LINGUIST List 13.3296

Sat Dec 14 2002

Confs: Conference on Minority Languages

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  1. birger.winsa, Conference on Minority Languages, Kiruna Sweden

Message 1: Conference on Minority Languages, Kiruna Sweden

Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 04:39:28 +0000
From: birger.winsa <>
Subject: Conference on Minority Languages, Kiruna Sweden

9th International Conference on Minority Languages

Short Title: ICML - IX
Location: Kiruna, Sweden
Date: 06-JUN-03 - 07-JUN-03

Web Site:
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Subfield(s): 
Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description: 

The conference will be held in Kiruna [Kiruna municipality] Sweden,
June 6-7, 2003. Four official languages of Sweden are spoken in the
municipality of Kiruna: Finnish, Me´┐Żnkieli, Saami and

The main theme of the conference will be revitalization of use of
languages, especially languages spoken by small groups of people.
- Case studies of revitalization of minority languages. 
- Language emancipation. 
- Implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages with particular attention to smaller language groups.
- Language policies and language planning.
- Cultural development (literature, theatre, music etc.) and social
capital in minority regions.
- Experiences from bilingual education and immersion classes for
children who use smaller languages.
- Any topic concerning minority languages in the Barents and Baltic
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