Jun 26, 2020. The 6th CRRC Methods Conference

CRRC organized the Sixth CRRC Methods Conference "Coming Together and Growing Apart: A Decade of Transformation in the South Caucasus". Askar Mambetaliev (University of Pannonia) proposed to develop trilingualism as a language policy model for development of regional identity in the Caucasus and Central Asia. ( More... ).

Jan 20, 2020. Arabaev University Hosts Second International Scientific Conference on Language Policy and Multilingualism

Representatives from more than 16 countries shared their findings and visions in the field of LP amd Multilingualism. The keynote speaker Askar Mambetaliev presented his comparative study of language policies and practicies in Kyrgyzstan and Hungary. The other topics included "English as a Foreign Language in Palestine: A Case Study of Evaluating GSCE (INJAZ) 2018 English Exam by Bashar Farran (University of Pannonia); "Language Assessment and Placement Test: A Viaduct between Learning and Teaching" by Kafi Ahmed Razzak, Erbil/Iraq; "Multimodal ...

Dec 4, 2019. Linguistic Landscape of Szeged, Hungary

Szeged is an old city in the South of Hungary, which is a historical, cultural, and educational hub of the region. This video provides an overview of the linguistic landscape of the city. Please click here to watch the city and get information about the languages presented in public places of Szeged.

Nov 29. 2019. Conference

The presenter discussed the link between theories of bilingualism advantages and languge policies in education. According to him, if bilingual advantages prevail opposite theories, governments and parents must give full support to multilingualism in education settings. Read abstract at www.nydi.szte.hu/LingDok_osszefoglalok_files/MambetalievAskar.pdf and Watch video

Nov 25, 2019. Day of Science Conference at Vesprém, Hungary.

Data collection instrument is the most important part of any research. The website at https://multil.org is a new tool that helps to collect and process data online using both questionnaire and tests. At this moment Google Forms and Survey Monkey do not offer such embedded testing option as in this demo. This tool can process data using server-side tools, such as PHP programming language and MySQLi database system, which are beyond the traditional user-side applications, such as MS Applications, SPSS, ...

Oct 10, 2019. A link between language fluency and attitudes towards language policy: A case study in Kyrgyzstan

It is important to investigate the attitudes and motivations of varying local communities with different levels of English language proficiency (ELP) towards Language Policy with English (LPwE) in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, this study attempts to determine the correlations between ELP and LPwE. What do Kyrgyzstani people think about current language policies that encourage learning English? The local communities, in this study, are represented by participants whose first language is Russian and Kyrgyz. A particular interest is how attitudes towards LPwE differ ...

Aug 26, 2019. Arabaev Kyrgyz State University Hosted Conference on Language Policy in Kyrgyzstan

The keynote speaker Askar Mambetaliev (University of Pannonia, Hungary) highlighted the later findings in the field of language policy and its link with psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. The conference gathered academicians, civil society experts, and politicians to discuss pressing issues of language policy and planning in Kyrgyzstan.

May 30, 2019. Summer School of Psycholinguistics at Balatonálmadi, in Hungary:

A study of multilingualism in Kyrgyzstan is an important topic given that the country is located in Central Eurasia, i.e. the intersection of Chinese, Russian, Persian, Arabic and Turkish languages. The re-introduction of English, after a break between the participants of the Great Game (a political term applied to geopolitical battle between Western and Eastern countries over Central Asia), makes the region even more interesting for language policies. This presentation will demonstrate how language ideologies and practices are effecting and ...

May 24, 2019. International Conference at the Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Presentation by Askar Mambetaliev (University of Pannonia): Barriers to and strategies for sustainable relationships in multilingual campuses.

The article presents the dimensions of communication in multiethnic and multilingual education settings, the main barriers to sustainable relationships between students of different backgrounds and strategies to overcome those barriers. The main research question of the study is: What are the main barriers in sustainable relationships between students with different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds? A subsequent question is: How to overcome those barriers? Hence, the main goal of the article is to identify and address the main problems that undermine ...

May 3, 2019. Conference: Tavaszi Szél – Spring Wind. Debrecen, Hungary. Presentation Title: A critical review of bilingual advantage by Askar Mambetaliev.

A dozen publications have reported that bilinguals develop certain executive functions in their brain, which are not present in monolinguals. In particular, they believe that bi- and multilingual are better in creative thinking, metalinguistic awareness, logical thinking, flexibility in thinking and the enhanced ability to learn languages. Some other studies pose contra arguments presenting alternative points of view arguing that the listed concepts are hardly testable. They suggest that inferring conclusions in favor of bilingual advantagebased on the results of ...

Apr 26, 2019. Miercurea Ciuc: Universitatea Sapientia PL, Romania. Spaces in Between.

Askar Mambetaliev presented his abstract for his ongoing reseaarch on "The top factors contributing to the gap between de jure and de facto language policies: the case of Vesprém and Bishkek".

Mar 29, 2019. Conference in Transcarpatia, Ukraine: Problems of public and higher education in the 21st century in Central and Eastern Europe in the light of educational reforms

Individuals with advanced English language proficiency (perceived or measured), usually support a language policy favoring global languages in their hosting country. A rationale behind this is that learning the language of a hosting nation, which is not a global language, requires more investments. Russians in Hungary and Kyrgyzstan usually choose English or Russian. Such decision triggers interesting questions such us: Would ethnic minorities advocate the same attitude in their titular (or historical) countries as well? To what degree ethnic Russians ...

Feb 15, 2019. Best Poster Presentation at ELTE University, Hungary.

Askar Mambetaliev of University of Pannonia is found a winner of the competition among graduate students in Hungary for his presentation "The impact of sociopolitical factors on the linguistic landscape of the Kossuth Street from diachronic perspectives."