Foundation for Endangered Languages
9. Forthcoming Conferences
July 28-August 14, 2003. The 4th Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI)
August 13-15, 2003. The 38th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages will be hosted by the Upper St’a’t’imc Language, Culture and Education Society and will take place in Lillooet, British Columbia. Papers will be presented on all aspects of the study, preservation, and teaching of Salish and neighboring languages. For inquiries about the conference, please contact Marline John of USLCES at Error! Reference source not found.
September 7-10, 2003. A panel on “Language Contact with Chinese in Minority Languages in China”
October 2-5, 2003. The annual conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) will be held at Harvard University on October 2-5. This will probably be the largest gathering of scholars, students, and practioners focusing on this part of the world ever to be held. CESS is a new area studies society, established 3 years ago and quickly having grown now to over 1,000 members representing more than 60 countries. At the conference, in sessions running from the morning of Friday, October 3 through the morning of Sunday, October 5, there will be paper presentations and roundtables involving approximately 200-250 presenters. For full information, visit the website at Error! Reference source not found. or write to Error! Reference source not found..
October 9-12, 2003. The 2003 International Colloquium for Vernacular, Hispanic, Historical, American and Folklore Studies
October 10-12, 2003. The 18th California Indian Conference
October 23-25, 2003. El primer Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinamérica (CILLA I)
se llevará a cabo en la Universidad de Texas en Austin. Informacion: CILLA, LLILAS, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station D0800, Austin, Texas 78712-0331 USA. Correo electrónico: Error! Reference source not found. o Error! Reference source not found.. http://www.utexas.edu/cola/
November 7-9, 2003. "The Unifying aspects of Cultures" Vienna (Austria): section "Standard Variations and Conceptions of Language in Various Language Cultures"
The aim of this section is to discuss differences and commonalities in the ideas about language and language norms in various language cultures. These differences concern, for example, one's openness to "foreign" elements (purist versus integration), one's attitude to one's own language (language pride versus language shame), one's attitudes toward variants of one's own language (multilingualism vs. monolingualism) as well as association with stigmatisation or prestige of languages and language variations. Another topic could be the differences in the association with language norms in mono- and pluricentric languages and their effects on the concerned language cultures. In the "smaller" variants a discrepancy always exists between the norms of one's own country and the norms of the entire language, which are normally determined by the largest country. How to deal with these uncertainties and the differences in the standard norms can also be one of the many additional themes of this section.
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November 19-23, 2003. Endangered Languages at the 2003 meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
January 8-11, 2004. 2003-2004 Annual Meeting of SSILA (Society for the study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas)
April 15-17, 2004. LAVIS III, Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives