The 6th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop, Cape Town
The 6th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop (LL6) was held from April 9 to April 11 in Cape Town, South Africa. Three MultiLing members and two Scientific Advisory Board members attended the event.
The central topic of LL6 is the study of linguistic landscapes. Various theoretical and empirical contributions.
Host institution:Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research. CMDR is an instutional collaborating partner of MultiLing at the University of the Western Cape.
From the LL6 homepage: “The general theme of the workshop is "Hope and Precarity". This theme is relevant given the last decade’s global developments, which have accelerated large scale migration and the spread of communication technologies. Collectively, these global developments are having demonstrable effects on the social, cultural, educational, political, economic, religious, and ethical structures, from remote communities to multi-country political-economic blocs. The conference theme is especially important for emerging nations and contexts on the periphery of the global economy.”
Attending from MultiLing: Elizabeth Lanza, Maimu Berezkina, Quentin Williams (organizing committee)
Attending from the Scientific Advisory Board: Chris Stroud (organizing committee), Elana Shohamy
Attending collaborating partners: Hirut Woldemariam (Addis Ababa University)
Quentin Williams giving a presentation on Linguistic Citizenship and Linguistic Landscapes
Maimu Berezkina getting ready for her presentation
From left: Elana Shohamy, Quentin Williams, Hirut Woldemariam, Amiena Peck, Elizabeth Lanza, Chris Stroud, Maimu Berezkina.