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Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2012

September 6 - 8, 2012
University of Calgary

Plenary Speakers:
* Francois Grin, University of Geneva
* Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University
* Peter Ives, University of Winnipeg

This international conference will be held at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. We invite papers that approach language policy from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a variety of contexts, from the local/institutional to national/global. We invite abstracts (500 words maximum) for papers in any of the following areas:

Language policy and political theory
Official language policies
Language policy and lingua franca
Heritage language policies
Language policy and globalization
Ideologies and language policies
Language policies in school settings
National identities and language policies
Language policy and the economics of the workplace
Non-official languages in mainstream classrooms
Language policies and social mobility
Language attrition, language revitalization and language policies
Language policies and transnational communities

Abstracts should be 500 words maximum including all references. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2012.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two experts in the field. Final decisions will be sent to authors by June 15, 2012. Each paper presentation should be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion. You can submit a maximum of two contributions, one as author and one as co-author or discussant.

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