12-14 October: Multilingualism: minority & majority perspectives
The conference brought together scholars from different disciplines who explore issues of multilingualism from minority and majority perspectives.
Abstracts and some of the powerpoints of the presentations given may be viewed here.
About the conference
On 12 to 14 October the LANGSCAPE conference, Multilingualism: minority & majority perspectives, took place in Ljouwert, the capital of Fryslân, the Netherlands.
The conference was hosted by Mercator European Research Centre as part of the LANGSCAPE network. Main topic: "multilingualism from minority and majority perspectives". Themes under discussion included: identities, perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, motivations, norms, behaviour, language policies.
In addition to the main conference, a doctoral seminar was held from October 12th to 14th 2017. Click here for more information.
LANGSCAPE is an international research network engaging in plurilingualism, language education and language learning.
LANGSCAPE responds to the tendencies of linguistic, cultural, and methodological fragmentation in foreign/second/further language research by strengthening plurilingualism and diversity, and by giving special consideration to the social impact of mobility, migration, class, and gender as expressions of linguistic/cultural empowerment and integration.
About Mercator European Research Centre
This conference is hosted by Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning. This research institute, located in the capital of the minority language province Fryslân, researches multilingual education and language learning in Europe. For policy makers and professional workers, it is an independent and recognized reference centre.