Linguapax Asia Symposium 2016 リングアパックス・アジア・シンポジウム2016
Hello, I am Sachiyo Fujita-Round. I will report our Linguapax Asia 2016 Symposium in Osaka.
It was held at Kansai University, Minamisenri Campus. We had a full programme: 8 presentations by the academics who have come to present their papers from Hong Kong, Osaka, Portugal, U.S.A, Russia, Pupua New Gunea and Kobe, 3 poster presentations, watching documentary film, “Pidgin the Voice of Hawaii” and finally a round table to wrap up the stimulating presentations.
After the symposium, we had a Konshinkai (reception) to carry on further discussions. We have learned on the topic of, ‘Migration, Migrants and Language’ from the presentations covering quite various areas of the world. As an organising committee, thank you again for everybody involved in the symposium. See you in two years time.
I will share the programme of the symposium here.
Organized by: Linguapax Asia.
Sponsored by: The Institute for Oriental and Occidental Studies, Kansai University
’MIGRATION, MIGRANTS AND LANGUAGE’
「 マイグレーション、 移住者と言語」
Current issues involving: Migration, language and new citizenship, language proficiency policies and requirements, migration to countries of language proximity, language change, terminologies (e.g. migrant vs refugee), language loss and maintenance, how language influences migration.
Kansai University, Osaka 関西大学,大阪
Saturday, 9:15-18:00, June 11th , 2016
Kansai Daigaku, Suita, Osaka, Senriyama Campus, Ibunkan 4F, Seminar Space
Organizing Committee for Linguapax 2016: Fred Anderson (Symposium Chair, Kansai University), Hirokazu Nukuto (Assistant to the Chair, Kansai University), John C. Maher (Programme Director, International Christian University), Jelisava Sethna (Director, Linguapax Asia), Sachiyo Fujita-Round (Rikkyo University)
Linguapax Asia is a non-profit, formerly UNESCO-affiliated organization. The symposium is open to the general public without registration/admission fees. Registration is on site, all day. 事前の参加申し込み、参加費は不要。6月11日当日、午前8時45分受付を開始しますのでご参加の場合は直接お越し下さい。なお受付は終日行っています。
8.45 Registration 受付開始
9:15-9:30 司会挨拶 Symposium Chair. シンポジウム司会 Fred E. Anderson, Kansai University.
Opening Message from 開会宣言 Biba Jelisava Sethna, Director, Linguapax Asiaリンガパックス・アジア理事長.
Welcome. 挨拶 Professor Nobuo Nakatani, Kansai University, Director Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies 中谷 伸生、関西大学, 東西学術研究所所長
Chair司会: Sachiyo Fujita-Round, Rikkyo University
１．Presentation and Discussion. The Interplay of Language, Religion, and Identity in the Narratives of Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong. Ben Said, Selim, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
２．Presentation and Discussion. Language policy in super-aged Japan: The case of the Economic Partnership Agreement. Ruriko Otomo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Chair司会Mary Noguchi, Kansai University
３．Presentation and Discussion. Crisis of the stability of Arabic language for Arab immigrants. Kazuhiko Nakae, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan.
４．Presentation and Discussion. Brazilian Schools in Japan: An Analysis in the Context of Migration. Cláudio da Silva, Coimbra University, Portugual.
Poster Sessions (Seminar Space)
Morning Break 10.50. Conversational Interactions: Institutional Misunderstanding at a Call Center. Yuriko Kite, Kansai University, and Mika Ishino, Osaka University, Japan
Lunchtime Break 13.15. Local Practice and Global Competence: A Study of Multicultural Group Interaction in a Japanese University. Hirokazu Nukuto, Kansai University, Japan.
Afternoon Break 15.40. Multilingual Japan – Immigrant Communities of Japan. Manami Ohishi, Gakushuin University, Japan
Pidgin: the Voice of Hawaii. M. Booth and K. Young. New Day Films. 2009.
Chair司会Joseph DeChicchis, Kwansei Gakuin University
５．Presentation and Discussion. Impact of stereotype threats on the first language preservation of the second generation immigrants in the United States. Yoko Miura, Wright State University, USA.
６．Presentation and Discussion. Migration from Central Asia to Russia. Vlada Baranova National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg and Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russia.
Chair司会: Fred E. Anderson, Kansai University
７．Presentation and Discussion. Rabaul Creole German: From Low Prestige to a Marker of Pride. Craig Alan Volker, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia.
８．Presentation and Discussion. Exposing a sociolinguistic adjustment of a marginalized minority: the case of Spanish speakers (SS) in Japan. Analia Vitale, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan.
Modulator： John C. Maher, ICU, Programme Director, Linguapax Asia.