Foundation for Endangered Languages
10. Forthcoming Conferences
Gaining Ground: Social, Cultural and Political Processes of Latin America’s Indigenous Peoples, Liverpool Univ., 21-22 Feb 2003
An important feature of the Conference will be that in addition to academic papers, it will provide a platform for high-profile indigenous leaders, who will complement the academic papers by speaking from first-hand experience of cultural and political struggle in their countries. There will be papers that address broad issues, as well as country specific ones on Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile.
Note especially: Panel 2 Language and education in political processes, on Saturday 22 February, 2003, 9.30 – 11.30
European Minority Languages and Research: Shaping an Agenda for the Global Age – Univ. Wales, Aberystwyth, April 8-10 2003.
First Mercator International Symposium.
George Jones george.jones(at)aber.ac.uk
IX International Conference on Minority Languages, Sweden, Kiruna, 6-7 June 2003
Four official languages of Sweden are spoken in the municipality of Kiruna: Finnish, Meänkieli, Saami and Swedish.
The main theme of the conference will be revitalization of use of languages, especially languages spoken by small groups of people. The conference offers an opportunity to discuss:
· Case studies of revitalization of minority languages.
You can make your contribution to the conference in any way you think best is for you. We invite you to make best use of this opportunity to meet others who share your concerns and interests. We, the organizers, welcome performances, speeches, poster presentations, written papers. We invite you to suggest topics for discussion or for workshops.
The language of the conference organization (for programs, announcements, etc) will be English, but participants may use any Nordic language. We suggest that participants cooperate and seek individual, spontaneous solutions to language problems. Some interpretation will be available.
Members of the organizing committee are: Birger Winsa (chair), Lasse Dencik, Satu Gröndahl, Leena Huss, Björn Jernudd, Kendall King, Jarmo Lainio, Christer Laurén, Anna-Riitta Lindgren, Mikael Svonni, Erling Wande.
IX ICML (Birger Winsa), Department of Finnish, University of Stockholm
We hope to see you in Kiruna!
Deadline for receipt of abstracts and workshop suggestions is 31 January 2003. Preliminary registration opens September 1. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent out in the middle of February.
FEL VI: Maintaining the Links - Language Identity and the Land, Broome Western Australia. 22-24 September 2003
See the announcement on page 3 of this Ogmios. The Conference Chair is:
Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Asia, Bangkok, 6-8 Nov 2003
To be held at the Royal River Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, sponsored by the Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development (Mahidol University-Salaya), SIL International, and UNESCO.
Case study presenters will share their experiences and insights relating to the above themes. We welcome proposals for 20-minute case study presentations on:
· Conducting language surveys
The conference language will be English.
Language, Education and Diversity, 26-29 Nov. 2003, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Confirmed keynote speakers include: Nancy Hornberger, Glynda Hull, Mary Kalantzis, Timoti Karetu, Allan Luke, Alastair Pennycook, Rob Phillipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas.
Stephen May PhD MRSNZ