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Re: "Multiliteracies: The Contact Zone," Ghent, 22-27/9/2003

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  • Don Osborn
    It would be most interesting to have any account(s) of this conference if anyone on the group attended ... ... Prof. ... interpretations. ... perspectives ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 28, 2003
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      It would be most interesting to have any account(s) of this
      conference if anyone on the group attended ...

      --- In Multilingual_Literacy@yahoogroups.com, "Don Osborn" <dzo@b...>
      wrote:
      > Below, FYI, is an excerpt from an announcement of the upcoming
      > conference of the Association Internationale de Linguistique
      > Appliquée (AILA) on the theme "Multiliteracies" - the full
      > announcement is available on the website indicated. Thanks to
      Prof.
      > Marilyn Martin-Jones for calling this to my attention.
      >
      > Don Osborn
      > Bisharat.net
      >
      >
      > MULTILITERACIES: THE CONTACT ZONE
      > 2003 International AILA Conference on Literacy
      >
      > Location: Ghent, Belgium
      > Date: 22-27 September 2003
      > Call Deadline: 28 March, 2003
      > Contact Persons: Ronald Soetaert - Bart Bonamie
      > Contact Email: literacy@m...
      > Website: http://memling.rug.ac.be/aila
      >
      > Official language: English
      >
      > MEETING DESCRIPTION:
      >
      > The concept of Literacy invokes multiple and complex
      interpretations.
      > The concept is also approached from a varying number of
      perspectives:
      > both as a problem and a solution to a problem. The theoretical and
      > empirical base can be approached from a large number of
      perspectives
      > (see themes). More than anything else, literacy is seen as a kind
      of
      > social practice. As a consequence the focus shifts towards
      > multiliteracies with special attention to kinds of literacy (high
      and
      > low culture, multi-cultural interpretations) and to the role of
      media
      > in relation to literacy. Our conference as 'contact zone' - a space
      > which brings into contact people from many different cultures and
      > disciplines (de/re-)constructing, talking & thinking about the
      future
      > of literacy and the literacies of the future.
      >
      [ . . . ]
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