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Lecture by Jose del Valle, March 4, 2009

Everybody’s Usage: The Politics of Grammar in the “Hispanofonia” by Jose del Valle, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York On March 21st, 2007, the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language officially approved the ‘Nueva Gramatica de la Lengua Espanola’.  It is the first approved by all language academies and the first…

Lecture by Elana Shohamy, April 27, 2007

Language Policy in Multilingual Israel: Ideologies, Conflicts, Rights, and Research by Elana Shohamy, (Professor, Tel Aviv University), Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley Language policies, whether on the educational or societal level, are products of political, social, economic, and education ideologies. As such, languages and language policies are used as major symbols of…

Colloquium on U.S. Language Educational Policy, October 21-22, 2005

National Colloquium on U.S. Language Educational Policy by Colloquium sponsored by the UC Consortium for Learning Language and Teaching Fri.Oct.21, 2005: Policies and Practices in Foreign Language Education 9:00-9:30 Opening remarks: Robert Blake, M.R.C. Greenwood, George W. Breslauer 9:30-12:30 Panel: Sally Magnan, Terrence Wiley, June Phillips Moderator: Peter Patrikis 2:00-5:00 Panel: Kees de Bot, Rick…

Lecture by Joseph Lo Bianco, March 8, 2000

Planning Peace and Human Capital: Sri Lankan Language Policy by Joseph Lo Bianco, Chief Executive, Language Australia:  The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, The Australian National University, Canberra The paper will discuss divergent tendencies and initiatives in Sri Lankan language policy.  On the one hand a historically unprecedented policy of national bilingualism involving…

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Space and Language Learning under the Neoliberal Economy

Neoliberalism, as an ideology that valorizes and institutionalizes market-based freedom and individual entrepreneurship, derives from the logic of highly advanced capitalism, and thus must be understood in relation to the material conditions of our capitalist economy. One such material condition is space. However, the intersection of space and neoliberalism ...