LINGUIST List 14.1861

Thu Jul 3 2003

Confs: General Ling/Bangkok, Thailand

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Message 1: Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 10:32:53 +0000
From: mike_cahill <mike_cahillsil.org>
Subject: Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education


Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and
Multilingual Education

Date: 06-Nov-2003 - 08-Nov-2003
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: Susan Malone
Contact Email: susan_malonesil.org 
Meeting URL: http://www.lc.mahidol.ac.th/Conference.html

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

A forum in which practitioners engaged in language development,
language revitalization or multilingual education programs can share
their knowledge and experience with those interested in supporting
appropriate education and development in ethnic minority
communities. 

INFORMATION REGARDING THE
Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and
Multilingual Education

6-8 November 2003
Royal River Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

SPONSORS

- Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol
University-Salaya (Bangkok)
- SIL International
- UNESCO

Web site: http://www.lc.mahidol.ac.th/Conference.html
Email address: language-dev-03access.inet.co.th

BACKGROUND TO THE CONFERENCE
Asia is home to over 2400 of the world's languages, many of which are
considered endangered. In addition to facing the loss of their
linguistic and cultural heritage, many ethnic minority communities
lack access to relevant education in a language that they speak and
understand.

This conference will provide a forum in which practitioners engaged in
language development, language revitalization and/or multilingual
education programs can share their knowledge and experience with
academics and others interested in supporting appropriate education
and development in ethnic minority communities.

CONFERENCE TOPICS
- Relationships between majority and minority languages in Asia
- Issues in language planning
- Issues in orthography development
- Language development and language revitalization efforts in the
Asian context
- Education for multilingualism and multi-literacy
- Research findings on minority language education
- Minority language development in the context of national development

CALL FOR REPORTS, CASE STUDIES, PANEL PRESENTATIONS

Conference organizers welcome proposals and abstracts on the following
topics. Note that presentations are not limited to the Asian context.
We look forward to learning about programs in all parts of the world.
- Conducting language surveys-experiences and results
- Developing and testing minority language writing
systems/orthographies
- Implementing language development and language revitalization
programs
- Implementing multilingual education programs in formal and
non-formal education systems
- Developing literature in minority languages
- Linking local programs to opportunities for on-going education
- Developing networks and partnerships to promote sustainability

Submissions may be made electronically by 30 September 2003 via e-mail
to language-dev-03access.inet.co.th. Please see the website for
instructions on formatting your proposal. A member of the conference
organizing committee will respond to your proposal within with 3
working days.

For instructions on submitting a paper copy of your proposal, see the
web site: http://www.lc.mahidol.ac.th/Conference.html.

Also see the web site for information about registration fees, travel
to and within Thailand and other facts about the conference.

We look forward to interacting with you at this event.

Conference Organizing Committee
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