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CFP: ASMCF conference in Southampton 9-11 September 2014

The Annual Conference of the ASMCF (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France) will be held at the University of Southampton from 9-11 September 2014. The theme of the conference is Language, Culture and Power in France/ Langue, Culture et Pouvoir en France. Call for Papers: Language and culture have long played a central role in republican ideology and the construction of French nationalism. Continue reading →

Workshop 7-8 November: ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts

Workshop: ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts 7-8 November 2013 University of Southampton Please register by emailing: English is today recognised as the language of international workplace communication. All over the world, not only in business but also in international organisations, English as a Lingua Franca has become increasingly adopted both for internal and external communications. Continue reading →

ILC Symposium 6 November 2013: New Directions for Research in Language and Culture

The Institute for Language and Culture is holding a one-day symposium to explore ‘New Directions for Research in Language and Culture’ on Wednesday 6 November 2013. The event will include keynote presentations by external speakers, the inaugural lecture of Professor Marion Demossier, an engaging panel discussion and debate about the future of language and culture research, and opportunities to hear about current research at the ILC. Continue reading →

TNMundi podcasts available

Two podcasts from the TNMundi project are now available on the Media content page and below. The TNMundi project investigated the creative practices of Francophone Malagasy and North African artists. A conference on ‘Music and Migration’ in October 2009 brought together academics and musicians from Madagascar and North Africa, including the acclaimed Madagascar AllStars who are interviewed in these podcasts. Continue reading →

Anne Kankaanranta lecture recording now available

Anne Kankaanranta from the Aalto University School of Business in Finland visited the University of Southampton on 12-14 March 2013 as part of the ILC’s visiting scholars programme. A video recording of her lecture on ‘Global communicative competence in business: the role of BELF (English as Business Lingua Franca)’ is now available here. Continue reading →

Michèle Baussant lecture 23 April

ILC Visiting Scholars Programme 2012-13: Michèle Baussant Trends and issues of migration flows in the Middle East Tuesday 23 April 2013, 12 pm in 65/1201 Lecture Theatre B Dr Michèle Baussant is a social anthropologist from the University Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense and will be the third visitor in the ILC’s 2012-13 visiting scholars programme. She has published extensively on the issues of migrations, memory and cultural heritage (http://u-paris10.academia. Continue reading →

Michel Leymarie podcast

The French historian Michel Leymarie visited the University of Southampton on 30 October – 1 November 2012 as part of the ILC’s visiting scholars programme. M. Leymarie teaches Contemporary French History at l’Université de Lille III Charles-de-Gaulle. He is a member of the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion, and a research associate in History at Sciences po (Institut d’études politiques de Paris). Continue reading →

Welcome to the ILC

Welcome to the website for the Institute for Language and Culture (ILC) at the University of Southampton. The ILC brings together researchers from Modern Languages and other departments in the Faculty of Humanities and provides support for the Faculty’s world-leading researchers in the area of language and culture. The ILC also undertakes outreach activities to bring the findings of our research to a wider public. Continue reading →