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ILA 2019 CONFERENCE

The International Literacy Association 2019 Conference (ILA 2019) is an ideal forum for literacy professionals to share their knowledge and best practices and to network with colleagues. The educational programming that is submitted, reviewed, and selected by literacy educators is key to the event’s success. Due to space and time limitations, only an estimated 30% of submissions can be accepted each year. This acceptance rate maintains
a high-quality level of programming—and it’s a primary reason ILA conferences are so successful. All reviewed proposals must be submitted electronically via the ILA 2019 Proposal Submission Site.


11TH PAN-AFRICAN LITERACY FOR ALL CONFERENCE 2019

the Reading Association of Uganda (RAU) in conjunction with its African umbrella organizations- the International Development Committee in Africa (IDC-A) and the International Literacy Association (ILA) will host literacy Researchers, Policy makers, Sociologists, Multilateral partners, Curriculum specialists, literacy educators to a forum of experts to share evidence-based findings, practices and policies that interrogate the role of literacy in bridging the Equity


LSA Solicits Feedback on Statement on Race

The draft LSA Statement on Race has several, interrelated aims: to address inequality in linguistics, to inform research on language and race and its intersections, to help empower and welcome people from various racial backgrounds into linguistics, and to broaden the conversation on race so that future work can best promote diversity and inclusion.


Language in the Media 8 

Initiated in 2005, and previously hosted in the UK, USA, Ireland, Germany and South Africa, Language in the Media (LiM) visits South America for the first time. The theme of the 2019 conference dealing with language and the mediatisation of resistance is particularly relevant these days, in view of the tensions, intolerance and polarization we have been experiencing worldwide.


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2019 Emerging Scholars & New Research in Southern Africa

Journal of Southern African Studies

The Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS, UK) will host a three-day Early Career Scholars’ Writing Workshop on 16-18 July 2019 at the National University of Lesotho, Roma Campus. Primarily, this Workshop is intended to benefit early-to-mid-career scholars working in the Universities of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, though a few places will be available for scholars from other parts of southern Africa.


International Symposium on Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture

The Faculty of Humanities at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the
Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam are
pleased to announce the International Symposium on Linguistics, Cognition, and
Culture (LCC), to be held in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) on 13-15 March 2019.

LCC 2019 aims to bring together researchers in the fields of cognitive,
cultural and/or anthropological linguistics, interactional sociolinguistics,
and intercultural communication. The main objective is to trigger a deeper
reflection upon the relationship between language, cognition, and culture in
Brazil and beyond.


 


International Webinar for Emergent Researchers of
Multilingualism and Education

The World Education Research Association (WERA) is pleased to announce an international
webinar for emerging scholars on Implications of Societal Multilingualism for Language
Education. This WERA webinar is being undertaken in cooperation with the Coordination
Office for Research on Multilingualism and Language Education (aka KoMBi) at the University
of Hamburg and Dr. Gregory Poarch at the University of Münster.

For more check out WERA Webinar Call


Kiswahili gets minister’s stamp to be taught in SA schools


ACALAN to launch its online TV

The African Academy of languages (ACALAN) is set to launch its online TV. The launching is expected to take place at the meeting of experts on African languages in Lome, Togo from 01 to 05 October 2018 . With the lunch of ACALAN online TV, millions of Africans and lovers of African languages across the world , will have the opportunity to be part of the meeting African Languages expects.


South Africa has 11 official languages but some are saying indigenous languages are under threat.


2019 Congress

The 9th Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies will be hosted in South Africa, at Stellenbosch University, from 9 to 13 September 2019. Look forward to exploring the congress theme of Living Translation: People, Processes, Products with colleagues from around the world.


 Journal for Translation Studies in Africa JTSA inaugural (special) edition: Call for papers

The majority of the world’s population lives in what is commonly known as emerging or developing countries. Most of these countries are highly multilingual and present a wealth of institutionalised and informal translation and interpreting (T&I) practices. In numerous African countries in particular, many citizens have limited mastery of their country’s official language (Djité, 2008), and T&I can play an important developmental role by contributing to the emergence of shared representations and social forms (Mazrui, 2016). This role can only be understood by adopting a non-reductionist perspective, which takes into account the plurality of cultural, political and economic factors that influence how populations experience development (Marais, 2014) and how they embrace or resist the social changes brought about in its name (Rist, 2015; Olivier de Sardan, 1995).


Seminar: Multilingual and Intercultural Education – Theory and practice from Latin America and Norway

This seminar aims to strengthen connections among Norwegian and Latin American scholars of multilingual and intercultural education, and is supported by the Norwegian Latin America Research Network.


11TH PAN-AFRICAN LITERACY FOR ALL CONFERENCE 2019

In the close to three (3) decades following the Jomitien conference (1990) and the Dakar framework for action a year later, most African leaders have mobilized their countries’ resources towards implementation of Universal Primary Education and this has had a great impact on the continent.

In view of that, the Reading Association of Uganda (RAU) in conjunction with its African umbrella organizations- the International Development Committee in Africa (IDC-A) and the International Literacy Association (ILA) will host literacy Researchers, Policy makers, Sociologists, Multilateral partners, Curriculum specialists, literacy educators to a forum of experts to share evidence-based findings, practices and policies that interrogate the role of literacy in bridging the Equity gap.


“Integrationism and Philosophies of Language: Emerging Alternative Epistemologies in the Global North and the Global South”

The annual International Conference on Integrationism (aka Integrational Linguistics) will be
held at the Pennsylvania State University, August 30 to September 2, 2019, hosted by the
Department of Applied Linguistics and the African Studies program. The conference hopes “to contribute towards the development of scholarship in Applied Linguistics and African Studies from decidedly Global South perspectives, that is those regions of the world which have been the object of colonialism. These perspectives have also been labeled under the term Southern Theory. The Global South is also found in the Global North in regions and parts of cities occupied by immigrants and the socio-politically and economically vulnerable.” 


8th International “Language in the Media” conference – LiM 2019 

Language in the Media (LiM) visits South America for the first time. The theme of the 2019 conference dealing with language and the mediatisation of resistance is particularly relevant these days, in view of the tensions, intolerance and polarization we have been experiencing worldwide.


International Forum of Culture, Literature and Applied Linguistics: practices and transgressions

This conference, organized by the Research Group “Identity and Reading”, from UFPR, was conceived in honour of Professor Lynn Mario Trindade Menezes de Souza (USP), whose name has become a reference in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Cultural Studies and Literature, both in Brazil and internationally.


Call for chapters in an Edited Volume on Multilingual Learning in Low-Resource Contexts


Locating the Urban University : International Dialogues with South African Policy and Practice

Linking research on the urban university at Georgia State University and the Human Sciences Research Council, this workshop offers an interactive forum to discuss strategic trends and challenges facing South African universities, and their relationship with cities, in context of a rapidly urbanizing and globalizing world.


15 EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS (ESRS)/PHD STUDENTS

We are recruiting 15 ESRs to work for MultiMind while they do their PhD in one of the beneficiary institutions. See the section ‘Work packages and projects’ for a description of each project, information about the organisation and country where each project will be based, the main supervisor and the supervising committee.


Call for papers: University Public Engagement with Urban Multilingualism.

Abstracts are invited for an event on ‘University Public Engagement with Urban Multilingualism’, which will take place on 20-22 February 2019 at the University of Manchester.


On the Boarder of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World.

Interesting research on learning about using artistic inquiry for research – how we could use artistic enquiry to establish a better understanding of multilingualism itself, about the process of language learning (becoming multilingual) and a language learner (being/ becoming a multilingual language speaker);


Associate Professor in Multilingualism with an emphasis on Second Language Acquisition (SLA)


Manufacturing Multilingualisms of Marginality in Mozambique: Exploring the Orders of Visibility of Local African Languages

Manuel Guissemo

Academic dissertation for the Degree of Philosophy in Bilingualism at Stockholm University.

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Why the decoloniality struggle surprised South Africans


ALASA19 and Sintu7, Cape Town, July 2018

The 19th Interim Conference of the African Languages Association of Southern Africa Conference. Theme: “#African Languages and Protest” and Sintu7: 7th International Conference on Bantu languages at The River Club, Mowbray, Cape Town.

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Dates: 9–11th July 2018

More informationcaldi.uct.ac.za/…/ALASA19-Sintu7.pdf


International Congress of Linguists, Cape Town, July 2018

The Congress is held every five years, and is meant to showcase current developments in Linguistics. The Congress will run over five days, have a plenary panel on linguistics in South Africa, nine plenary speakers covering a range of major sub-fields, 10 paper sessions each with its own focus speaker, up to 30 workshops, and several poster sessions. While speakers and topics are drawn from a wide international pool, ICL 20 will take the additional opportunity of showcasing African language research. It will also cover applied linguistic areas of research of vital importance to the African continent and the 21st century at large, with a special extended session on Multilingualism, Education, Policy and Development.

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Dates: 2–6th July 2018

Websiteicl20capetown.com


Reading three great southern lands: from the outback to the Pampa and the Karoo


The 11th Pan-African Literacy for All Literacy Conference 2019

Kampala, Uganda

Tentative Period of Conference: July-August 2019

We’re preparing information regarding the next Pan-African Conference 2019 (PALFA) which will be available on a new conference website: www.literacyuganda.org (under construction) in June 2018.

Kindly reserve the dates and plan to be part of the conference in the beautiful “Pearl of Africa”.

 Email  raureads@gmail.com for inquiries.

To add the email addresses of colleagues to this mail group or to change your email address, contact judithbakr@gmail.com.


Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2018) A Global South Dialogue on African Art and Historical Narratives from D.R. Congo

A very interesting new issue from Artl@s on debates about art history around the Congo. Source: Artl@s Bulletin | Scholarly Publishing Services Open Access Journals | Purdue University


The volume editors of the Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies (forthcoming 2020), Sharlene Swartz, Adam Cooper, Clarence Batan and Rosa-Maria Camarena-Cordova, invite contributions and partnerships towards this important and exciting new project. Please feel free to circulate this call to other colleagues who you think will have a contribution to make.

 Why a new handbook?

 Ninety percent of the world’s youth live in Africa, Latin America and the developing countries of Asia. Despite this, the field of Youth Studies, like many other academic domains, is dominated by the knowledge economy of the global North especially WENA (Western Europe, North America and Australia), with its associated universities, disciplines, theories, journals and conferences. While Northern Youth Studies’ theory and research provides insights into the lives of Southern youth, it contains assumptions and generalisations that are contextually incongruent with Southern youth’s life-worlds. To address these geo-political imbalances, this handbook turns the gaze of Youth Studies onto youth living in the global South and the theories and practices needed to address their lives. It is hoped that the handbook will function as an intervention to re-orient Youth Studies as a whole. In other words, the handbook will ask what do Southern theorists have to contribute to the study of youth in the Global South, and how might these ideas contribute to Global Youth Studies?

 Handbook outline

 We attach the full details of the proposal accepted by Oxford University Press separately but summarise it below.

 Foreword

Chapter 1               INTRODUCTION: Knowledge, epistemicide and justice

 Part 1: The South and Southern Youth

These are foundational chapters and have largely been allocated amongst the editors. Feel free to propose a partnership for any of these chapters or let us know if you’d like to review one of these chapters.

 Chapter 2               THE SOUTH: Who, what and where is the Global South?

Chapter 3               SOUTHERN YOUTH: Who are global South youth and how are they the same as or different to Global North youth?

Chapter 4               SOUTHERN THEORY: What is Southern theory and how does it aid in engaging Southern youth?

Chapter 5               YOUTH STUDIES: What is youth studies and why should Southern youth be studied?

 Part 2: Southern contributions to youth studies – a new perspective linking theoretical concepts to contemporary issues

Here we envisage three essays that address each of the following theoretical aspects of young people in the Global South. Feel free to propose a chapter on a concept not listed here that you believe has salience.

 Chapter 6–8          PERSONHOOD: Being, Identity, Knowing, Belonging, Representation, Equality, Dignity, Humanising, Recognition, Respect

Chapter 9–11       INTERSECTIONALITY: Race, Class, Gender, Inequality, Stratification, Oppression, Domination, Enslavement, and Exploitation

Chapter 12–14    VIOLENCES: Physical violence, Structural violence, Symbolic violence, Decolonisation, Liberation, Freedom, Power, Legacies of oppression

Chapter 15–17    CONSCIOUSNESS: Black Consciousness, Wokeness, Allyship, Conscientising, Critical consciousness, Pitfalls of national consciousness, Corruption, Mobility, Tall poppy syndrome, Symbolic violence, Capitalism, Absence

Chapter 18–20    PRECARITY: Capitals, Marginality, Material deficits, Periphery, Instability, Unpredictability, Resources, Wealth, and Poverty

Chapter 21–23    SOLIDARITY: Collectivity, Community, Participation, Autonomy, Social harmony, Social cohesion, Kinship, Interconnectedness, Capabilities, and Continuity

Chapter 24–26    ONTOLOGICAL INSECURITY: Genocide, Epistemicide, Linguicide, Waithood, Corporatisation

Chapter 27–29    NAVIGATIONAL CAPACITIES: Improvising, Strategising, Hustling, Surviving, Capabilities, Skills

Chapter 30–32    COLLECTIVE AGENCY: Resistance, Revolution, Chimurenga

 Part 3: Defining the field: Southern youth research, policy and practice

Here we envisage a broad overview and proposals for how each area should and could be developed from a Southern perspective, and how these proposals differ from current approaches in the Global North.

 Chapter 33            METHODOLOGIES Emancipatory methodologies and methods from the South

Chapter 34            RESEARCH An evolving agenda for Critical Global South Youth Studies

Chapter 35            INTERVENTIONS Transferable interventions for Southern Youth

Chapter 36            POLICY Innovative Southern youth policy recommendations

Chapter 37            CONCLUSION: Decolonising drifts and shifts, convergences and divergences over time in the South

 What contributions are we looking for?

 We are especially interested in contributions to Section 2, the nine concepts we have identified (for example personhood, intersectionality, violences, consciousness) that we believe will advance our understanding of the lives of youth in one or more regions of the global South. Each essay will be an original work (4,000 words), predominantly by Southern scholars using mainly Southern theorists or their own theoretical frameworks to develop their chapters, to offer insights into the lives of Southern youth. Contributors could also re-imagine and translate Northern theories into Southern contexts. Wherever possible authors should offer comparative perspectives of Southern contexts and young people. For Section 3 authors could make suggestions for how methodologies, research, interventions and policies may be developed from a Southern perspective, and how these differ from current research and practice in the Global North.

 Who would we like to contribute?

 Contributors will predominately be from the Global South (working in either the North or South) or from the diaspora or aboriginal communities in the North. While the handbook is open to contributions from Scholars working on the Global South but who are not from the Global South, we expect these contributions to be in a minority or to be in partnership with Southern scholars.

 What a proposal for a chapter should consist of?

  • The entire proposal should be no more than 1 page long.
  • An abstract of approximately 300 words that describes your ideas for addressing a particular concept, with the theory/ies you will advance or the theorist/s you will use, the key argument you will make, the regions addressed and youth studies issues that will be engaged in their chapter.
  • A brief outline of the proposed chapter including sub-headings and the focus of each sub-section.
  • A short biosketch (150 word maximum) that includes your research areas, national origin, current institution and motivation for involvement in this project.

 Evaluation of submissions

 Proposals will be reviewed by the volume editors according to the following criteria:

  • Does the chapter contribute to advancing a Southern approach to youth studies?
  • Is it an original piece of work, not previously published, and contributing to knowledge?
  • Is it critical and theoretically informed? Does it use empirical evidence?
  • Does it contain some comparative aspects across Southern contexts?
  • Is the author from the Global South or the diaspora, or if not, are there other compelling reasons to accept their contribution?

 Important dates

Call for papers released 20 April 2018
Final date for submission of chapter proposals 15 June 2018
Authors notified of outcome of chapter proposals 30 June 2018
Meeting of contributors in Toronto (for those at ISA Conference) 18 July 2018
Outstanding contributions to be invited 30 July 2018
Final contents and author list to be finalised 15 August 2018
Authors to be contracted as contributors 15 September 2018
Meeting of contributors in Cape Town (for those who can attend) 27-28 November 2018
Authors to submit first draft essays to volume editors for review 15 January to 15 March 2019
Volume Editors to submit initial comments for revision 15 February to 15 April 2019
Authors to submit second drafts to editors for external review 15 May 2019 – 15 June 2019
Volume Editors to submit revision requests to authors 15 June 2019
Authors to submit final chapters to Volume Editors 15 September 2019
Submit final manuscript to OUP 15 October 2019
Publication 6-8 months after that June 2020

 Where to submit proposals?

 Please send questions and proposals (abstract, brief outline and biosketch) to any of the following:

 Sharlene Swartz: sswartz@hsrc.ac.za

Adam Cooper acooper@hsrc.ac.za

Clarence Batan cmbatan@ust.edu.ph

Rosa-Maria Camarena-Cordova rcamaren2001@yahoo.com.mx (Spanish proposals welcome)


In case you missed it, Dr Melanie Cook will be hitting our shores next week…

Date: 12 April 2018
Venue: Hive/Arts Space
Time: 13h00 – 14h30

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The Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research is pleased to be hosting Torun Reite, Stockholm University…

Date: 5 April 2018
Time: 13h00 – 14h30
Venue: Hive/Arts Space

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Call for Papers: Ninth Multidisciplinary Conference on Indigenous Peoples

It’s a great pleasure to invite everyone to the Ninth Multidisciplinary Conference on Indigenous Peoples entitled “Territories in dispute: epistemologies, resistances, spiritualities and rights”, on 30/31 May and 1 June 2018 at the University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University (Middelburg, the Netherlands).

The International Congress of Linguists in Cape Town 2018, under the theme “The Dynamics of Language” is here.  (The congress includes the 2018 meetings of the Linguistics and Applied Language Studies societies of South Africa; and welcomes members of all other societies).  It’s a big all-week affair in the first week of July 2018, covering a wide range of topics in contemporary Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.   A number of workshops cover themes and languages of the African continent. Please take a look at the website and share this link within your academic networks. And do encourage your PhD students to attend and participate.  We look forward to receiving abstracts from you (via our website) and welcoming you to the southern tip of Africa…


NORRAG at CIES: Update

Bulletin #39, we are pleased to share the list of updated sessions featuring NORRAG participation at the CIES conference in Mexico City next week, as well as a list of highlighted sessions with NORRAG Members or affiliates.

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NORRAG’s Highlighted Sessions

We also take this opportunity to share our call for guest editor(s) for NORRAG Special Issue 02 which will focus on the question: “Global Monitoring of National Development: Coercive or Constructive?”

Read the complete call for guest editor(s)


MELLON VISITING ‘GLOBAL SOUTH’ PROFESSORSHIPS AND MELLON ‘GLOBAL SOUTH’ FELLOWSHIPS


The Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research is pleased to be hosting Haley De Korne for a seminar on “Imagining convivial multilingualism in Oaxaca, Mexico.”

Date: 13:00 – 14:30
Venue: Hive/Arts Space
Date: 22nd March 2018

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Children Thriving in Many Languages: In a land of a hundred languages, children are finally allowed to learn in their own.


A Job Vacancy for Senior Researcher at the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research…

UWC Jobs Site


Language Policy and Conflict Prevention – The Oslo Recommendations regarding the Linguistic Rights of National Minorities revisited


Call for papers on Southern Epistemologies

Red Multidisciplinar sobre Pueblos Indígenas Ninth Multidisciplinary Conference on Indigenous Peoples entitled “Territories in dispute: epistemologies, resistances, spiritualities and rights”, on 30/31 May and 1 June 2018 at the University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University (Middelburg, the Netherlands). It welcomes papers on a variety of themes, including Southern Epistemologies: territories, political ecology and the Buen …

RE-IMAGINING MULTILINGUALISMS

New postgraduate module – Jointly offered by UWC & Stellenbosch University, April/May 2018

Find out more here: Reimagining Multilingualism Module Blurb_FINAL


SALZBURG GLOBAL SEMINAR

The Salzburg Statement for a Multilingual World

Please click here for more information: SalzburgGlobal_Statement_586 – Multilingual World EN


UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

Upcoming Conferences in which southern and or marginal perspectives of linguistic diversity feature:

PAST CONFERENCES:

Past Conferences in which southern and or marginal perspectives of linguistic diversity featured can be found here: Conferences


 

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