October 20th 2021
We welcome everyone to our first ‘Whole Action Conference’ on 20 October at 10.00 – 15.30 CET, showcasing the insights of our eight Working Groups.
New technologies like virtual and augmented reality are set to grow significantly worldwide in the coming years, and will have major effects on how we talk, translate, interact, and communicate. Instantaneous translation, real-time visual overlays, visual augmentation of facial movements, and extensive interaction with highly intelligent virtual characters will radically change our use of language.
Our Working Groups consider different aspects of this huge challenge, including language variation and change, language ideologies, pragmatics, language contact, translation, language rights, linguistic endangerment and vitality, among others.
The conference will be free and online, with an invited plenary speech and parallel sessions encouraging dialogue and shared learning among everyone. It will also include a ‘rapid networking’ session to enable introductions among people.
Please save the date and register before 19 October 23.50 CET here: https://link.webropol.com/s/lithme-wac2021
Meeting link for the event will be shared with registered participants.
The detailed program will be published later.