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Language Policy: Tips and Advice for Authoring, Publishing and Reviewing for Language Policy and Other International Journals

About the Speaker

Helen Kelly-Holmes is Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, Ireland, where she holds the Chair in Applied Languages and is also Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies. She previously worked as a Lecturer in German at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, before joining University of Limerick in 2002 as a Research Fellow. Her research focuses on the interrelationship between media and language and on the economic aspects of multilingualism, and she has published extensively in these areas. Recent publications include:Multilingualism and the Periphery(co-edited with Sari Pietikainen, Oxford University Press, 2013) andLanguage and the Media(edited Major Work, Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics, 2015). Her most recent publication isSociolinguistics from the Periphery: Small Languages in New Circumstances, co-authored with Sari Pietikainen, Nik Coupland and Alexandra Jaffe, and published by Cambridge University Press. In the book, Helen and her co-authors argue that peripheral sites and small languages have a core role to play in sociolinguistic theory and in understanding the sociolinguistics of globalization, which has tended to be driven by urban sites and big languages. Helen has been a keynote speaker at many of the main conferences in the field, including the Sociolinguistics Symposium and the International Symposium on Bilingualism. Helen is Co-Editor of the journalLanguage Policy(with Ofelia Garcia) and of Palgrave's Language and Globalization book series (with Sue Wright). Helen also holds an Adjunct Professorship in Discourse Studies at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

 

Language Policy:

Language Policycontributes to the growth of the field by publishing high-quality studies that help build a sound theoretical understanding of the subject area. It presents papers that deal with the widest range of cases, situations and regions.

This journal covers both language policy and educational policy. It presents policies concerning the status and form of languages as well as acquisition policies pertaining to the teaching and learning of languages. It contains detailed accounts of promoting and managing language policy and research papers on the development, implementation and effects of language policy in all regions of the world and under different conditions. The journal also includes empirical studies that contribute to a theory of language policy.

In addition,Language Policyexamines policy development by governments and governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and business enterprises as well as attempts made by ethnic, religious and minority groups to establish, resist, or modify language policies.

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14:30, November 9th, 2016

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Room 108, Teaching Building 6

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