Participation through Language: Actors, Practices, Ideologies

March 25–26, 2021

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland (and online)



We invite researchers, policy makers and stakeholders to discuss current projects and practices of linguistic enablement for society and the workplace.

Furthermore, the conference provides an opportunity to establish a European network with a focus on social inclusion through language.

Abstracts may address the following topics: Language ideologies in discourses, Concepts of language promotion between inclusion and exclusion, Intercultural competence in linguistic practices, Understandable communication between experts and laypersons. All abstracts must be submitted by 17 January 2021.


Keynote speakers:

  • Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne
  • Helen Kelly-Holmes, University of Limerick