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Linguistic Dominance and Inequality conference

Tid: 2017-11-15 13:00 -- 2017-11-16 17:00
Plats: Niagara Buildning, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
Målgrupp: Open for all

With this conference, The Department of Language and Linguistics at Malmö University aims to contribute to the sharing and spreading of research on issues relating to linguistic dominance and inequality.

The conference theme Linguistic dominance and inequality is for several reasons topical in Sweden today and in particular the city of Malmö. It is a truly multilingual city, where more than 40% of the population is born abroad or has parents born abroad. Malmö University has a strong commitment towards widening participation in higher education. English in Sweden is taking on a role as a second rather than foreign language, which poses additional language learning challenges for those immigrants who have with limited prior exposure to English.

Registration 

Registration opens: August 15
Deadline for registration: October 30

Costs: The conferens is free.

Use this link to register to the conference

Subthemes for the conference

We invite workshop presentations on the following interrelated subthemes:

  • Multilingual urban settings
  • The role of language in widening participation to higher education
  • Academic and professional language and the status of English 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 11th 2017
  • Outcome of decision process by: September 15th 2017
  • Conference dates: November 15th-16th

Invited speakers

Prof. Gisela Håkansson, Lund University/Østfold University College
Prof. Björn Melander, Uppsala University
Prof. Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School
Dr. Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen

 Link to conference webpage for more information

We look forward to seeing you at the Linguistic dominance and inequality conference.

Senast uppdaterad av Mathias Persson