Congress of the Réseau francophone de sociolinguistique

Congress RFS 2019: Languages of value and the value of languages
Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 1:00 pm to Sunday, 16 June 2019 - 3:00 pm
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rfs2019@uottawa.ca
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Congress of the Réseau francophone de sociolinguistique, Languages of value and the value of languages, June 13th-16th.

The University of Ottawa is host to the bi-annual Congress of the Réseau francophone de sociolinguistique (RFS).  The RFS is a research network supporting the work of researchers who, throughout the world, are interested in sociolinguistics and who work mainly or sometimes in French. Throughout its congresses, colloquiums and public activism, the RFS has shown its interest in thinking through the social character of language. As a result, the network is involved in public debates around language and education, orthography and literacy, state languages, minority languages, migration and citizenship as well as the place of languages in the global economy. With the theme Languages of value and the value of languages, the Ottawa edition of the Congress invites researchers who want to think through the symbolic, economic, political and social processes whereby various linguistic practices and discourses become valued.

While this event will be held in French, we are hoping to play a role in promoting a dialogue between francophone and other sociolinguistic traditions by providing sub-titled videos of the keynotes.