Linguapax Conference Symposium Univ of Tokyo Sun Oct 26


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Hi Blog. Just to let you know that there’s a free conference at the University of Tokyo Komaba Campus at the end of October. Called Linguapax Asia, they’re an annual event on media, language, semantics, and their effects on society; well worth your time.  And yes, I’ll be speaking there, about propaganda in Japan’s media as concerns NJ in Japan. (I’ll be my second speech for them — Download the paper I did for them in Word format here, and the Powerpoint presentation here.)  Do consider attending if you have time that Sunday. Just register in advance at the links below. Arudou Debito in Sapporo

Linguapax Asia

Symposium 2008, Oct. 26 (Sunday) 
University of Tokyo
Language & Propaganda
Program: Word  PDF

Working Session 2007
University of Tokyo
Language, Religion, and Ethnicity
 PDF  Word

Symposium 2006
University of Tokyo
Who Owns Language?

Symposium 2005
Embassy of Canada, Tokyo
Language in Society/Classroom
Proceedings (PDF)

Symposium 2004
United Nations University
Language Diversity/Language Ecology

Linguapax Asia works in partnership with the Linguapax Institute, a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO and located in Barcelona, SpainIn its role as the Asian associate of the Linguapax Institute, Linguapax Asia carries out the objectives of both the Linguapax Institute and UNESCO’s Linguapax Project with a special focus on Asia and the Pacific Rim. These objectives are:

  • Promoting bilingual and multilingual education

  • Elaborating new approaches to language instruction that facilitate intercultural understanding

  • Fostering respect of linguistic diversity and linguistic heritage

  • Supporting initiatives to preserve and revitalize endangered languages

  • Raising awareness of the links between language, identity, human rights, and the quest for peace

Participation in Linguapax Asia activities is open to the general public as well as to those engaged in academic research. 

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