Authority, Power, and Language
October 18, 2022, 9:30 AM - October 20, 2022 - 4:00 PMUniversity of Limerick / Ollscoil LuimnighVenueThe Pavilion
, North Campus
University of Limerick,
Limerick V94 F7XW
Attendance: Free, register here
before October 4.
To date, theories of linguistic justice have focused on its distributive dimension: how material and symbolic resources should be distributed across language groups in a given society, or – less often - globally. Meanwhile, few theories of linguistic justice have systematically addressed how power over linguistic issues should be distributed. In other words, there remains an important and unanswered question about who is entitled to exercise power over language policies and regulations. The aim of this conference is to advance our understanding of this puzzle by incorporating the concepts of authority and self-government into the discussions of linguistic justice. The general question to be addressed is the following: who should be entitled to regulate language policies, planning, status and/or rights and duties?