Conference programme

The International EFNIL Conference
“Language and Migration” and the EFNIL General Assembly
on 11-13 October 2022

Preliminary conference programme (download PDF)

11 OCTOBER 2022 (TUESDAY)

Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel, Castle Yard (2nd floor), Rinktinės str. 3, Vilnius

13.00–14.15 Arrival of guests, registration

14.15–15.00 Coffee break

15.00–17.00 EFNIL General Assembly

17.30–19.30 Excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros sq. 4, Vilnius)

19.30 Welcome reception at the restaurant of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros sq. 4, Vilnius)

12 OCTOBER 2022 (WEDNESDAY)

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Seimas Palace: Building 3, Constitution Hall, Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius

10.00–10.30 OPENING SESSION, chair Albina Auksoriūtė

Paulius Saudargas (Deputy Speaker of the Seimas), Albina Auksoriūtė (Director of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language),
Audrys Antanaitis (Chairperson of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language), Genoveva Ruis Calavera (Director-General of SCIC), Sabine Kirchmeier (EFNIL President)

10.30–13.00 SESSION I
Multiculturalism and Multilingualism, chair Birute Klaas-Lang

10.30–11.10 Tony Capstick
Language, migration and method: how to research a world on the move

11.10–11.30 Coffee break

11.30–12.10 Ruiz Calavera
Language, Migration and Interpretation

12.10–12.30 Aurelija Tamulionienė
Migration and Linguistic Integration in Lithuania

12.30–13.00 Discussion

13.00–14.00 Lunch break

14.00–15.40 SESSION II
The Multilingual Workplace, chair Jutta Ransmayr

14.00–14.40 Kamilla Kraft
Language, work and migration: multilingual workplaces as a site of study

14.40–15.00 Ina Druviete, Jānis Valdmanis
Linguistic integration of immigrants and asylum seekers in Latvia: status quo and prognosed challenges

15.00–15.20 Amira-Louise Ouardalitou
Language and migration in Luxembourg

15.20–15.40 Discussion

15.40–16.00 Coffee break

16.00–17.00 SESSION III
Migration and Language Learning, chair Elena Tamba

16.00–16.20 Leena Nissilä and Nina Reiman
Language skills and participation through the language awareness and multiliteracies

16.20–16.40 Dimitrios Koutsogiannis, Maria Arapopoulou
Immigrant children’s language practices and their implications for language policy and teaching

16.40–17.00 Leonie Wulftange
Language learning in the Dutch speaking area of Belgium and the Netherlands: a more social perspective

18.30 Cultural programme (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, A. Vienuolio st. 1, Vilnius)

13 OCTOBER 2022 (THURSDAY)

Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel, Castle Yard (2nd floor), Rinktinės str. 3, Vilnius

9.00–9.40 SESSION IV
EFNIL Master’s Thesis Awards, chair Åse Wetås, Ari Páll Kristinsson

9.00–9.20 Riccardo Bravi
Deutsche Bundesbank and Banca d’Italia. The Encyclopedic Knowledge Shared in a Socio-Professional Community of
Speakers

9.20–9.40 Chiara Ceppi
The Face and Voice of SBB CFF FFS: A Sociolinguistic Study of Multilingualism for the Branding of a Swiss Institution

9.40–12.20 SESSION V
Language and Migration Policy, chair Anna Dąbrowska

9.40–10.00 Marin Mõttus
The Estonian diaspora

10.00–10.30 Coffee break

10.30–10.50 Elżbieta Sękowska
The language of Polish emigration in the world: research methods and sources

10.50–11.10 Claire-Lyse Chambron, Claire Extramiana
Dealing with migration and multilingual intercultural exchanges

11.10–11.30 Taras Kremin
Russian policy of linguocide in the occupied  territories of Ukraine as a way of dismantling the constitutional order of Ukraine and an element of genocide against the Ukrainian people

11.30–12.00 Panel discussion (Chair Andreas Witt)

12.00–12.20 Closing remarks

12.20–13.30 Lunch break

14.00–15.00 Forum on Language Policy “Language Policy in Europe: Myths and Reality”


Forum on Language Policy “Language Policy in Europe: Myths and Reality”

13 OCTOBER 2022 (THURSDAY)

Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel, Castle Yard (2nd floor), Rinktinės str. 3, Vilnius

Following the EFNIL conference, it is proposed to hold a discussion with the representatives and the Executive Committee of EFNIL and the representatives of Lithuanian governmental and non-governmental organisations on 13 October. During the discussion, the EFNIL organisation, European language institutions and the language situation in different countries would be introduced. The Lithuanian public lacks information on language policy in different EU countries; therefore, during the meeting, it would be useful to provide such information and discuss the possibility of a more active inter-institutional cooperation.

The main purpose of this event is to present the EFNIL organisation and the situation of languages to the Lithuanian public, and to use the conference to disseminate information and seek opportunities for collaboration.

The meeting would end with a press conference.