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MEITS symposium will take place from June 7th to 8th 2018 at Université Paris Nanterre
It is organized in the framework of the research project MEITS (“Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals Transforming Societies”, PI Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Cambridge, GB).
You will find here all the information you need about the symposium!

Co-organized by :  Françoise Gadet, Olivier Baude and Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus

Organization contact : Anaïs Moreno

Keynote presentations (in alphabetical order) :

Maria Candea (Paris Sorbonne-Nouvelle, France):
“Dealing with ‘accentism’ and standard ideology in a Parisian suburban school”

Philippe Hambye (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium):
“Vernacular French vs standard French at school: indeterminate legitimacies”

Jürgen Jaspers (Brussels, Belgium)
“Chronic ambivalence in class: managing ideological dilemmas in monolingual schools populated by multilingual pupils”

Paul Kerswill (York, Great Britain):
“Demography vs. identity in the formation of new urban youth varieties”

Bente A. Svendsen (Oslo, Norway)
“Urban Speech across Space and Time.
Social Meanings, Power and Contestations of Language in Globalised Cities”

Heike Wiese (Potsdam, Germany):
“Youth in the city: the dynamics of urban diversity”

Scientific board :

Jannis Androutsopoulos (D, Hamburg)
Gaetano Berruto (I, Torino)
Maria Candea (F, Paris Sorbonne-Nouvelle)
Lorenzo Devilla (I, Sassari)
Margreet Dorleijn (NL, Amsterdam)
Rob Drummond (GB, Manchester Metropolitan)
Emmanuelle Guerin (F, Orléans)
Philippe Hambye (B, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve)
Jürgen Jaspers (B, Brussels Free University)
Paul Kerswill (GB, York)
Jacomine Nortier (NL, Utrecht)
Elena Pistolesi (I, Modena)
Pia Quist (DK, Copenhagen)
Ben Rampton (GB, King’s College London)
Yazgül Simsek (D, Münster)
Bente A. Svendsen (N, Oslo)
Cyril Trimaille (F, Grenoble3)
Heike Wiese (D, Potsdam)

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