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Summer School on Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation (LPLPE17)

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 Latin America is a multicultural and multilingual region, of which Costa Rica does not escape; hence addressing issues of policy and language planning is fundamental, particularly if we consider that the traditional view tends to hide other cultures and languages that make up the identity of a country.

Given the above, it is crucial to have a space in which it is possible to share experiences, where the problems, both national and international, that are exposed, allow us to analyze the situation and postulate solutions from the point of view of the diversity.

The area of linguistic policy and language planning is an interdisciplinary field of research in growth. There is increasing awareness of the importance of language policy and language planning in education, public service administration and in economic circles.

Language policy can influence student outcomes in the labor market, citizen participation in democratic decision-making processes and the ability of companies to compete. Therefore, it is a field of study that requires contributions from various specialties.

Although linguistic planning has traditionally been part of sociolinguistics, it now tends to become an interdisciplinary area in which specialists from sociolinguistics, political science, economics and philosophy converge; therefore we propose an international Summer School on this subject, which would be the first one to be held in Latin America.

The Institute of Linguistic Research (INIL) of the University of Costa Rica, in collaboration with the Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) (http://www.esperantic.org/en/home/), invites to the Summer School on Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation (PLPLE), which aims to open an international space for discussion on Linguistic Policy and Linguistic Planning.

The Summer School will consist of the description and analysis of the fundamental concepts of Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Linguistic Policy Evaluation, as well as its objectives and methods. During the four sessions of the Summer School, the exponents will refer to specific cases that they have investigated. Of the four sessions, three of them will be held in English and one in Spanish. At the same time, there will be a series of lectures related to the Summer School topics.

The Summer School will last a week, with 20 hours, in a total of 4 days (except on August the 2nd, which is a holiday).

General objective:

The Summer School aims to attract postgraduate students from several countries and to offer them state-of-the-art training to study the theoretical, methodological and practical foundations of Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Linguistic Policy Evaluation. It will also be a space for meeting, communication, collaboration and exchange of ideas between researchers working in linguistic policy, language planning and evaluation.

Specific objectives:

  • Analyzing and discuss the national and international linguistic situation from the point of view of Linguistic Justice and Linguistic Planning.
  • Explaining the proposed solutions to situations of injustice and linguistic imbalance, at both national and international level.
  • Preparing the professionals to understand the requirements of multilingual societies, with special emphasis on Costa Rican situation.
  • Systematizing, for dissemination purposes, the analysis and discussion of activities in favor of the strengthening of linguistic rights.
  • Improving the effectiveness and the efficiency of language policies.

The Summer School will consist of four parts:

  1. Overview of LPP (Language Policy and Planning). History, objectives and outputs of LPP. It will be presented by Dr. David Cassels Johnson, University of Iowa: “Language Policy and Planning: Theory, Method, and Findings.”
  2. Evaluation of language policies. This part is necessary to identify the effectiveness of LPP and thus measure it in various fields of social and economic life. It will be presented by Dr. Michele Gazzola, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: “Evaluation in Language Policy and Planning (LPP).”
  3. Interlinguistic. The study of planned languages ​​is also part of LPP and is an adequate contribution to the Summer School. Interlinguistics also studies the human relationships that take place through planned languages. This is a subject that is necessarily related to the inequality between languages, that is to say, Linguistic Justice. It will be presented by Dr. Federico Gobbo, University of Amsterdam: “Interlinguistics as extreme language planning: categories and cases.”
  4. Problems of planning in languages ​​in process of displacement. It will be presented by Dr. Carlos Sánchez Avendaño, University of Costa Rica: “Problems of planning in languages ​​in process of displacement.”

Invited speakers’ profile:

  • Dr. David Cassels Jonhson (https://education.uiowa.edu/person/david-cassels-johnson), University of Iowa, US. Associate Professor of LPP, publisher of the book Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning: A Practical Guide, with Hult, F., 2015: Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, and author of Language Policy, 2013, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan .
  • Dr. Michele Gazzola (www.michelegazzola.com), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), University of Lugano (Switzerland), and Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana (Slovenia), researcher on language economics and language policy evaluation. Editor of the book The Economics of Language Policy, with B.-A. Wickström, 2016, Cambridge (MA): MIT Press, and author of The Evaluation of Language Regimes, 2014, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Dr. Federico Gobbo (http://federicogobbo.name), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and University of Turin, Italy. Professor of Interlinguistics and Esperantology, author of the book Constructive Adpositional Grammars: Foundations of Constructive Linguistics, 2011, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and the article “Are planned languages less complex than natural languages?” In Language Sciences, 2016.
  • Dr. Carlos Sánchez Avendaño (http://filologia.ucr.ac.cr/sites/default/files/cvs/lin15.pdf), University of Costa Rica. Full professor of Linguistics and specialist in Linguistic Revitalization. Author of the book La cola de la iguana: El pueblo Malecu ante el desplazamiento de su lengua y su cultura tradicional, 2015, Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, and the article “Reconstitución léxica y variabilidad morfoléxica de una lengua muy desplazada: El caso del vocabulario del cuerpo humano en la lengua de brorán (térraba)”, in Estudios de Lingüística Chibcha, 2015.

The working languages will be English and Spanish. The proceedings will appear in the magazine Káñina, Revista de Artes y Letras de la Universidad de Costa Rica (http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/kanina).

Special guests:

  • Dra. Marielos Murillo Rojas (Universidad de Costa Rica): “Linguistic Planning in  Basic General Education”.
  • M.L. Christian Ramírez Valerio (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje): “Linguistic Planning in Costa Rican Sign Language”.

Descriptors:

  • Policy analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Language management
  • Language
  • Interlinguistics
  • Language and Culture
  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Planning
  • Language planning
  • Language policy
  • Sociolinguistics

Participants:

This Summer School is meant for:

  • Researchers
  • Specialists
  • University students
  • Professionals in Language Policy
  • Professional in Linguistic Planning
  • Professionals in Linguistic Justice
  • Professionals in Linguistic Law

ORGANIZERS:

Coordinators:

Dr. Jorge Antonio Leoni de León

Dr. Michele Gazzola

Assistant:

Bach. Yislén Barboza Hidalgo

Collaborative researchers:

M.Sc. Hugo Mora Poltronieri

M.L. Erica Vargas Castro

Lcda. Daniela Sánchez Sánchez

This Summer School is registered in the University of Costa Rica in the Vicerrectoría de Investigación, code 745-B7727 and in the Vicerrectoría de Acción Social, code ED-3256, and it has the support of the Institute of Linguistic Research (INIL), the Vicerrectoría de Investigación (http://www.vinv.ucr.ac.cr/), the Posgrado de Lingüística (http://www.linguistica.ucr.ac.cr/), the Sistema de Estudios de Posgrado (SEP) (http://www.sep.ucr .ac.cr/) and the Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) (http://www.esperantic.org/en/home/).

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUMMER SCHOOL

Dates:

From July the 31st to August the 4th, 2017

Duration:

4 days, for a 20 hour total

Type of certificate given:

Participation or attendance, depending on each case*.

Deadline for registration:

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, with limited capacity.

Registration fee:

General public: $100,00 USD*.

Students and functionaries of the University of Costa Rica do not pay the registration fee.

*This registration fee is non-refundable.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The registration process for foreign participants will begin on May 12th, 2017 on this website. Before this date, the participants can send an email expressing their interest in the activity and their possibilities on attending to it. The direct contact will be Yislén Barboza at yislen.barboza@ucr.ac.cr, for this purpose or for any other questions regarding the Seminar.

Post-Summer School Publications:   

There is the possibility of publishing the Proceedings of the Summer School on Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation (PLPLE) in the Revista Káñina, of the University of Costa Rica (http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/kanina), so we invite all the participants of the Summer School to send their proposals.

We will only receive academic articles from the thematic areas discussed above. These should be sent with a summary in Spanish and English of a maximum of 200 words. The accepted languages are Spanish, English, French and even other languages, depending on the availability of blind peers. Only twelve (12) articles will be published.

Those who send their proposal for publication will receive an answer from within four weeks after it has been reviewed by the blind peers. Interested parties will have up until June 6th, 2017 to send the proposals to linguistica.ucr@gmail.com.

DateTimeDescription of the activityDescription of the activity
Monday July 31 ​st​, 20179h30-12h00
14h00-16h30

Dr. David Cassels Johnson, Ph.D., University of Iowa, United States


Workshop: “Language Policy and
Planning: Theory, Method, and
Findings”

In fourth floor: Sala Joaquín Gutiérrez Mangel, Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica

Tuesday
August 1 ​st​,
2017

8h00-11h30
12h30-14h00

Dr. Michele Gazzola, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Conference: “Evaluation in Language Policy and Planning (LPP)”.

In fourth floor: Sala Joaquín Gutiérrez Mangel, Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica

Thursday
August 3 ​rd​,
2017

8h

Bus departure to Sede del Pacífico, Arnoldo Ferreto Segura.

Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica.

10h00 - 12h00
13h00 - 16h00

Dr. Federico Gobbo, Universidad de Amsterdam, Holanda


Conference: “Interlinguistics as extreme language planning: categories and cases”.

Sede del Pacífico, Arnoldo Ferreto Segura, University
of Costa Rica, Puntarenas.

16:15h

Return departure to San José.

Sede del Pacífico, Arnoldo Ferreto Segura, University
of Costa Rica, Puntarenas.

Friday
August 4 ​th​,
2017

8h30-12h00

Dr. Carlos Sánchez Avendaño, University of Costa Rica


Conference: “Problems of planning in languages ​​in process of displacement”.

In fourth floor: Sala Joaquín Gutiérrez Mangel, Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica
14h00 - 15h15

Dra. Marielos Murillo Rojas, University of Costa Rica


Talk: “Linguistic Planning in Basic General Education”.

In fourth floor: Sala Joaquín Gutiérrez Mangel, Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica
15h45 - 17h15M.L. Christian Ramírez Valerio, Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje


Talk: “Linguistic Planning in Costa Rican Sign Language”.
In fourth floor: Sala Joaquín Gutiérrez Mangel, Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica
17h15 - 19h

Closing activity.

In the lobby. Faculty of Letters, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, University of Costa Rica.

List of restaurants near University of Costa Rica


RestaurantInformation
Café KracoviaPhone: 2253-9093

Address: 50m north of Law Faculty, University of Costa Rica, San Pedro

Average price: $$-$$$

Schedule:

Sunday: cerrado

Monday: 10:30 – 21:00

Tuesday: 10:30 – 23:00

Wednesday: 10:30 – 23:00

Thursday: 10:30 – 23:00

Friday: 10:30 – 23:00

Saturday: 10:30 – 23:00

Type of food: Polish, Cafe, European, Suitable for vegetarians, Vegan options, Gluten free options

https://www.tripadvisor.co/Restaurant_Review-g1526420-d2386786-Reviews-Cafe_Kracovia-San_Pedro_Province_of_San_Jose.html

Hooters

Phone: 2234-0317

Address: In front of Law Faculty, University of Costa Rica, San Pedro

Average price: $$-$$$

Schedule:

Sunday: 12:00 – 00:00

Monday: 12:00 – 00:00

Tuesday: 12:00 – 00:00

Wednesday: 12:00 – 00:00

Thursday: 12:00 – 00:00

Friday: 12:00 – 01:00

Saturday: 12:00 – 01:00

Type of food: American food, bar

https://www.tripadvisor.co/Restaurant_Review-g1526420-d2294979-Reviews-Hooters-San_Pedro_Province_of_San_Jose.html

Il pomodoro

Phone: 2283-1010 2224-0966

Address: 100 meters south y 100 meter east of Banco Nacional, San Pedro / 100 meters north of the church, San Pedro

Average price: $$-$$$

Schedule:

Sunday: 11:30 – 23:45

Monday: cerrado

Tuesday: 11:30 – 22:00

Wednesday: 11:30 – 22:00

Thursday: 11:30 – 22:00

Friday: 11:30 – 23:45

Saturday: 11:30 – 23:45

Type of food: Italian, pizza, suitable for vegetarians

http://ilpomo.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.co/Restaurant_Review-g309293-d803240-Reviews-Il_Pomodoro-San_Jose_San_Jose_Metro_Province_of_San_Jose.html

Caccio’s Bar

Phone: 2224-3261

Address: Calle de la Amargura, San Pedro

Average price: $-$$

Schedule:

Type of food: pizza, pub

https://www.tripadvisor.es/Restaurant_Review-g1526420-d4546545-Reviews-Caccio_s_Bar-San_Pedro_Province_of_San_Jose.html

Applebee’s

Address: Rotonda La Bandera, Plaza Carolina, San Pedro

Average price: $-$$

Schedule:

Sunday: 10:00 – 6:00

Tuesday: 10:00 – 6:00

Wednesday: 10:00 – 6:00

Thursday: 10:00 – 6:00

Friday: 10:00 – 6:00

Saturday: 10:00 – 6:00

Type of food: American food

http://www.applebeescr.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.es/Restaurant_Review-g1526420-d4507675-Reviews-Applebee_s-San_Pedro_Province_of_San_Jose.html

Omar Khayyam

Phone: 2253-8455

Address: Calle de la Amargura, San Pedro

Average price: $-$$

Schedule:

Everyday from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 a.m.

Average price: $5.00 – $20.00

Type of food: tapas bar, restaurant, Persian food (Iranian) / Costa Rican food

https://www.facebook.com/Restaurant-Omar-Khayyam-273319516133394/

Plaza Antares

Phone: 506 2253-4424 / 506 2253-4248

Address: In front of Rotonda de la Bandera, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José.

Email: info@antarescr.com

Variety of restaurants and food court.

http://www.antarescr.com/

Hotels around Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio


HotelsInformation
Hotel Ave del ParaisoPhone: +506 2225-8515

Phone: +506 2283-6017

Email: info@hotelavedelparaiso.com

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.

50m north of Law Faculty, University of Costa Rica.

http://hotelavedelparaiso.com/

Apartotel Tairona

Phone: 506 2234-0146

Email: info@taironainn.com

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.

Barrio Dent, San Pedro Montes de Oca, 75 meters west of Taco Bell.

http://taironainn.com/

Gran Casa Universitaria

Phone: 506 2253-6257 // 506 8395-0627 with Randolph von Breymann

Email: rvonbrey@gmail.com

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.

2 locations (“Ciudad de la Investigación” in Sabanilla y “Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio”: north side of UCR, in front of Medicine Faculty (School of Medicine), 150 meters west of Hotel D´Galah).

Hotel Casa Cambranes

Phone: 506 2253-8858

Email: info@casacambranes.com

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.

125 meters south of Spoon, Los Yoses.

http://www.casacambranes.com/

Hotel Casa Las Orquídeas

Phone: 506 2283-0095

Email: boutiquehotelcasaorquideas@gmail.com

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.

75 meters west of Automercado in Los Yoses 75 metros, Central Ave, 35th and 37th street.

http://www.lasorquideashotel.com/

Hotel Boutique Jade

Phone: 506 2224-24 55

Email: info@hotelboutiquejade.com

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.

250 meters north of Grupo Q, Barrio Dent, Los Yoses.

http://www.hotelboutiquejade.com/

 

                         

 

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