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Language and Democracy

Language and Democracy

Tampere, Finland, 24-26 August 2017

We are pleased to announce an international conference on Language and Democracy organized by the Modern Language Society, to be held at the University of Tampere on 24-26 August 2017.

To celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Society and the 100th anniversary of the Finnish Declaration of Independence, we seek to enhance our understanding of the notion of “democracy” in language use, and particularly invite papers that systematically study democratic language practices in a socio-cultural context, or model the interplay of language and democracy from a more theoretical perspective.

The key themes of the conference are language and equality, language ideologies, language policies, multilingualism, discourses of democracy, and media discourse and democracy.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

Professor Ruth Wodak, University of Lancaster
Professor Jörg Kilian, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Professor Sirpa Leppänen, University of Jyväskylä
Dr Albin Wagener, CoDiRe, Université de Nantes

The working languages of the conference are English, French and German, but the papers examining the relationship of language and democracy in other languages are also welcome.

The extended deadline for presentation and poster abstracts is 15 February 2017. Please send your abstract of 300-500 words as a PDF to langdem2017@uta.fi.

Organizing committee

Dinah Krenzler-Behm, University of Tampere
Meri Larjavaara, Åbo Akademi
Annikki Liimatainen, University of Tampere
Minna Nevala, University of Tampere
Päivi Pahta (chair), University of Tampere
Veera Saarimäki (secretary), University of Tampere
Ulla Tuomarla, University of Helsinki

 
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