Workshop: Linguistic diversity, multilingualism and the welfare state *ONLINE*

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Date(s) - 30/10/2020
9.00 - 16.00

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Invitation to online research workshop

Linguistic diversity, multilingualism and the welfare state

Friday, 30th of October, 2020, at 9:00–16:00

Finnish local time, UCT+3h

Online via Zoom

In Finland, all residents have legal rights to welfare services, including social and health services. In a linguistically diverse society, the protection of these rights requires specific attention. How can the street-level welfare state, in practice, ensure its linguistic accessibility? To address this question, the interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars from linguistics and social and educational sciences.

The program includes invited presentations by two keynote speakers and members of the Finnish research network on linguistic diversity and the welfare state (Satakieli). The presentations tackle questions related to for example interpretation as interaction, multilingualism and dementia, digital services, education and professional skill-base, and decision making in the context of linguistic asymmetry.

Register to the event via E-form by Monday, 5th of October.
Zoom link will be sent ONLY to registered participants.

Organized by Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ) and the Finnish research network on linguistic diversity and the welfare state (Satakieli). 

Website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/ineq-helsinki-inequality-initiative/linguistic-diversity-multilingualism-and-the-welfare-state/  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2680319662073172/

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