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In Other Wor(l)ds seminar at Hanasaari

Nordic dimensions of multilingualism

In Other Wor(l)ds is the final seminar of the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field. How can we recognize the new Nordic resources that remain unknown due to different language barriers? What kind of new skills and policies can we learn from our Nordic neighbours in the field of linguistic diversity?

Thursday 25.10. 2018

Hanasaari conference centre

10:00-17:00 + get together


seminar program

The seminar is free of charge and includes lunch and coffee.

The seminar i held in English.

The content of the seminar includes language-specific presentations of Nordic literary fields (Sámi, Kurdish, Romani and Somali languages) and discussions about policies and practices that support multilingualism in the Nordic societies. In the workshops, the participants can discuss in smaller groups e.g. questions related to multilingual library work, tools that facilitate the construction of multilingual work communities, the new needs for translation policies, the construction of a multilingual path from babies to the elderly.

This seminar is part of the project Norden 2020: “An Open and Innovative Nordic Region with Healthy People 2020 – Equal Opportunities for Welfare, Culture, Education and Work”.


Contact information

Helga West or Outi Korhonen, project coordinators

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