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Multilingualism and Minoritized Languages in Education

The symposium aims to critically explore questions about minoritized languages in educational contexts, investigating the possibilities and limitations of language policies in supporting their use. By bringing together researchers from humanities and education the symposium emphasizes interdisciplinary perspectives on minoritized languages, language policy, and multilingualism in education.

Plenary speakers

  • Prof. Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, University of California Berkeley
  • Prof. Angela Creese, University of Stirling
  • Prof. Adrian Blackledge, University of Stirling
  • Prof. Kenneth Hyltenstam, Stockholm University


To be announced.

Key topics

  • Minoritized languages in education: Investigating the role of national minority languages and heritage languages in educational settings and exploring language revitalization efforts within schools.
  • Language policy and family language practices: Analyzing language policies’ impact on classroom practices and family language use.
  • Language reclamation and language revitalization.
  • Language ideologies and power.
  • Social justice and linguistic (in)equity: Examining the intersection of language, power, and social justice in educational contexts.
  • Multilingualism and multilingual/translingual perspectives on language use and literacies.
  • The dynamics between majority languages and minoritized languages in education.

Join us to engage in thought-provoking discussions and to contribute to advancing inclusive language education.

Keywords: Multilingual education, language policy, minoritized languages, social justice, linguistic equity, translingual practices, interdisciplinary perspectives.

We invite more established researchers as well as younger researchers and PhD students who we believe can contribute with interesting perspectives and discussions. We plan for a Special Issue based on the presentations and discussions, and possibly the establishment of a network.

The program starts 9 September at approximately 9 am and ends 10 September at around 3 pm. In the evening, 9 September, we plan to invite all invited participants for dinner at a local restaurant.


Latest update: 2024-06-20