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Mobility, multilingualism and intercultural dialogue: past lessons and current challenges

Ultima modifica: 24 Gen 2016

4-9 May 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The panel is organized at the IUAES Inter Congress ''World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge: engaging anthropology in public''.

While globalization and Europeanization processes have renewed scholarly interest in multilingualism, the increasing recognition that its current practices are not unprecedented, calls for a more empirically grounded research into multilingualism and intercultural dialogue as historically‐rooted phenomena. A long view of history suggests that people and languages have always been on the move with consequent intermingling of different societies, cultures and languages. Since antiquity to modern times, there were contact zones of migrants and travellers, particularly in the cities, where this mixture of people had to work out how to organize their social relations and where contests, but also dialogue, took place over their multiple languages.These various consequences of mobility have been shaped and patterned differently by particular social, political and economic contexts. The understanding of these contexts might provide a new way of learning from the past about strategies used to overcome social tensions between the ‘self’ and the ‘other’ as potential legacies of intercultural dialogue that can inform current processes of communication and mobility. More information here...>>>