NORFACE Seminar Series: Social Aspects of Language Diversity

Multilingualism as a problematic resource

Jyväskylä, Kiponniemi, 6–8 March, 2006



Tuesday 6 March

15.00–16.00 Arrival at Kiponniemi


Opening, coffee
16.30–18.00 Opening Lecture:  
A new lexicon for multilingualism
Jan Blommaert
18.00–19.30 Buffet dinner
19.30–21.00 Optional social activities: Nordic walking & sauna
21.00– Get together: Light snack and drinks, Folk music from Finland and other countries

Wednesday 7 March

8.00–9.00     Breakfast
9.00–10.30 Lecture:

Multilingualism as a problematic resource – devil’s advocates on the side of the angels and vice versa
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

10.30–11.00 Coffee and refreshments
11.00–12.30 Group work
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–14.30 Break
(Optional winter sports: cross-country skiing, snowshoe walk)
14.30–17.30 Group work
17.30–18.30 Break
18.30 Departure to University Campus
19.00–20.00 Open forum for researchers and practitioners
20.00– Supper buffet
23.00 Return to Kiponniemi

Thursday 8 March

8.00–9.00    Breakfast
9.00–10.30 Reports from working groups
10.30–11.00 Coffee and refreshments
11.00–12.30 Discussion
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.00 Discussion and planning of future activities