The Language Policy Research Network (LPREN) is an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of educational language policy. We host colloquia at conferences, invite publications related to the field, convene at events, and share resources, announcements, and other opportunities via the LPREN listserv. Learn more about the origins of LPREN.
LPREN at AAAL in Portland, OR, March 2014
CAL’s LPReN team is pleased to announce that Dr. Terrence G. Wiley will be honored at this year’s American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference with the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award. Dr. Wiley’s presentation, “Critical Language Policy Analysis and the On-going Need for Advocacy in the Post-Civil Rights Era” will be Monday, March 24, 9:55-11:00 a.m.
LPREN will host its annual meeting of advisors on Saturday, March 22nd in Portland at AAAL.
LPREN at AERA in Philadelphia, PA, April 2014
Members of CAL’s LPReN staff will participate in a panel at this year’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, to be held in Philadelphia, PA. Chaired by Sarah Moore, the panel, “The Role of Critical Language Policy Analysis in the ‘Post’ Civil Rights Era” will include “Global Political Economy and Language Rights in the 'Post-Civil Rights' Era” by Jeff Bale of the University of Michigan; “No Holds Barred on Restricting Language Rights: English-only in Arizona,” by Sarah Moore and Karen Lillie of the State University of New York at Fredonia; “Diversity in Language and Experience: Latino Subgroups in the U.S.,” by Molly Fee; and, “Decolonization Through Language Revitalization: Conversations with Language Warriors on Language Rights and Policy Failures,” by Richard Gresczyk of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Terrence G. Wiley will serve as Discussant for the panel.
LPREN at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 2014
CAL LPReN staff have been accepted to present three papers at this year’s Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland. Terrence Wiley is lead author on “Interrogating the Ideology of Ethnnolinguistics ‘Assimilation’ through Time and Geographical Space in the Multilingual USA,” Beatriz Arias is lead author on “Identity, Migration, and Language: The Distinctive Trajectories of Mexican Migrants to the US,” and Sarah Moore is lead author on “Tracing the History of Educational Language Policy in the U.S.”
Does the United States Need a Language Policy?
by Bernard Spolsky, Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Read the report.