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Workshop: Disrupting Digital Monolingualism, June 16-17 2020, London

Welcome to the section for the Disrupting Digital Monolingualism workshop, which will be held at King’s College London on June 16th and 17th 2020.

Aims

  • To map the current state of multilingualism in digital theory and practice through, and across, languages and cultures
  • To identify areas of linguistic (especially Anglophone) bias and ‘language indifference’ in digital methodologies and infrastructure
  • To discuss the value and role of languages in digital theory and practice and their implications for language study and professions
  • To bring together experts in languages-driven digital study and practice to discuss priorities for future action and potential collaboration
  • To explore emerging models for linguistic diversity and languages-aware digital practice in academia, education and private/third sectors and to document best practice

General theme: Multilingualism in digital theory and practice

Challenges

  • How well do current digital media ecologies respond to multilingualism? How do digital research practices reflect/enact linguistic and geocultural diversity?
  • What constitutes ‘language indifference’ in digital practice, and how can it be overcome?
  • Which critical perspectives, models and best practices might be most effective in enabling multilingual responses?

Read more at the official website.

Workshop details

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16/06/2020 - 17/06/2020
All Day

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