“Multilingual reflections”

Mettewie, L. (Speaker)

Activity: Other activity typesExternal academic/scientific engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Description

Today, multilingualism is considered as part of society and of “strategic importance for people” both at an individual, social and economic level (www.unesco.org, http://ec.europa.eu/languages). However, dealing, implementing and valorising multilingualism (or not) depends on socio-political, economic and historical characteristics of a particular country or region. According to the context, languages are seen as rights, assets or problems (Baker 2006) with far-reaching consequences at different levels of societal organisation. In this course, we will focus on some aspects of multilingualism as mirrors of society, reflecting language policies, language positioning and relationships between language communities. We will reflect on the issues that multilingualism raise and reveal, as well as the ways to research multilingualism as reflections of socio-political contexts. http://www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2012_Zomerschool_Utrecht/course%20descriptions/Mettewie.php
Period2 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Event title“Multilingual reflections”, One-week-course at the LOT Summerschool: LOT Summerschool
Event typeSeminar
LocationUtrecht, Armenia

Keywords

  • Multilingualism
  • Education
  • Linguistic Landscapes