Going to the IALIC conference

Hi there! I have read that some of us are going to Barcelona for the IALIC conference 2016. Congratulations to those who are presenting their ongoing projects and those who are also attending this beautiful event. I am excited and happy to participate in this conference. I have a lot of questions already for those who have attended the IALIC in previous years (e.g. what hotel do […]

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LANTERN — looking ahead

After the very successful Kaleidoscope event last week, and mindful of the valuable Lantern Lunch-time Talk series which really took off this year, I am now thinking about the future, one in which Susan Dawson steps down from her lead role in stimulating, curating, and feeding our community of researchers. A big “THANK YOU” is in order for this role […]

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New Book: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM ELF

Edited by the organisers of the ELF6 Conference in Rome, it has been published by RomaTrE-Press   (Roma Tre University Press) The book is composed by 24 chapters and it is divided into three parts: 1) ELF, language teaching and teacher education; 2) Communication in plurilingual and migration contexts: attitudes and interactions; 3) ELF in business and academia. The twenty-four chapters […]

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And another free event in Edinburgh – The Unit of Analysis in Multilingual Interactions: Where Do We Draw the Line? Professor Suresh Canagarajah

17th June 2016 at 3pm Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus Professor Suresh Canagarajah (Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Departments of Applied Linguistics and English and Director of the Migration Studies Project, Pennsylvania State University) The Unit of Analysis in Multilingual Interactions: Where Do We Draw the Line? Organised by: Edinburgh Napier Languages Group in collaboration with SAS University of London Followed […]

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Free event in Edinburgh – Language revitalisation and linguistic superdiversity: Prospects and challenges, Professor Stephen May

  9th May 2016 at 5pm Heriot-Watt University Professor Stephen May (international authority on language rights, language policy and bilingualism) Language revitalisation and linguistic superdiversity: Prospects and challenges Organised by The Intercultural Research Centre in collaboration with EU COST Action 1S1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe http://www.nspk.org.uk/ This is a free event but places are limited. Please sign up […]

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Next in the Research Methods in Intercultural Communication seminar series, Edinburgh Napier

This conference features alumnus Vivien Zhou  You are warmly invited to the third in the seminar series Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, hosted by the Languages Group at Edinburgh Napier. Wednesday 4th May, 3 – 4.30pm, Room 3/04, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ – map here   3 pm: John O’Regan (UCL, Institute of Education) Some reflections on method in intercultural communication education and […]

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The English tone of voice: Lecture with David Crystal, University of Huddersfield, Friday 13th May

Babel is pleased to announce our second annual lecture, which will be given by David Crystal. The lecture will take place on the 13th May, 2016 in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul’s Hall at the University of Huddersfield, and is free for all to attend. David Crystal is a celebrated linguist, as well as being Babel’s very own Linguistic […]

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Dewey 2016 [Abstract Accepted]

Dear All, I am pleased to let you know that my abstract for the Dewey 2016 conference has been accepted. ABSTRACT Understanding Reflexivity in Light of Dewey’s ‘Trying’ and ‘Undergoing’ 1 Introduction Drawing on John Dewey’s Democracy and Education (1916), this paper focuses on one of the text’s central themes, namely that of ‘learning from experience’. I start by shedding […]

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Call for papers: Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality CFP, Sheffield Hallam, September 2016

A broadly defined conference for those looking for something more interdisciplinary. The concept of transnationality is increasingly common currency in the globalized world. Modern Languages, both implicitly or explicitly, deals with the transnational aspects of cultures and, as a discipline, it is hence ideally suited to have societal impact on the construction of transnational education. Intercultural citizenship, in particular, is […]

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