SoMu Symposium: Multilingualism, Identities and Language Ideologies

On May 15and 16 2014, SoMu will be hosting its first symposium on the topic "Multilingualism, Identities and Language Ideologies". The symposium will take place at the University of Mainz (Fakultätssaal, Philosophicum).

Thursday, 15 May 2014

08.45 - 09.00

09.00 - 10.00
Reetta Toivanen (Helsinki): On ethics and engagements: on the methods in field research

10.00 - 10.30
Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.45
Svenja Kranich (Mainz): Intercultural contact through translation: "Shining-through" of pragmatics and stylistic features
Nora Kruse (Mainz): Zenta Maurina's feelings towards her homeland - the Latvian exile writer's autobiographical trilogy from a systemic-functional point of view

11.45 - 13.30

13.30 - 14.45
Yvonne Hendrich (Mainz): The apotheosis of Europe as a reinvented homeland in "Desterro" by Luís S. Krausz
Caroline Hornstein-Tomic (Zagreb): Imaginaries of "home", "homeland" and "destination" in biographic narratives of remigrants to Croatia

14.45 - 15.15
Coffee Break

15.15 - 16.30
Frederik Bissinger (Mainz/Kaunas): Swedish in Germany: analyzing language ideology in social media
Maren Gockel (Mainz/Kaunas): Low German in North Rhine-Westphalia: an interview study


Friday, 16 May 2014

09.00 - 10.15
Jūratė Ruzaitė (Kaunas): Broadening the horizons of Linguistic Landscapes: multiple approaches to multilingual signs
Ieva Markauskaite, Vitalijus Kodzis, Arune Sulcaite (Mainz/Kaunas): The Linguistic Landscape in Klaipeda, Palanga and Kaunas

10.15 - 10.45
Coffee Break

10.45 - 11.45
Zarina Rakhmanova (Mainz/Kaunas): The Linguistic Landscape of a "Russian" neighborhood: a case study of Brighton Beach in New York City

11.45 - 13.30