European Regional Development Fund
The goal of the 2 days International conference is to provide an overall picture from the Carpatian Basin for LingLand policies and researches.
After the entry to the European Union it seemed that borders would dissolve quickly and the Freedom of Movement would help to unite the countries in the region. It did not go quite as planned; today, instead of border guards, language barriers still patrol the borderline.
How should we overcome this problem? The LingLand project aims to popularise bi- and multilingualism in the Slovak-Hungarian Cross-Border Region through applied linguistic landscape research and policy making. The target is to promote communication in the fields of tourism, hotel and catering services, and commerce in order to improve cross-border cooperation between Slovaks and Hungarians. Multilingualism does not only hold significant social gains; it is also coupled with economic benefits.
The conference and workshop organised on 15-16 November 2018 at the Corvinus University of Budapest will provide a venue for the organisations implementing the LingLand project to present their work to a wider audience. Invited experts will present the key issues concerning the linguistic landscape of cross-border regions and project partners will present the results delivered so far in the framework of the project. Professional workshops will aim to outline policy recommendations for developing the linguistic landscape of the cross-border region.