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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