Punjab Research Group

2nd CFP:Language, Migration and Labour

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on September 14, 2009

AILA Research Network on Language and Migration, Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg and HEP Fribourg, Switzerland

Date: 28-29 January 2010 (Thursday-Friday)

Topic of the Seminar

The fourth AILA Language and Migration Research Network Seminar focuses on the relationship between language, migration flows and labour processes. Our major concern is to explore the complex relationship between the economic and cultural capital of migrants and its use or exploitation by power institutions in a globalized labour market. We will focus on the role of language in access, selection, social mobility and gate-keeping processes.

Plenary speakers

–         Beatriz P. Lorente, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

–         Ingrid Piller, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

–         Cécile Vigouroux, Simon Fraser University, Canada


The submission deadline for proposals for papers is October 1st, 2009.

Acknowledgement of receipt of the abstract will be sent by e-mail as soon as possible after receipt. You will receive notification of acceptance no later than November 1st, 2009.

Host Institution:

Institute of Multilingualism, University and HEP Fribourg, Rue de Morat 24, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

Chair: Prof. Alexandre Duchêne (alexandre.duchene@unifr.ch)



For information on the AILA Research Network on Language and Migration, please consult the following website: http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~extcmh/ReNLM/index.htm

%d bloggers like this: