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Fourth Interlinguistics Symposium: The role of international languages from the time of Zamenhof to the modern multicultural world

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Ludwik Zamenhof, the initiator of the international language Esperanto and a great supporter of intercultural dialogue. In light of his achievements UNESCO selected Zamenhof as one of its eminent personalities of 2017. The conference will commemorate the life and …

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Symposium on the Politics of Language Policy at the Local Level

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SOAS University of London (UK), United Kingdom

Deadline for submissions: Friday 14th July 2017 Language Policy is highly political and often controversial, with official top-down policy criticized by scholars for serving dominant political interests and reproducing unequal power relations. This one-day symposium aims to move the discussion forwards by treating Language Policy as a dynamic socio-cultural process. …

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