Panel on Pluricentric Languages in the Contemporary World: Socio-cultural and Pragmatic Aspects

Country: Greece

City: Athens

Abstr. due: 30.04.2016

Dates: 04.06.16 — 07.07.16

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: atiner@atiner.gr

Organizers: ATINER

 

The Languages and Linguistics Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), will hold A Panel on Pluricentric Languages in the Contemporary World: Socio-cultural and Pragmatic Aspects, 4-7 July 2016, Athens, Greece as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics.

The panel is soliciting papers (in English only) from all areas of languages, linguistics and other related disciplines.  Areas of interest include (but are not confined to):

    Globalization processes and their influence on languages
    Language and migration
    The role of language in the “knowledge economy”
    Commodification of language as an impetus for minority language maintenance
    Instrumental and symbolic roles of contact languages
    Translation as a cultural bridge between languages
    Material culture of bilingual and multilingual groups
    Evolution of pragmatic norms of languages used away from metropolia
    Heritage language speakers: A challenge for educational systems
    Linguistic human rights: Between law and practice
    The role of bilinguals and multilinguals in cultural diplomacy
 

Conference Web-Site: www.atiner.gr/lngplu