CALPIU Research Center (External organisation)

Janus Mortensen (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

    Description

    Conference committee: CALPIU '08 conference

    The CALPIU network
    The aim of the CALPIU network is to prepare an international Centre for Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University, and thereby to coordinate Danish, Nordic and international research into a new theoretical understanding of internationalization processes currently underway in universities and other institutions of higher education.
    The network focuses on the function of language in social and cultural practice at the international university, especially the significance of language proficiency and language choice within a context marked by the development of power relations and hierarchies of influence. It also considers the significance of these power relations and hierarchies of influence vis-à-vis the organisation, didactics, learning processes and academic content of educational programmes in the humanities and social and natural sciences.
    The CALPIU Network was initiated by a group of researchers within sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, discourse, and communication analysis at Roskilde University, Denmark. It now links more than 40 senior and junior researchers from 21 univer­sities and research centres in Denmark, other Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden), and beyond (Australia, Japan, India, China, UK, and Spain). The Network is funded by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

    The Conference The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of the consequences of student mobility. Transnational student mobility makes adaptation and learning both necessary and possible; and involves cultural as well as linguistic accommodation and learning processes. In order to further theoretical understanding of these processes, we need to understand the consequences of
    the huge increase in the use of English as a lingua franca by academic teachers and students, the equally huge increase in learning and use of other languages, as well as the development of productive and receptive multilingualism and language alternation in interaction.

    Body type: Conference committee
    Period1 Dec 20071 Jan 2009
    Held atCALPIU Research Center, Denmark