“Tunis is the site of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held November 13-15. The event is sponsored by the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and will draw world leaders from around the globe. It is also being hosted by the Government of Tunisia.
SLIS faculty, John Paolillo will be presenting “Language Diversity on the Internet: Examining Linguistic Bias” at Measuring the Information Society, WSIS Parallel Event, Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development (UNESCO) on November 15.
Dr. Paolillo’s website tells more about his research:
“I am an associate professor in Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Informatics. My disciplinary background is in sociolinguistics. Much of my research focuses on language in computer-mediated communication (CMC), and the effects of CMC on language use. I am especially interested in online multilingualism and its relation to language diversity worldwide, which is already in decline from other causes.””
via slis blogs