UNESCO Chair “Language Policies for Multilingualism”, headquartered at UFSC, holds second edition of International Seminar at the University of Macau
The II International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair “Language Policies for Multilingualism” will take place on 25, 26 and 27 September 2019 in the Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre at the University of Macau, China. The theme of this year’s seminar is “Multilingualism in Greater China, Asia and beyond: Policies, Mobility and Transculturality“.
Headquartered at UFSC and coordinated by Professor Gilvan Müller de Oliveira, from the School of Communication and Arts (CCE), the Chair was established on 5 February 2018 and aims to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on global understanding for sustainability, as well as to facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.
In this year’s edition, the seminar aims to promote the dissemination of research and exchange of ideas around the following topics (not limited to): Language education; Language acquisition; Language policy; Languages in contact; Migration and mobility; Globalization and super-diversity; Multilingualism and multiculturalism; Transcultural relations; and Technology and linguistics inclusion.
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ABOUT THE UNESCO CHAIR ON LANGUAGE POLICIES FOR MULTILINGUALISM HEADQUARTERED IN UFSC
Specific Objectives: undertake research jointly with partners on the relationship between sustainable development and culture, linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, and disseminate results widely notably through conferences, seminars and publications; contribute to the elaboration of policies concerning the preservation and development of multilingualism as a prerequisite for sustainable development at community and national levels; promote linguistic education and the preservation of linguistic diversity, bilingual and multilingual education, including online education, as well as social inclusion through language education; create a research network of universities, institutes and other relevant organizations, and promote joint research and training, visiting professors and the exchange of faculty, researchers and students; collaborate closely with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs on relevant programs and activities.
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