CFP IALA: Linguistic Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability (Malaysia)

ConferencesCall for Papers: IALA 2024: Linguistic Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-16 August 2024. Deadline: 31 July 2023.

The 21st International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA) World Congress 2024 is part of a celebration of 6 decades of AILA (1964 – 2024). Building on the success of previous congresses, the theme for the 2024 event is Linguistic Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability. Organizers look forward to new outlooks and innovations in research work on various topics in the field of applied linguistics from scholars, academics, professionals in the industry and government. To be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, with the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers as the backdrop, participants will enjoy the bustling city set against lush and serene surroundings that go beyond applied linguistics. Types of presentations and conference tracks available here.

CFP Action Linguistics: Linguistic Diversity & Language Awareness

“PublicationCall for Chapters: Action linguistics!  Reinforcing linguistic diversity and language awareness through participatory research. Editors: Heini Lehtonen & Janne Saarikivi. Deadline for abstract only: March 2, 2020.

The volume Action linguistics!  Reinforcing linguistic diversity and language awareness through participatory research, being edited by Heini Lehtonen and Janne Saarikivi brings together scholars working on linguistic diversity and language awareness, minorities, language and power, and education. Contributors should share a methodological orientation towards linguistic ethnography and action research in linguistically diverse settings. In particular, editors invite submissions from projects that include co-operation between linguists and artists, or have an otherwise cross-disciplinary framework. Chapters combining art, participatory research, and language education, are warmly welcome.

Mapping Cultural Diversity

London is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world. Almost two million people speak English as a second language, and across the city, Londoners speak about 300 different languages. A new map shows how those languages show up as you travel along local subway lines.

The map was created by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher at University College London, using new census data. It shows which language is most common after English at each station, with bigger circles for the most popular languages. It’s drawn using the same simple graphic style as the standard subway map.

Adapted from the original article:
Peters, Adele. (2014, December 17). This map shows which languages are most common at every subway stop In London. Co.Exist.


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