2nd Symposium 2011 (Waseda University, Tokyo)

The 2nd International Language Management Symposium: Norm Diversity and Language Management in Globalized Settings

Joint Sponsorship: Waseda University and Society of Language Management

Dates: 1-2 October 2011 (Sat & Sun)

Venue: Waseda University (Waseda Campus; rooms to be confirmed later)

Registration: Free



1st October, 2011 (Saturday)

12:00-12:30 Rigistration

12:30-13:00 Opening speech

13:00-14:30 Session 1: Norms and Communication 

Lingua franca communication and language management

Tamah SHERMAN (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Language Management as Rapport Management: Reassessment on the Function of Code-Switching and Silence in Japanese-Chinese Intercultural Communication

Yoichi SATO (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

How base norms are established and maintained in contact situations?

Sau Kuen FAN (Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan)

14:45-16:15 Session 2: Norms and “Standard”

Citation practices in selected M.A and M.Sc theses in Kenyan Public Universities: Managing unwritten norms and beliefs

Geoffrey MAROKO (Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya)

The German Standard Variety at Some Universities in the Czech Republic in Light of Decision-making Processes of Language Management

Vit DOVALI (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

An An@lysis of Chinese IT Terminology Problems in Hong Kong

Aman CHIU (Former publisher and managing editor of Longman, Hong Kong)

16:30-18:00 Session 3: Dimensions of Norms

Problems with “norms” in Language Management Theory

Jiří HOMOLÁČ (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan) and Jiří NEKVAPIL (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Norm diversity and inconsistency in contact situations in Japan: The what, when, how and why

Lisa FAIRBROTHER (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)

A study of adjustments for localising software products from a language management perspective.

Keisuke KAMIMURA (International University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan)

18:00 Get-together party

2nd October, 2011 (Sunday)

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:00 Session 4: Norms and Society

The role of language ideology in norm negotiation

Goro Christoph KIMURA (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)

Norms in the shaping of the linguistic landscape: The case of supranational companies’ advertisements in Belarus, Eastern Europe

Marián SLOBODA (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

11:15-12:15 Session 4 (continue)

Enforced norms of hibakusha through testifying in English for foreigners in Hiroshima

Miwako OHBA (Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Hiroshima, Japan)

How does “a social sense of order” interact with “language management” in contact situations? A case study of foreign residents in Japan after the 3.11 disaster

Hidehiro MURAOKA (Chiba University, Chiba, Japan)

13:30-14:30 Session 5: Norms and Education

The impact of Online Intercultural Interaction on L2 Academic Literacy

Hiroyuki NEMOTO (Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan)

Norm of self-disclosure in Japanese reading classes

Ryuko YOKOSUKA (Kokushikan University, Tokyo, Japan)

14:45-15:45 Session 5 (continue)

Developing transitional norms to workforce by the advanced learners of Japanese at an Australian tertiary institution

Kuniko YOSHIMITSU (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Japanese Language Education for Globalisation: Learning Management and Norm Diversity in Second Language Acquisition

Satoshi MIYAZAKI (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan) and Yoshitaka KATO (Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Japan)

15:45 Closing Remarks


Organizing committee:

Sau Kuen Fan (Kanda University of International Studies, Japan)

Helen Marriott (Monash University, Australia)

Satoshi Miyazaki (Waseda University, Japan)

Hidehiro Muraoka (Chiba University, Japan)

Jiri Nekvapil (Charles University, Czech)


Sau Kuen FAN, Ph.D. (fan@kanda.kuis.ac.jp)

Department of International Communication,

Kanda University of International Studies,

1-4-1 Wakaba, Mihama-ku,

Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan. 261-0014.




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