Contextualizing Linguistic Diversity in Institutional Settings
For this two-day research workshop we wish to gather a variety of perspectives on the – individual, institutional, or political – management of linguistic diversity in different institutional settings.
‘Linguistic diversity’ is a concept around which many research projects are organized in linguistic, anthropological, cultural, educational and other studies. The aim of our workshop is to initiate discussion between scholars researching ‘linguistic diversity’ in various institutional surroundings and to reflect on its conditions, consequences and challenges in ongoing research projects.
‘Institutional settings’ may, on the one hand, refer to particular institutions, such as a school or kindergarten, a company or a public authority. On the other hand, in discourse and language use, various kinds of institutional settings affect interactions between participants. Participants enact institutional roles, and institutional settings define social hierarchies and other frames. Linguistic diversity (on the individual level, in society, or as part of the institutional frames) is managed and contextualized in various ways, in interaction, through language ideologies, active language management, or multimodal frames in linguistic landscapes.
Beyond individual presentations, the workshop will provide space for discussions surrounding research practices, ideologies of ‘linguistic diversity’ in the field and in research, and the role of the researcher vis-à-vis institutional structures and vice versa.
Jürgen Jaspers (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Dorte Lønsmann (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Thursday (room B1004)
09:15-09:30 Workshop opening
09:30-10:15 Tamás Péter Szabó (University of Jyväskylä):
Co-constructing and experiencing linguistic diversity in educational spaces in Hungary: an interaction-oriented language ideological study
10:20-11:05 Carola Kleemann (UiT):
Language practices in a Sámi kindergarten in Norway
11:10-11:55 Prue Goredema (Technische Universität Chemnitz):
Where confusion stems from: Learning to teach in a foreign language
13:30-14:30 Jürgen Jaspers (Université Libre de Bruxelles):
Between the devil and multiple deep seas: implementing monolingual language policy in a context of linguistic diversity
14:35-15:20 Hilde Sollid (UiT):
Schools as language ideological combat grounds or quiet zones?
Friday (room E0104)
09:30-10:30 Dorte Lønsmann (Copenhagen Business School):
Managing linguistic diversity in a global company: Management vs. employee perspectives
10:35-11:20 Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta (Örebro University):
Languaging and diversity-at-work inside, across and outside educational, work-place and virtual arenas. Contextualizing accountings and performances
11:25-12:10 Florian Hiss (UiT):
Multilingual interactions at the boundaries of institutional discourse
13:30-14:15 Åse Mette Johansen & Sirkka Seljevold (UiT):
Ethnographic/sociolinguistic film: Language emotions
15:20-15:30 Workshop closing
Florian Hiss (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway) // Project: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity at Work (NFR/SAMKUL)
Tamás Péter Szabó (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) // Project: Finding own words Metadiscourses, identities and strategies in students’ and teachers’ interactive practices in standard and alternative settings. (EU FP7 Marie Curie IEF)
Hilde Sollid (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway)