INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION INCLUDES A CHAPTER BY MANUEL CÉLIO CONCEIÇÃO
Advances in Interdisciplinary Language Policy, edited by François Grin (University of Geneva), László Marácz (University of Amsterdam) and Nike K. Pokorn (University of Ljubljana), was recently published and includes a chapter by Manuel Célio Conceição (CIAC/UAlg) and Elisa Caruso (UAlg), entitled “Higher education language policies for mobility and inclusion”.
This chapter looks at how language policies in higher education institutions deal with the trade-off between mobility and inclusion. Language practices in teaching, research, governance and knowledge transfer to society are elements of the language landscape in higher education as multilingual and multicultural learning spaces. In these spaces there is a huge diversity of linguistic repertoires and there is also a standardization, demanded by the reduction to a (desired) common language justified by the need for visibility, parameterization and comparison with others. In “Higher education language policies for mobility and inclusion”, Manuel Célio Conceição and Elisa Caruso analyze the concept of language emerging from linguistic practices and used in higher education and reflect on the various roles attributed to languages.
This book is the result of the joint effort of 25 research teams from across Europe. Starting from the challenges of multilingualism in the European context, it brings together perspectives from scholars in applied linguistics, economics, education, finance, geography, history, law, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and translation studies. Without compromising the state-of-the-art analysis proposed in each chapter, special attention is given to the interdisciplinary accessibility of concepts and methods on language policy and planning.