Dissemination of InCoLaS work for social impact

Participants: Sirpa Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä), Ben Rampton (King’s College, London), Janus Spindler Møller (University of Copenhagen) & Jef van der Aa (Tilburg University)

This special interest group focuses on the dissemination of theoretical and empirical work conducted by InCoLaS partners on language and superdiversity to practitioners, teachers, policy-makers, students, scholars and academic communities. More specifically, the aim is to develop a set of audio-visual and textual resources, and an open access digital platform for their dissemination, in the context provided by the InCoLaS website. In these ways, an attempt is made to ensure wide availability and accessibility of these resources.

The materials will include
a) seminal lectures and talks given by InCoLaS participants online, including with these a feedback loop for audiences;
b) shorter audio-visual and textual information summaries, highlighting particular orientations, concepts, methodological solutions, findings relevant in the study of language and superdiversity;
c) audio-visual and print training materials and activities;
d) position paper, involving recommendations for policy and practice
e) references to seminars, conference panels and presentations and academic publications by the team, as well as links to academic publications

The themes and topics that these resources will address include at least the following:

  1. Everyday languaging and enregisterment
    a. Video lectures, summaries, readings provided by Martha Sif Karrebæk, Lian Malai Madsen, Janus Spindler Møller, Thomas Rørbeck Nørreby & Andreas Stæhr (University of Copenhagen)
  2. Multilingualism and multisemioticity in transcultural social media
    a. Video lectures, summaries, readings provided by Sirpa Leppänen, Samu Kytölä, Saija Peuronen & Elina Westinen (University of Jyväskylä)
  3. ‘Multilingualism remixed’
    a. Video lectures, summaries, readings provided by Quentin Williams. Chris Stroud & Amiena Peck (University of Western Cape)
  4. Sign languages and multilingualism
    a. Video lectures, summaries, readings provided by Annelies Kusters (Max Planck Institute for the study of ethnic and religious diversity, Göttingen)
  5. Sociolinguistics and security
    a. Video lectures, summaries, readings provided by Charalambous Constadina (European University Cyprus, Panayiota Charalambous (King’s College London), Kamran Khan (University of Leicester) & Ben Rampton (King’s College London)
  6. Complexity, mobility, migration
    a. Video lectures, summaries, readings provided by Jan Blommaert, Max Spotti & Jef Van der Aa

Activities:

1st meeting (duration 2 days) – spring term 2017

  • Planning the contents of the materials
  • Designing the platforms and media in co-operation with ICT experts
  • Planning the position paper on policy and practice

Budget: 1250 euros (partly covering the travel and accommodation costs of 4-5 participants to the venue (in Jyväskylä)

2nd meeting (duration 2 days) – autumn term 2017

  • Preparing the 1st draft of the position paper
  • Finalizing the contents of the open access resources
  • Organizing the contents and functionality of the media sites

Budget: 1250 euros (travel and accommodation costs of 4-5 participants to the venue (in Copenhagen)

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