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Reversing Language Shift How to Re-awaken a Language Tradition
Carmarthen, Wales
XIV Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages,
with University of Wales Trinity Saint David
13-15 September 2010

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Revision date: 11 September 2010

Monday 13 September 2010

Time

Speaker

Title

9:00-10:00

REGISTRATION

10.00-10.30

INAUGURATION

Introduction, Dr Hywel Glyn Lewis, Conference Chair
Welcome on behalf of University of Wales: Trinity Saint David

Vice-Chancellor, Dr Medwin Hughes

Welcome on behalf of FEL: Dr Nicholas Ostler

Keynote Speaker

10.30-11.30

Conchúr Ó Giollagáin

The Eclipse of the First Language Minority Speaker: Deficiencies in Ethnolinguistic Acquisition and its Evasive Discourse

11:30-12.00 Coffee break

SESSION 1 Chair: Nicholas Ostler
Government-supported strategies and community-initiated projects for reversing language shift (1)

12:00-12:30

Kenneth MacKinnon

Growing a new generation of Gaelic speakers: an action plan in response to a Ministerial initiative

12:30-13:00

Colm Ó Cinnseala

Language Planning - from Theory to Practice

 

13:00-14.00 Lunch Break

SESSION 2 Chair: Christopher Moseley
Attitudinal issues

14:00-14:30

Peter J. Keegan, Alison Jones & Gavin T. L. Brown

Indigenous language and culture for mainstream teacher education: students' knowledge and attitudes

14:30-15:00

Anthony Jukes Someone else's job: externalizing responsibility for language maintenance

15:00-15:30

Ane Ortega & Estibaliz Amorrortu The attitudes of non-minority language speakers to minority language revitalization: what are non-Basque speakers prepared to do for Basque?
15:30-16:00 McKenna Brown Who Owns the Mayan Apocalypse?

16:00-16:30 Tea break / FIRST VIEW OF BOOK EXHIBITION

SESSION 3 Chair: Steven Krauwer
Government-supported strategies and community-initiated projects for reversing language shift (2)

16:30-17:00

Salem Mezhoud

Ideologies of Unification and the Practice of Revitalization. Tamazight saw it all ...or almost.

17:00-17:30

Robert Dunbar

Does Scottish Gaelic need a Gàidhealtachd policy?

17:30-18:00 Break / BOOK EXHIBITION

SESSION 4 Chair: Tjeerd de Graaf
Government-supported strategies and community-initiated projects for reversing language shift (3)

18:00-18:30

Sheri J.Tatsch

Language Revitalization in Northern California: Reports from the Field

18:30-19:00

Julia Sallabank

What are the aims of language revitalization? A critical review of the situation in Guernsey (Channel Islands )

20:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

Tuesday 14 September

Time

Speaker

Title

8.55-9:00 Meri Huws, Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Chair of the Welsh Language Board
Keynote speaker
9:00-10:00
Jane Simpson Mother-tongue medium education: lessons from the Australian backlash

SESSION 5 Chair: Salem Mezhoud
Teaching- resource creation for language revitalization (1)

10.00-10:30

Laura Berbusse and Mike Clauss

Lomnak Majol

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

SESSION 6 Chair: Christopher Moseley
Teaching- resource creation for language revitalization (2)

11:00-11:30 Aaron Waldrip & Mary Walworth The Fua Le'o Project: promoting self-publication in Polynesian languages

AGM
11:30-12:30

FEL Annual General Meeting and elections

12:30-13.30 Lunch Break

13:30-15.30 Excursion

15:30-16:00 Tea break

SESSION 7 Chair: Steven Krauwer
Language Use and Standards

16:00-16:30

Philippa Law

Interacting with the BBC : the maintenance of 'authentic' vs. 'proper' Welsh

16:30-17:00

John Hunt Peacock

The Good News and the Bad News About Reviving My Spirit Lake Dakota Nation's Endangered Language

17:00-17:30

Gari Lewis & Jeni Smallwood

Pobl Ifanc:Ymbweru er mwyn Gweithredu / Young People: Empowering for Action

17:30-18:00 Break / BOOK EXHIBITION

SESSION 8 Chair: Hywel Glyn Lewis
The role of the education system in effecting language shift and its reversal

18:00-18:30

Nge Deris Meh & Kayam Fokoue Carole

Towards a revitalization of Cameroonian languages via formal education

18:30-19:00

Beatrice Clayre and Everlyn Oiruria

Language Revitalisation and reversing language shift: Special problems in a multi - lingual and Cultural Context A case of vernacular languages in Kenya

20:00 DINNER

Wednesday 15 September

Time

Speaker

Title

Keynote Speaker

09.00-10.00

Glyn Williams

Theoretical Principles of Language Change

SESSION 9 Chair: Salem Mezhoud
Language standardisation

10:00-10:30

Jenefer Lowe

Four Spellings and a Strategy

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

SESSION 10 Chair: Hywel Glyn Lewis
Intergenerational transmission

11:00-11:30

Seyed Hadi and Nima Nasjian

Is Azeri Going to Live or Leave? A critical study of institutional supports available to Azeri in Tabriz, Iran

 

11:30-12:00

Cassie Smith-Christmas

Language Practices and the Home Domain: Gaelic and Language Choice over Three Generations

 

12:00-12:30

Olimpia Rasom

Language policy strategies: starting from women a better chance?

 

12:30-13:00 Davyth Hicks Proposal for a Resolution for the Safeguarding of European Endangered Languages

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

SESSION 11 Chair: Nicholas Ostle
Open session

14:00-16:00

Open session

16:00-16:30 Tea break

SESSION 12 Chair: Tjeerd de Graaf
Final Panel: Reversing Language Shift

16:00-17:30

Final Panel: Reversing Language Shift

17:30-18:00

Conference close

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