[PLing] INFO: CfP – 5th International Language Management Symposium, Regensburg, September 12-14, 2017

Stefan Michael Newerkla stefan.newerkla at univie.ac.at
Tue Sep 13 09:41:19 CEST 2016

*5th International Language Management Symposium:**
**Interests and Power in Language Management*
Dates: September 12-14, 2017 (Tue, Wed & Thu)
Venue: University of Regensburg, Faculty of Arts, Regensburg, Germany

Building upon various approaches in Language Policy and Planning (LPP), 
particularly Language Management Theory (LMT), the Fifth Language 
Management Symposium welcomes papers highlighting interests and power in 
language management.

Interests and power have been long acknowledged as important factors in 
various approaches in LPP. Despite this fact, it is not an exaggeration 
to claim that they have been devoted little focused attention compared 
to other factors such as motivation in or goals of LPP. Though the 
foundational paper of LMT published by B. H. Jernudd and J. V. Neustupný 
in 1987, entitled “Language planning: for whom?”, was devoted to the 
issue of interests, this topic has not been taken up and elaborated upon 
even in this LPP research tradition. The aim of this symposium, 
therefore, is to focus on the themes of interests and power and discuss 
their role and use in language management.

*Call for individual papers*
We invite proposals for papers which reflect any topic related to 
language management and particularly, the special focus of the 
symposium. Questions for discussion include (but are not limited to):
• types of personal or group interests involved in language management;
• divergent/conflicting interests in language management;
• masking, revealing and legitimizing interests in language management;
• power, powerlessness and empowerment in asserting various kinds of 
• power and interests in various phases of linguistic, communication and 
socio-cultural management;
• power and interests in management of speaking in particular interactions;
• sources of power (cultural, social, political, economic or others) 
that shape language management;
• power to propose, formulate, defend, participate in or implement a 
language policy;
• forming coalitions of actors in language management;
• the use and management of power to change/maintain language or 
• ways of establishing or enforcing norms of language and communication

Abstracts (300-500 words) should be sent to the address below by January 
20, 2017. The abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee 
and the authors will be informed by e-mail by February 28, 2017.

*Abstract submission*
Abstracts should be e-mailed to: symposium.interests-power at ur.de
Registration fee: free of charge
Notification of acceptance of proposals: February 28, 2017

*Invited speakers*
Jeroen Darquennes (Université de Namur, Belgique)
Björn H. Jernudd (independent scholar, Washington, D.C.)
Goro Christoph Kimura (Sophia University, Tokyo)

*Scientific committee*
Nor Liza Ali (University Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)
Vít Dovalil (Charles University, Prague)
Lisa Fairbrother (Sophia University, Tokyo)
Sau Kuen Fan (Kanda University of International Studies, Tokyo)
István Lanstyák (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Hidehiro Muraoka (Chiba University)
Marek Nekula (University of Regensburg)
Jiří Nekvapil (Charles University, Prague)
Tamah Sherman (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)

*Local organizing committee*
Marek Nekula (chair)
Björn Hansen
Jiří Nekvapil
Paul Rössler
Kateřina Šichová
Marián Sloboda
Halina Zawiszová

About the Language Management Symposium series “Noting or noticing” 
being an essential condition for the start of language management, the 
first international symposium on language management was devoted to 
“probing of the concept of noting”, and held at Monash University 
(Clayton, Melbourne) in 2008. The second symposium addressing “norm 
diversity and language management in globalized settings” took place at 
Waseda University (Tokyo) in 2011. The third symposium held at Charles 
University (Prague) in 2013 focused on methodology used in the 
investigation of language management. In 2015, Sophia University (Tokyo) 
hosted the fourth symposium devoted to reconsidering ‘the process’ in 
language management. These symposia were closely connected with the 
conceptual tools of LMT in the vein of J. V. Neustupný and B. H. Jernudd.

Though the announced fifth symposium on interests and power follows up 
on this research tradition, it is also intended to open new horizons and 
thus welcomes incentives from other approaches in LPP as well.
For further information on symposia held so far, see
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