【Program & Date/Time change】International Workshop on Social Impacts of Linguistic Research
Notification: Program and Date/Time have been changed. (28/01/2019 updated)
*Due to changes of circumstances involving the workshop discussants, the workshop schedule needed to be modified. The organizers sincerely apologize for any inconveniences that this change has caused. We are making every effort to make this a successful event, and we are looking forward to lively discussion with the audience. (Toshihide Nakayama, on behalf of the Organizing Committee)
In scientific research, impact of the outcome is of central importance in gauging the value of the activities. Traditionally, we were concerned mostly with contribution to advancement of our scientific field. Recently, however, more importance has been attached to wider social impacts of our research, and this trend is also reflected in public discussion about the role of academia and funding for universities and academic research. Clearly it has become increasingly important to think about wider contexts and expectations surrounding our research. However, there has not been enough discussion on the nature and shape of social impacts that linguistic research could make.
Thus, this workshop has been planned as a much-needed forum for exchanging thoughts and ideas on social impacts of linguistic research. The discussion will be in exploratory in nature, and we will not attempt to find a single answer. Linguistic research takes so many different forms, and therefore the form of social impact would also be very different according to the type of research.
The following are some of the questions to be considered at the workshop:
– What kind of communities and social contexts are different types of linguistic research surrounded by?
– What is the relationship between linguistic research and the society?
– What are the expectations of the relevant communities?
– What kinds of social impact are relevant to linguistic research?
– How should the social impact be measured?
The main part of the workshop will take a roundtable discussion. Each of the talks illustrates how the issue of social impact can be considered from a different perspective.
*Notification: Date/Time has been changed. (28/01/2019 updated)
2 February, 2019 (Sat.), 13:10–17:30
3 Feburary, 2019 (Sun.), 13:10–17:30
Room 304, 3F, ILCAA, TUFS
*Notification: Program has been changed. (28/01/2019 updated)
※Those who are interested in participating in the program on February 3rd are strongly encouraged to attend the program on February 2nd.
2 Feb. (Sat.), 2019
Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA)
Introduction and overview of linguistic research in Japan
Lutz MARTEN (ILCAA Fellow, SOAS, University of London), Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA)
Structural analysis and social impacts
Sumittra Suraratdecha (RILCA, Mahidol University), Yingying Mu (ILCAA Research Fellow), Yutaka TOMIOKA (Kanda University of International Studies)
Applied linguistic and social impacts
Thanom Kongyimlamai (Black Tai community)
Research impact from the community’s perspective
Toshihide NAKAYAMA (moderator and discussant)
Q & A and discussion
3 Feb. (Sun.), 2019
Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA)
Discussion on structural analysis and social impacts
Discussants: Lutz MARTEN (ILCAA Fellow, SOAS, University of London), Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA), Toshihide NAKAYAMA（ILCAA）
Discussion on applied linguistic and social impacts
Further issues and future directions
No pre-registration is needed.
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