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FEL XII: Endangered Languages and Language Learning

Our 12th conference, on the theme Endangered Languages and Language Learning, was held at the Fryske Akademy, in Ljouwert (Leeuwarden), The Netherlands, from 24 to 27 September 2008.

The conference was attended by more than 80 people from 14 countries, with about 30 papers on the conference theme. It was organised in association with the Fryske Akademy and the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning.

Resources from the conference:


The Fryske Akademy | Downtown Ljouwert | Nick Ostler (right)


Durk Gorter | Olimpia Rasom | Rainier Salverda


Subramaniam Govindasamy and Mohana Nambiar | David Nathan and Meili Fang


Tak Khan| Joe Te Rito


Yoshiyuki Asahi and Maya Khemlani David | Tseard de Graaf


The conference was well catered for, both at the Fryske Akademy (left) and outside


We were treated to a marvellous night of live entertainment


Meili Fang and Maya Khemlani David | Leila Dodykhudoeva, Lily Okalani Kahn and Roza Laptander


Hashem Ahmazadeh, Taj Khan, Lily Okalani Kahn and Chryso Hadjidemetriou

Photographs courtesy of Tjeerd de Graaf, Nicholas Ostler, Robert Kennedy, David Nathan