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LINGUIST List 20.3384

Thu Oct 08 2009

Confs: Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics/USA

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        1.    Paola Vanzo, Vitality and Viability of Minority Language

Message 1: Vitality and Viability of Minority Language
Date: 07-Oct-2009
From: Paola Vanzo <eventstrace.org>
Subject: Vitality and Viability of Minority Language
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Vitality and Viability of Minority Language

Date: 23-Oct-2009 - 24-Oct-2009
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact: Paola Vanzo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.trace.org/events_lecture_series_1b.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

While many minority language communities recognize the need to maintain their languages, what are some tools available to help them gauge the relative health of their language and language communities? What kinds of policies have worked to support and maintain the vitality and viability of minority languages? What practices might be appropriate for various communities attempting to maintain their languages? This event will bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to pursue answers to such questions surrounding assessment of language vitality, policies to support viability, and practices to ensure a flourishing future for minority languages, with a special focus on the Tibetan language case.

Keynote event with Dr. Joshua A. Fishman in conversation with Professor Elliot Sperling

Friday, October 23rd
Keynote Event and Reception
6-8pm

Saturday, October 24th
Presentations and Discussion
-Please see Conference Program for list of speakers and detailed schedule.
10am - 5pm

To register, please visit our website. You may also call or email us with your name, contact email, telephone, affiliation, and mailing address. Contact: eventstrace.org or 212-367-7380


Speakers:

Arienne Dwyer, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Kansas University

Joshua A. Fishman, Distinguished University Research Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, Yeshiva University

Trowo Gyaltsen, Senior Lecturer, Barkham Nationalities Normal School, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province

Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor and Chair, Language and Literacy Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Elliot Sperling, Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University

Other speakers to be announced.

Schedule:

Friday, October 23

Check-in
5:30–6:00 p.m.

Keynote discussion
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Reception
7:00–8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 24

Check-in and Breakfast Reception
9:30–10:00 a.m.

Morning Session
10:00–12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session
1:00–5:00 p.m.


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