILA in 2006 as the Research Network on Language Policy.

Website: http://www.cal.org/lpren/ (the previous website at www.lpren.org no longer functions)


LPREN is managed by the Center for Applied Linguistics? (CAL).

"The overarching mission of LPReN is to promote the development of networks and rich collaboration around issues of language policy. [It] host[s] colloquia at conferences, invite[s] publications related to the field, convene[s] at events, and share[s] resources, announcements, and other opportunities via the LPREN listserv."

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Final Call for Multilingualism, Diversity and Democracy Conference -- 15 January Deadline

Multilingualism, Diversity and Democracy (MuDD) Conference 2019


International conference organized by the Communication, Culture and Diversity (CCD)

network-based research group, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University


8-10 April 2019

Jönköping, Sweden

MuDD2019 is part of a series of conferences/workshops that the CCD research environment, Communication, Culture and Diversity, has organized since 1998. Research and societal developmental projects that focus on communication, diversity, identity and learning have been on the agenda at CCD since the mid-1990s.

These thematically focused activities are open to senior and junior researchers and students, and in some activities also to professionals from different sectors. The themes of MuDD2019 are linked to the long-term work in the think tank DoIT (Participation and Inclusion) and to some of our ongoing research projects – most prominently the new research project SLoT (Language, Learning and Theater) that is being co-conducted with our cross-sectorial partner Örebro Regional Theater.


Description of Theme
Issues related to integration and learning goals for all students have been prioritized areas in education and research during the last few decades. This has become more critical given the recent demographic shifts related to immigration and digitalization. Concepts like multilingualism, learning and democracy have become unstable and, as a result, a plethora of neologisms have emerged. The three key concepts at MuDD2019 are in need of being revisited with the intention of being revitalized in relationship to what is being experienced as emergent communicative practices where multiple language-varieties and new technologies are involved.

The MuDD2019 international conference will bring together international experts from across the global-North and the global-South with the intent of interrogating the continuing dichotomized situation (in particular in nation-states like Sweden) wherein mono-lingualism and mono-culturalism constitutes the norm and multilingualism and diversity are seen as the exception. MuDD2019 also has the potential to create new knowledge of relevance for present day challenges related to mobility, migration and communication across virtual-physical spaces. It will bring together senior and junior scholars from different research disciplines, including professionals from among other sectors the educational and cultural sectors, thus allowing for theorizing and bridging the dichotomies between monodisciplinary research areas and professional fields.


Programme MuDD2019
The conference will be structured in two parts:

 8-9 April: a small-scale research conference with the participation of invited international featured scholars and peer-reviewed short-listed scholars (see below); this part of the conference will focus upon theoretical and methodological questions and empirically framed studies pertaining to the MuDD2019 theme


10 April: a larger conference workshop which will feature the scholars from the research conference as well as be open to professionals and scholars; presentations by some of the senior scholars – primarily from different parts of the world will be curated by the organizing committee for the purposes of the conference workshop

Confirmed International Featured Speakers

Dr. Karl Ian Cheng Chua, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Dr. Mira Desai, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India

Dr. Ana Deumert, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Prof. Imtiaz Hasnain,, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger  The Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Sanjay Ranade, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India

Dr. Kavita Rane, Girls Educational Trust, Rajasthan, India

Prof. Elise Seip Tønnessen, The University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway

Dr. Alessio Surian, The University of Padova, Italy

Dr. Gudrun Ziegler, The multi-LEARN Institute for Interaction and Development in Diversity, Luxemburg

Scientific committee Chair: Professor Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, CCD, JU

Committee Members
Senior Lecturer Elisabet Sandblom, CCD, JU

Senior Lecturer Anette Almgren White, CCD, JU

CEO Petra Weckström, Örebro Regional Theater;

Professor Ylva Lindberg, CCD, JU

Affiliate Professor Francis M. Hult, CCD, JU

Coordinators: Dr. Radu Dinu, JU; Sara Goico, JU; Karen Ann Blom, JU


Call for Abstracts
Abstracts (max 500 words) of research studies that are clearly related to the MuDD2019 themes and aims are solicited. Your abstract should be structured using the following

(i) a statement of the theoretical and methodological

(ii) the empirical materials

(iii) the research questions focused

(iv) preliminary/final findings of the study and

(v) how the study relates to the theme of the conference.

Papers will be selected following criteria of excellence and novelty. In addition, dimensions related to gender equality, balance between junior and senior researchers, and cultural diversity among participants will be aimed for. Author/s of accepted abstracts will be expected to make available a full-length draft of their research/studies for discussion at the first and second conference days of MuDD2019 (see deadline below). Selected papers will be considered for publication in the open access research report series of the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University.

Please submit your abstract file (deadline 15th of January 2019) to g-mudd2019conference@groups.ju.se

Queries can be submitted to g-mudd2019conference@groups.ju.se



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**UK Language Policy after Brexit 2019: The balance between foreign, indigenous, and community languages**

Monday 2nd September, Queen's University Belfast

Plenary speaker: Fhiona Mackay, Director, Scotland's National Centre for Language (SCILT)

**Polasaí Teanga sa Ríocht Aontaithe i ndiaidh an Bhreatimeachta 2019: Cothromaíocht idir teangacha iasachta, teangacha dúchais agus teangacha pobail**

Dé Luain, 2 Meán Fómhair, Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste

Cainteoir lánseisiúin: Fhiona Mackay, Stiúrthóir, Scotland's National Centre for Language (SCILT)


Call for papers

(Abstract deadline: Wednesday 9 January 2019.)

Brexit has turned the attention of UK policymakers to foreign shores in new ways. ‘Global Britain’ is a major watchword, as the UK attempts to carve out a meaningful place on the world stage and increase economic and political relationships beyond Europe.

What impact will all this have on language policy? How can policy support the teaching of major European languages? Which languages will be deemed more important than they are now? And how might this shifting economic and diplomatic focus influence policy approaches to ‘indigenous’ and ‘community’ languages, in education and more widely?

We invite papers that speak to these broad themes. And, as in previous years, we also welcome submissions considering the impact of Brexit on other areas of UK language policy.

As well as academically informed submissions, we are also keen to receive submissions informed by policy or practice. Please get in touch with the organisers if you are unsure.

Abstract submission and non-presenting attendee registration are at the bottom of this page. Papers will last 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for questions.

As in previous years, UKLPAB is free for presenters and attendees. We thank Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Arts, English and Languages, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council for their kind support.

Please share! https://twitter.com/DaveJSayers/status/1069576724390834178

Glaoch ar pháipéir

(Spriocdháta d’achoimrí: Dé Luain 9 Eanáir 2019.)

Tá lucht déanta polasaithe na Ríochta Aontaithe ag díriú a n-aird ar áiteanna i gcéin ar bhealaí úra i ngeall ar Brexit. Tá caint mhór anois ar ‘An Bhreatain Dhomhanda’ agus an RA ag iarraidh ionad tábhachtach a bhaint amach di féin ar stáitse an domhain is caidrimh pholaitíochta is eacnamaíochta a mhéadú lastall den Eoraip.

Cén tionchar a bheidh aige seo ar fad ar pholasaí teanga? Cén dóigh is féidir le polasaí tacú le teagasc na mórtheangacha Eorpacha? Cé acu de na teangacha a measfar tábhacht níos mó a bheith leo feasta? Cén dóigh a rachaidh an fócas luaineach seo i gcúrsaí eacnamaíochta agus taidhleoireachta i bhfeidhm ar pholasaí i dtaca le teangacha iasachta agus teangacha pobail sa chóras oideachais agus i gcomhthéacsanna níos leithne?

Cuireann muid fáilte roimh pháipéir ar na téamaí thuas agus (mar a chuir cheana) ar thionchar an Bhreatimeachta ar réimsí eile polasaí teanga sa RA.

Ba mhaith linn tairiscintí a fháil chomh maith ar pháipéir a bhaineann le taithí is le cleachtas polasaí. Bí i dteagmháil leis na heagraithe má bhíonn aon éiginnteacht ann faoi fheiliúnacht an ábhair atá ar intinn agat.

Tá foirm a bhaineann le hachoimrí a chur isteach is le clárú lucht freastail ag bun an leathanaigh seo. 20 bomaite atá ar fáil do pháipéar a thabhairt móide 10 bomaite sa bhreis do cheisteanna.

Tá UKLPAB saor in aisce do láithreoirí is don lucht freastail mar a bhí cheana. Gabhann muid ár mbuíochas le Scoil na nEalaíon, an Bhéarla is na dTeangacha, in Ollscoil na Banríona Béal Feirste, agus leis an Chomhairle um Thaighde sna hEalaíona is sna Daonnachtaí as flaithiúlacht a gcuid tacaíochta.

Scaip Le Do Thoil! https://twitter.com/DaveJSayers/status/1069576724390834178

Regards / Le meas,
Dave Sayers, Janice Carruthers, Mícheál Ó Mainnín

Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132
Senior Lecturer, Dept Language & Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland | www.jyu.fi
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
Communications Secretary, BAAL Language Policy group | www.langpol.ac.uk
dave.sayers@cantab.net | http://jyu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

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