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LINGUIST List 21.4143

Tue Oct 19 2010

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Italy

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        1.     Giovanni Agresti , 5th Days on Linguistic Rights

Message 1: 5th Days on Linguistic Rights
Date: 17-Oct-2010
From: Giovanni Agresti <giagrestiyahoo.it>
Subject: 5th Days on Linguistic Rights
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Full Title: 5th Days on Linguistic Rights
Short Title: GDL2011

Date: 19-May-2011 - 21-May-2011
Location: Teramo (Italy), Italy
Contact Person: Giovanni Agresti
Meeting Email: redactionportal-lem.com
Web Site: http://portal-

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

Linguistic diversity is an extraordinary asset that the public is not yet aware
of. A careful glance at the myth of Babel displays how the concept has
entwined itself and is perceived by public opinion as a sort of obstacle to
technical and scientific progress and administration of territories and
society, at a useless cost for the individual and the community.

Luckily this excessively over-simplistic vision is not the only one. In certain
cases linguistic diversity is, more or less coherently, tolerated or accepted in
the name of human rights. Elsewhere, it is associated with bio-diversity, in
this way generating curiosity and support from a greater public. In certain
cases, the preservation of linguistic diversity is viewed with even more
positivity and concreteness: like a shield against cultural and political
hegemonies, against linguistic and epistemological monolithism and with a
view to promote the subject's relational and interpretational capabilities.
The in-depth study and circulation of this second line of thought leads to a
leap in quality: from protection to promotion of linguistic diversity. This is
not anymore just about trying hard to conserve such a culture and heritage,
but more to do with counting on it in order to experiment new forms of
development and cohabitation.

Bearing the latter in mind, the fifth annual Days on Linguistic Rights,
focusing on 'multilingualism and the working arena', will be the stage for
discussions and debates about initiatives and business activities that have
come up as a result of the need to protect/promote linguistic diversity and
associated professional figures.

The event aims to attract specialist and non specialist (students, local
administrators, businessmen etc) publics to gather at a few conferences as
well as various thematic sessions and exhibition area for posters and stands
in order to inform and circulate, on a greater scale, the reasons and
dynamics of the most avant-garde and efficient activities in the field of
promoting linguistic diversity, in and outside university. The Conference
wishes to explore the resistance and the difficulties one meets in trying to
promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism. The approach shall be

Based on the latter the following themes are to be discussed at the
conference (incomplete list):
- Multilingualism explained
- Linguistic diversity and globalization
- Multilingualism, relation networks, local development
- Multilingualism, economics and quality of life
- Linguistic diversity and governance of the local area
- Linguistic diversity along with scientific and technical innovation
- Jobs, operators and figures dealing with linguistic diversity
- Institutionalisation regarding the promotion of linguistic diversity in Italy,
Europe and the Mediterranean: associations, schools and local
- Multilingualism, between the labour market and the university:
certifications, linguistic centres and research centres.
- Popularization of Europe and the Mediterranean's linguistic diversity

Call For Papers

Working languages
Italian and French. Other languages are allowed for the publication in the
proceedings of the conference.

30 October 2010
The official site of the fifth annual Days on Linguistic Rights will go online,
it will be available on the LEM portal (www.portal-lem.com)

31 December 2010
Last date for sending a communication or a poster proposal, in Italian or
French (2 pages and relevant bibliography), along with scientific curriculum.

Please send proposals and all relevant attachment to both the following
emails.: redactionportal-lem.com, gagrestiunite.it

31 January 2011
The GDL 2011 scientific committee to provide a response (in case of
approval or not of the communication proposal or poster) along with editing
norms for eventual publication

31 March 2011
Publication of provisional program

2 May 2011
Publication of complete, final program

19-21 May: Conference

30 June 2011
Last date for submitting papers for publication

Publication of the Proceedings
The Proceedings of the conference will be published by the end of 2011 in
the 'Lingue d'Europa e del Mediterraneo' (Rome, Aracne), series (under the
'Diritti Linguistici' series, directed by Fernand de Varennes). The multimedia
version will be available on the LEM website, www.portal-lem.com, which will
also have a download section, where pdf's of the Lem series will uploaded

Scientific Committee (incomplete list)
Giovanni Agresti, Michele De Gioia, Enrica Galazzi, Henri Giordan, Marie-
Christine Jullion Danielle Londei, Cristina Schiavone

Secretariat and Editorial staff
Lucilla Agostini, Frédéric Bienkowski, Renata De Rugeriis, Gina Lacala,
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