Speakers and Discussion Coordinators

Welcome on behalf of ECSPM and practical information

GÍSLADÓTTIR, Guðrún: General Secretary of ECSPM, co-chair of EARights, fine arts photographer and translator, she studied Scandinavian Languages and Linguistics. A polyglot, she is author of “Languages as ways of being: The linguistic biography of a Nordic nomad”, in The Dominant Language Constellations Approach in Education and Language Acquisition (Springer 2021). Email: cc[at]gudrun.cc

Welcome on behalf of UNISTRASI

MONTANARI, Tomaso: Rector of the University for Foreigners of Siena since 2021. He studies the history of European art of the seventeenth century (to which he has dedicated more than one hundred scientific essays, trying to answer the questions posed by the works of art with all the tools developed in the history of the discipline: from attributive philology to documentary research, from the criticism of textual sources to the analysis of meanings, to a socio-historical interpretation) and the history of cultural heritage.

Welcome on behalf of the Centre

VEDOVELLI, Massimo: is full professor of Semiotics at the University for Foreigners of Siena, where has been Rector (2004-2013). He founded and directed the CILS Center – Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language, and the Center of Excellence  “Permanent Linguistic Observatory of Italian as a Foreign Language and of Immigrant Languages in Italy”.

ELITR – European Live Translator

BOJAR, Ondřej: is an associate professor at ÚFAL, Charles University, and a lead scientist in Machine Translation in the Czech Republic. He has been co-organizing WMT shared tasks since 2013. With ELITR, an EU project he is coordinating, he has been adding speech recognition and summarization to his expertise. Email: bojar[at]ufal.mff.cuni.cz

BARNI, Monica: is full professor of Educational Linguistics at the Università per Stranieri of Siena. She currently coordinates the research line Foreign Languages in Italy at the University’s Center of Excellence for Research. Her research activity focus on teaching, learning and assessment of languages and analysis and impact of national and European language policies. Email: barni[at]unistrasi.it

Introduction to the symposium theme
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DENDRINOS, Bessie: ECSPM president and Chair of CURUM, she is Professor Emerita of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece, Director of the Research Centre for Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment and President of the examination board of the KPG, national multilingual proficiency testing suite in Greece. Her research and publications focus on the politics of foreign language teaching/testing, the hegemony of English, and ideological analysis of (multimodal) pedagogical texts. Email: vdendrin[at]enl.uoa.gr

Writing an explicit language policy

LO BIANCO, Joseph: is Professor Emeritus of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne, and a past president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.  He specialises in language policy studies, bilingualism and intercultural education and research and action on peace and conflict in multi-ethnic settings. Email: j.lobianco[at]unimelb.edu.au

FISHER, Linda: Professor in Languages Education, University of Cambridge, UK Education Strand Lead, the MEITS project and co-investigator, Education strand of Creative Multilingualism. Her current research interests are in multilingualism, multilingual identity, motivation, the academic and social integration of learners with English as an Additional Language, second language teacher education, and metaphor in relation to belief formation. Email: lgf20[at]cam.ac.uk

Reproducing inequality while celebrating diversity: An ethnography of international students’ EMI learning experiences in China

Han Yawen – 韩亚文: is an associate professor in the School of Foreign Languages at Southeast University (SEU). He is part of the core faculty within the Second Language Studies Phd/MA Program. He is the executive director of Research Center on Language Policy for Asia-Pacific Countries in Jiangsu Province. His primary area of research is language-in-education policy, minority education, and internationalization in higher education, though he researches other issues in second language acquisition, including the role of working memory, language aptitude and corrective feedback in language acquisition. Email: harryhanyawen[at]126.com

SPOTTI, Massimiliano: Associate Professor (Digital Literacies and Ethnography) at the Department of Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Tilburg University, NL. Deputy Director of the Babylon Centre for the Study of Superdiversity at the same institution and Research Leader of the Programme Rapid Social and Cultural Transformations Online and Offline. His research has recently focused on asylum-seeking practices, the implications of socio-technological digital platforms and the processes of inclusion/exclusion in Dutch as second language classrooms. Email: m.spotti[at]tilburguniversity.edu

Promoting multilingualism in HE through university rankings

GAZZOLA, Michele: is Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Ulster. He has an interdisciplinary research profile focused on the analysis and evaluation of language policy, and on the study of the economic and social aspects of multilingualism. He is editor of the journal Language Problems & Language Planning. Email: m.gazzola[at]ulster.ac.uk

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LAMB, Terry: is Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy at the University of Westminster, and Director of its Centre for Teaching Innovation. He has published extensively in the areas of learner autonomy, multilingualism and language teacher development. He has been involved in numerous research projects, including several at the ECML of the Council of Europe. Terry has been awarded the honour of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques by the French Prime Minister. He is Vice President of FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes) Email: T.Lamb[at]westminster.ac.uk

RINKER, Tanja: Professor of German as a Second and Foreign Language at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, DE. Since 2016, she has been leader of the “Multilingualism in the Classroom” project, funded by the Ministry of Education and Research in Baden-Württemberg. In 2018, she became part of the EU-consortium “MultiMind” which aims at training PhD students in the area of multilingualism. Email: Tanja.Rinker[at]ku.de

Academic literacy in European HE: implicit policies

TSAMADOU-JACOBERGER, Irini: is Professor of Greek linguistics and sociolinguistics at the University of Strasbourg, Former director of GEO, the Research Centre for Oriental, Slavic and Modern Greek Studies, and Associated Member of the Research Centre for Linguistics, Languages and Discourse. Her research and publications focus on General Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Contact linguistics, Plurilingualism, Representations and their construction in discourse. Since 2020, she has been involved in the activities of the ECSPM through GEO. She is Vice-President for European and International Affairs of the University of Strasbourg. Email: jacoberg[at]unistra.fr

MARINIS, Theodoros: Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany and the University of Reading, UK, Chair in Multilingualism, Director of the Centre for Multilingualism and the MA in Multilingualism at the University of Konstanz. He is leading the EU funded Innovative Training Network ‘The Multilingual Mind’ www.multilingualmind.eu that provides multi-disciplinary training in multilingualism to 15 early-stage researchers across Europe. Email: t.marinis[at]uni-konstanz.de

The linguistic imagination: Cultural eiskilment, embodiment, and literacies of languaging in the human ecology.

THIBAULT, Paul: is Professor in linguistics/communication studies at Universitetet i Agder, Norway. His two-volume, Languaging: Distributed language, affective dynamics, and the human ecology, was published in 2021 (Routledge). He is currently researching student learning in tertiary settings (with Mark King, RMIT) and multimodal ecological literacy (with Anthony Baldry (Messina)). Email: pauljthibault[at]yahoo.com

ANDROULAKIS, George: Professor of Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching at the Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece, and Director of the Greek Language and Multilingualism Laboratory. He is presently coordinating national, international and European research projects related to the language education of migrants and refugees. Email: androulakis[at]uth.gr

Problematising contemporary English discourse for publication: Monolingualism vs. multilingualism

SHELDON, Elena: is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Her research sicks to assist multilingual scholars, particularly in Spanish-speaking countries, in the arduous task involved in the writing of a RA in English as an additional language. Email: Elena.Sheldon[at]uts.edu.au

YOUNG, Andrea: Professor of English and Language Education at the Faculty of Education and Lifelong Learning (INSPÉ) of the university of Strasbourg, France. Responsible for the Centre d’Apprentissages et de Ressources pour une Education aux Langues, her interests include teacher education for the support of SLA, home-school educational partnerships, teacher language awareness and plurilingual/cultural education. Email: andrea.young[at]unistra.fr

Linguistic injustice and academic publishing in English: A debate and a case study

SOLER, Josep: is Docent (Reader) and Associate Professor of Applied English Linguistics at the Department of English, Stockholm University. As a sociolinguist, his main areas of inquiry are: the sociolinguistic dimension of higher education internationalisation, the politics of English as a global language, and home language regimes in multilingual families. Email: josep.soler[at]english.su.se

SALÖ, Linus: Associate Professor at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Stockholm University. Engaged in the project Making Universities Matter, his research is concerned with explicit and implicit language policies of Swedish higher education institutions, as well as in the linguistic practices that unfold in multilingual workplace interaction, academic writing and publishing, and knowledge dissemination through science–policy interaction.  Email: linus.salo[at]biling.su.se

Round table discussion: Construction of knowledge about language in HE and multilingualism

Contributors: Antonella Sorace, Ianthi Tsimpli, Raphael Berthele and Piet Van Avermaet
Coordinators: Monica Barni and Bessie Dendrinos

SORACE, Antonella: is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She is internationally known for her interdisciplinary research on bilingualism across the lifespan, and for her commitment to building bridges between research and society. She is the founding director of the non-profit organisation Bilingualism Matters, which currently has 30 branches in three different continents. Email: A.Sorace[at]ed.ac.uk

TSIMPLI, Ianthi: Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on multilingualism, language acquisition and impairment in children and adults. Recent research projects examine how linguistic diversity affects literacy, cognition and language in school-aged children in India and in the global north. Email: imt20[at]cam.ac.uk

BERTHELE, Raphael: is Professor in multilingualism at the University of Fribourg/Freiburg (Switzerland). He studied and worked at the Universities of Fribourg, Tübingen, Berkeley, and Berne. He co-founded the Fribourg Institute of Multilingualism. His research areas cover cognitive and social aspects of multilingual language learning and using Email: raphael.berthele[at]unifr.ch

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DENDRINOS, Bessie: ECSPM president and Chair of CURUM, she is Professor Emerita of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece, Director of the Research Centre for Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment and President of the examination board of the KPG, national multilingual proficiency testing suite in Greece. Her research and publications focus on the politics of foreign language teaching/testing, the hegemony of English, and ideological analysis of (multimodal) pedagogical texts. Email: vdendrin[at]enl.uoa.gr

BARNI, Monica: is full professor of Educational Linguistics at the Università per Stranieri of Siena. She currently coordinates the research line Foreign Languages in Italy at the University’s Center of Excellence for Research. Her research activity focus on teaching, learning and assessment of languages and analysis and impact of national and European language policies. Email: barni[at]unistrasi.it

The multilingual challenge for the production of scientific knowledge

BERTHOUD, Anne-Claude: is a professor emerita (professeure honoraire) at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). She was Professor of General and Applied Linguistics at UNIL from 1982 to 2015. She is chair of the “Languages and science” CEL/ELC Working Group. She was the coordinator of the European Integrated Project DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity), funded under the 6th European Framework Programme, 2006-2011. Currently, her main research domain is the construction of knowledge in multilingual interaction. Email: anne-claude.berthoud[at]unil.ch

SLAVKOV, Nikolay: Director of the Canadian Centre for Studies and Research in Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL), associate professor at the OLBI of the University of Ottawa, and editor in chief of the bilingual journal Cahiers de l’ILOB. His work centres on language pedagogy and innovation, technology, language development, family language policy, and bi-/multilingualism. Email: nikolay.slavkov[at]uottawa.ca

Book presentation: “The Languaging of Higher Education in the Global South”

MAKONI, Sinfree: is a Professor in African Studies and Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. He is also an Extraordinary Professor at North West University, University of the Western Cape, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. He has published extensively in language policy and planning, health and Communication, Southern Epistemologies and Decoloniality. One of his recent publications include: Innovations and Challenges in Applied Linguistics from the Global South (co-authored with Alistair Pennycook), 2020, Routledge Press. Email: sbm12[at]psu.edu

SEVERO, Cristine: is an associate professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and a CNPq national Fellow. She is interested in Southern perspectives of language and language policy and planning in decolonial contexts. Recent publications include: Language planning and policy: Ideologies, Ethnicities and semiotic spaces of power (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), co-edited with Ashraf Abdelhay and Sinfree Makoni; and The Languaging of Higher Education in the Global South De-Colonizing (Routledge, 2022), co-edited with Sinfree Makoni, Ashraf Abdelhay and Anna Kaiper-Marquez.  Email: crisgorski[at]gmail.com

ABDELHAY, Ashraf: holds a PhD in the field of sociolinguistics from the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the cultural politics of language in Sudan with specific emphasis on the intersection of discourse, ideology and power relations. He has published his research in a number of journals in the field. He currently serves in the editorial boards of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language and the journal of Language Policy. The current project he is working on is the sociolinguistics of protesting (two volumes, co-edited with Cristine Severo and Sinfree Makoni). Email: aschraff200[at]gmail.com

KAIPER-MARQUEZ, Anna: is an Associate Director and Assistant Teaching Professor of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Pennsylvania State University. Her research foci include English language learning in international contexts, adult and family literacy practices in urban and carceral settings, and language practices and methodologies in the Global South. Email: axk1222[at]psu.edu

Panel: Multilingualism in research and teaching practices in HE

Coordinator: Laurent Gajo
Contributors: Patchareerat Yanaprasart, Silvia Melo-Pfeifer, Roberto Paternostro, Ivana Vuksanović & Laurent Gajo

GAJO, Laurent: is full professor at the University of Geneva, Head of the the School of French Language and Civilization. His research interests focus on bilingual classroom interaction, multilingualism in education, multilingualism in science and language policy. Email: laurent.gajo[at]unige.ch

YANAPRASART, Patchareerat: is senior lecturer and scientific collaborator at the School of French Language and Civilization and at the Maison des Langues of the University of Geneva. She also teaches at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland. Among her research interests and domains of expertise are linguistic integration and migration; internationalization, language diversity and multilingual leadership; intercultural communication and cross-cultural management. Email: patchareerat.yanaprasart[at]unige.ch

MELO-PFEIFER, Sílvia: is a full professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hamburg (Germany), in the domain of French and Spanish teacher education. She obtained her PhD in Foreign Language Education at the University of Aveiro (Portugal). Her research interests cover multilingual language and teacher education, researching multilingualism and multilingually, and the use of art-based approaches in education. Email: silvia.melo-pfeifer[at]uni-hamburg.de

PATERNOSTRO, Roberto: is senior Lecturer at the School of French Language and Civilization and director of the Maison des Langues of the University of Geneva. His research interests focus on on the description of spoken French and on the place of sociolinguistic variation in the teaching and learning of French as a second and foreign language. He is also a member of the Language Policy Commission of the Rectorate of the University of Geneva. Email: roberto.paternostro[at]unige.ch

VUKSANOVIĆ, Ivana: is teaching fellow at the School of French Language and Civilization and Maison des Langues of the University of Geneva. Her research interests focus on multilingualism in educational settings, discourse analysis and second language acquisition. Email: ivana.vuksanovic[at]unique.ch

2022 Symposium Pamphlet (pdf)