Lectures by Professor Peter Patrick from University of Essex
A well-known sociolinguist, professor at the University of Essex (Great Britain), Peter Patrick taught the course “Globalization and Linguistic Diversity” for students of the Master's program “Language Policy in the Context of Ethnocultural Diversity” at the Higher School of Economics as a guest professor.
The series of lectures raised following questions:
What is globalization? How does it intersect with language rights?
Can they be grouped around key concepts such as diversity? Identity? Language vitality?
What sorts of resolutions are often attempted? What are the roles of language planning and language policy in such efforts?
How are language rights negotiated in institutional contexts such as the courts? Government policy? Legislation? Schools?
At the end of the week students of Master programme spent a time with Prof. Peter Patrick walking in Moscow and visiting sightseeings.