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FEL XII: Endangered Languages and Language Learning

24-27 September 2008
In association with the Fryske Akademy and
Mercator European Research Centre
Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

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Tjeerd de Graaf, Nicholas Ostler and Reinier Salverda

Index of Authors

Keynote 1

How Can Academic Institutions Help Support an Endangered Language? The Case of North Frisian - Alastair Walker

Section 1: Learning the Details

Gaps in Linguistic Analyses and Their Ramifications for Teaching Endangered Languages - Pamela Innes

Nivkh Syntax in Educational Perspective - Ekaterina Gruzdeva

How Majority Languages Influence Minority Languages: the Linguistic Mechanisms and some Consequences For Language Maintenance through Education - Eric Hoekstra and Bouke Slofstra

Attempting to Document and Revitalise Kormakiti Maronite Arabic - Chryso Hadjidemetriou

Section 2: Different Approaches in the Classroom

Developing New Yiddish Pedagogical Resources - Lily Okalani Kahn

Difficulties of Teaching Kurdish in a European University - Hashem Ahmadzadeh

Integrating Documentation and Formal Teaching of Kari’nja: Design and Use of Teaching materials based on documentary materials - Racquel-Maria Yamada

Endangered Languages and Japanese Language Education in Sakhalin - Yoshiyuki Asahi

Mother Tongue Classes at School in the context of Selkup, Ket and Evenki Communities - Olga Kazakevich

Keynote 2

Language Policies - Impact on Language Maintenance and Teaching. Focus on Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines - Maya Khemlani David

Section 3: School Contexts I

Sociolinguistic Description of the Priuralskij County in the Yamal-Nenetskij Autonomous District - Roza Laptander

Learning of Minority Languages in Yunnan, China - Picus Sizhi Ding

Language Immersion in Endangered Pamiri Communities: Elicitation Strategies in Tutorial Work - Leila Dodykhudoeva and Vladimir Ivanov

Section 4 School Contexts II

The Presence (or Absence) in Education of Minority and Regional Languages in one European and one Asian Context - Paolo Coluzzi

Gaelic Language Erosion and Revitalisation on the Isle of Skye, Scotland - Dick Smakman and Cassandra Smith-Christmas

Bilingualism, Language Teaching, Language Transmission and Language Endangerment: The Case of Amazigh in Morocco - Yamina El Kirat Ell Allame

Language Policy, Endangered Language Research and Teaching: Experience in the Russian Federation - Ljubov Radnaeva

Section 5: Innovative Methods

How Information and Communication Technology can Help Language Preservation and Education - Hindrik Sijens

Mother Tongue, Language of Immersion. What Can the School Do to Revitalize Minorized Languages? - Itziar Idiazabal and Estibaliz Amorrortu

Teaching Materials on Language Endangerment: An Interactive E-learning Module on the Internet - Cecilia Odé

Preserving Endangered Languages of Local Speech Variants in Kamchatka - Erich Kasten

Motivating Young People to Learn Endangered Languages - Julia Sallabank

Winter Schools of the Latgalian Language and Culture in Achinsk Pedagogical College (Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia) - Eta Nikolaeva and Solveta Logina

Keynote 3

European Minority Languages: Endangered or Revived? - Durk Gorter

Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability - David Nathan and Meili Fang

Section 6: Multilingualism & Diaspora

Where There is no Teacher: Language Instruction in Diaspora - Marit Vamarasi

Teaching in Multilingual Areas with a Minority Language Guidelines for a European Training Model - Olimpia Rasom

The Learning of Endangered Mother Tongue Languages of Minority, Immigrant Communities in Multilingual Contexts: the Case of Malayalam in Malaysia - Mohana Nambiar and Subramaniam Govindasamy

Section 7: Policy Overview

Some Remarks on the Implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in the Netherlands - Piet Hemminga

Threats to Language Immersion in Endangered Language Communities: the Case of Navarre - Iulen Urbiola

Endangered Aboriginal Languages in Canada: Trends, Patterns and Prospects in Language Learning - Mary Jane Norris and Marianne Snider

UNESCO and Endangered Languages - Vincent Wintermans

Mercator: Creating a Future for Languages - Cor van der Meer and Alex Riemersma

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