Leibniz Universität Hannover
Lidia Becker, 1980; 1996-2001: Postgraduate degree in Hispanic/Romance Studies and Intercultural Communication at Voronezh State University (Russia); 2001-2007: Courses in Romance Studies, Classical Archaeology, and Philology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and the University of Trier (Germany); 2004-2007: Scholarship from the state of Rheinland-Pfalz; 2007: Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in Romance, Portuguese, and Latin Philology at the University of Trier; 2007-2010: Postdoctoral researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the University of Trier; 2010-2011: Maternity leave; 2011-2017: Assistant professor with tenure-track (Juniorprofessorin) in Romance/Hispanic Linguistics at Leibniz University of Hannover; 2015-2016: Maternity leave; 2017–: Full-time professor (W3-Universitätsprofessorin) in Romance/Hispanic Linguistics at Leibniz University of Hannover.
Endangered languages and varieties in scientific contexts
In this presentation, initially, we will address the issue of the status of “endangered” languages in scientific contexts from a theoretical perspective. Secondly, we will refer to the responses given to the concern about the development of global languages of science that facilitate the circulation of knowledge. Then, we will focus on the different spaces where scientific work unfolds socially, from laboratories to higher education, and in connection with the latter, what can be understood as internationalization from a position that questions neoliberal logic. We will emphasize the importance of language as a semiotic tool of thought, particularly in the production of social sciences and humanities. Finally, based on some possibilities proposed by automatic translation, we will suggest new glotopolitical gestures regarding languages, taking into consideration the specificities of the involved scientific and political spaces.