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LINGUIST List 21.1307

Wed Mar 17 2010

Confs: Socioling, Applied Ling/Canada

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        1.    Carsten Quell, Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments

Message 1: Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments
Date: 16-Mar-2010
From: Carsten Quell <carsten.quellocol-clo.gc.ca>
Subject: Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments
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Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments

Date: 25-Mar-2010 - 26-Mar-2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Richard Clément
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.olbi.uottawa.ca/en/syminter09.php

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Symposium will bring together representatives from plurilingual Canadian and European cities. Keynote speakers include Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, and Colin Williams of the School of Welsh at Cardiff University. The City of Ottawa will act as host city. In addition, representatives from Moncton, Brussels, Helsinki, Biel/Bienne and Barcelona are presenting. For each city, there will be one administrator and one university scholar as speaker or panellist.

Objectives:

-Initiate a dialogue at the municipal level to share the experiences of bilingual cities as they relate to language planning.
-Discuss practices that contribute to the appreciation and promotion of the language of communities in a minority environment.
-Explore the advantages and the challenges of urban bilingualism on the economic development, human welfare and inter-group relations.
-Lay the foundations of a network of experts and practitioners on the bilingual situation of capital and urban environments.


Program of the International Symposium
Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments: Practices and Challenges

Thursday, March 25, 2010:
Time
Event
Who
Location

7:30-9:00 am
Ottawa Mayor’s Breakfast, with Francophone Theme
Larry O’Brien, Mayor; The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages; The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, MPP (Ottawa-Vanier); Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages
Jean Piggott Atrium, Ottawa City Hall, ground floor, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa ON

9:05-10:40 am
Round Table 1: Administrative Management and Public Services
City administrators

9:05
Welcome Address by Richard Clément, OLBI

9:10
Moderator Gilles Paquet

9:20
Kent Kirkpatrick (Ottawa)

9:32
Paul Thomson (Moncton)

9:44
Maria Björnberg-Enckell (Helsinki)

9:56
Pierre-Yves Moeschler (Biel/Bienne)

10:08
Jordi Font Anton (Barcelona)
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall

10:40-10:55 am
Break
Opportunity for audience members to write down questions for panellists

10:55 am -12:30 pm
Round Table 1 (continued)
Response by university scholars from Ottawa, Moncton, Brussels, Helsinki, Biel/Bienne, Barcelona
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch
Room TBA, Ottawa City Hall

1:30-3:30 pm
Round Table 2: Symbolic Representation and Public Image
University Scholars (15 minutes each, followed by a general discussion)

1:30
Moderator Gilles Paquet

1:35
Caroline Andrew and Guy Chiasson (Ottawa-Gatineau)
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall 2

1:50
Daniel Bourgeois (Moncton)

2:05
Philippe Hambye (Brussels)

2:20
Pirkko Nuolijärvi (Helsinki)

2:35
Christina Spaeti (Biel/Bienne)

2:50
Emili Boix (Barcelona)

3:05
General discussion

3:30-3:45 pm
Health Break
Opportunity for audience members to write down questions for panellists
Ottawa City Hall

3:45-5:00 pm
Round Table 2 (continued)
Response by city administrators, Ottawa, Moncton, Brussels, Helsinki, Biel/Bienne, Barcelona
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall

5:00-5:30pm
Guest speaker: Colin Williams
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall

5:45 pm
Reception
Allan Rock, President, University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa Desmarais Building 12th Floor, Room 12102 50 Laurier Avenue East Ottawa ON

Friday, March 26, 2010:
Time
Event
Who
Location

8:30-10:30 am
Round Table 3: Civic and Institutional Engagement
City Administrators OR University Scholars (one of the pair per city, their choice)

8:30
Moderator Gilles Paquet

8:35
Ottawa

8:50
Moncton

9:05
Brussels

9:20
Helsinki

9:35
Biel/Bienne
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall 3

9:50
Barcelona

10:05
General discussion

10:30-10:45 am
Health Break
Opportunity for audience members to write down questions for panellists
Ottawa City Hall

10:45 am-12:30 pm
Round Table 3 (continued)
General Discussion
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall

12:30-1:00 pm
Synopsis/Conclusion
Gilles Paquet
Andrew Haydon Council Room, Ottawa City Hall


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