UNE CONFÉRENCE SUR LES LANGUES EN ANGLAIS

Veuillez trouverez ci-dessous l’ordre du jour de cette conférence en anglais
à Bruxelles les 9 et 10 juin. Vous pouvez en faire part à d’autres si vous le
désirez.

L’inscr1ption est gratuite, mais il faut signaler votre présence à Mme De
Munck (ndemunck@ulb.ac.be).

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Ordre du jour :

ECORE Conference

CHALLENGES OF MULTI-LINGUAL SOCIETIES

Organized by
CORE, Université catholique de Louvain
ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels, June 9-10, 2006

The issue of public policies concerning linguistic diversity in various
countries and international organizations is at the forefront of public debate.
Linguistic issues and, in particular, the treatment of minority languages are
almost unparalleled in terms of their explosiveness and emotional appeal. The
purpose of the conference is to offer a balanced and careful analysis of the
challenges in linguistically diverse settings. It will bring together academics
from various fields (such as political science, linguistics, economics,
sociology) and policy-makers from multi-lingual countries and international
organizations, so that both theoretical and practical aspects of language
policies and experiences could be discussed by taking advantage of different
angles and approaches.

Friday June 9

9:00-10:00 Coffee and welcome

10:00-12:00: Linguistic policies in international organizations 1

Juhani Lönnroth (Director General, DG Translation, EU), The policy of
multilingualism in the EU: Challenges and constraints
Sergio Viaggio (United Nations, Vienna), International organizations: Politics
versus actual communication needs

12:00-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:00: Linguistic policies in international organizations 2

Abram De Swaan (University of Amsterdam), The language predicament of the EU
Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University, London), On the choice of official languages in
the EU

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-17:00: Languages and economics

Jacques Crémer, (IDEI, Université de Toulouse), Languages and the theory of
the firm
Juan Prieto (Universidad Oviedo), Returns to languages in EU labor markets

Saturday June 10

9:00-11:00 Diversity, efficiency and fairness

James Fearon (Stanford University), Two measures of linguistic distance, and
one measure of genetic distance: Some comparisons
Philippe Van Parijs (Université catholique de Louvain and Harvard University),
Linguistic diversity: What is it and does it matter?
François Grin (Université de Genève), Forms of multilingual communication:
Review of claims of efficiency and fairness

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-13:00 Nationalism and the treatment of minorities

David Laitin (Stanford University), Linguistic nationalism as a consumption
item
Klaus Desmet (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid), Peripheral diversity and
redistribution

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Bilingual education

Javier Ortega, IDEI (Université de Toulouse), Unilingual versus bilingual
education systems: A political economy analysis
Ian Tudor (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Trends in higher education language
policy in Europe: The case of English as a language of instruction

16:00 Cocktails

Location: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Building A, Entrance (Porte) W, Room
AW1.120 (Maurice Cauwe), Groundfloor, 50, avenue F. Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels

Scientific Organization: Estelle Cantillon, Fonds National de la Recherche
Scientifique and ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Jacques Crémer, IDEI,
Université de Toulouse, Victor Ginsburgh, ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles
and CORE, Université catholique de Louvain, Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin, University of
Alicante, Philippe Van Parijs, Chaire Hoover, Université catholique de Louvain,
Shlomo Weber, CORE, Université catholique de Louvain

Local Organization: Nancy Demunck, ECA RES (ndemunck@ulb.ac.be)

(Le 6 mai 2006)