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LINGUIST List 22.1911

Mon May 02 2011

Confs: Sociolinguistics/Faroe Islands

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        1.     Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen , Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future

Message 1: Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future
Date: 01-May-2011
From: Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen <karinjohannalknudsengmail.com>
Subject: Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future
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Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future

Date: 22-Aug-2011 - 24-Aug-2011
Location: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Contact: Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.socdev.fo/malpolitikk

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Language Policy

Meeting Description:

The conference 'Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future' - a conference on multilingualism in the Nordic countries - will be held on 22-24 August 2011 in the Nordic House in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands.

The conference is based on a broad understanding of multilingualism and language policy.

Venue: the Nordic House, Norðari ringvegur - FO-100 Tórshavn -Tlf. (+298)
351351 -Fax (+298) 351350 - E-mail: nlhnlh.fo; webpage: http://www.nlh.fo.

Information about the Faroe Islands: http://www.faroeislands.com/. Information on travel by air to the Faroes: www.atlantic.fo. Information on seaways travel to the Faroes: www.smyril-line.dk.

Accommodation:

Please contact the hotel of your preference directly to make your own booking, mentioning the fact that you are a participant in the conference in question: Hotel Føroyar - Tel. (+298) 317500 - Fax (298) 317501 - E-mail: hfhotelforoyar.fo; www.hotelforoyar.fo. Hotel Tórshavn -Tel. (+298) 350000 - E-mail: hthoteltorshavn.fo; www.hoteltorshavn.fo. Hotel Hafnia - Tlf. (+298) 313233 - Fax 315250 - E-mail: hafniahafnia.fo; www.hafnia.fo. Rooms are offered at a negotiated conference rate. Accommodation at a hostel is also an option.

Conference Fee:

Until 15 April 2011 (date included), DKK 1400 / EUR 187 (students, unemployed and senior citizens DKK 1200 / EUR 160 ).
After 15 April 2011, DKK 1600 / EUR 215 (students, unemployed and senior citizens DKK 1400 / EUR 187).
Fee includes participation, refreshments and lunch during the conference as well as an end-of-conference dinner.

Keynote Speakers are:
- Dr. Carol Benson, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stockholm University
- Prof. Anne Holmen, Institute of Pedagogy, the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
- Prof. emeritus Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School
- Prof. Markku Suksi, Department of Law, Åbo Akademi University

Conference Organisers:

- Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen, karinjsocdev.fo, cand scient.soc., Granskingardepilin fyri Samfelagsmenning (Research Center for Social Development), the University of the Faroe Islands, www.socdev.fo.
- Elisabeth Holm, ehask.fo, cand.phil, MA, The International Office, the University of the Faroe Islands, www.setur.fo
- Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, siapeace.ax, Jur. Dr., Associate Professor in international law, director of Åland Islands Peace Institute, www.peace.ax.
- Leena Huss, leena.hussvalentin.uu.se, Professor in Finnish; research fields: multilingualism, language policy, language loss and revitalization, the Hugo Valentin-Centre, Uppsala University.
- Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, skutnabbkangasgmail.com, dr.phil, retired, www.Tove-Skutnabb-Kangas.org, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Associate Professor in minority education and linguistic human rights.

Academic Committee, as above, plus:

- Hjalmar Petersen, hjalmar.petersenuni-hamburg.de, dr.phil, Collaborative Research Center: Multilingualism, University of Hamburg.
- Kári á Rógvi, kariarsetur.fo, Jur. Dr., head of faculty, the faculty of history and social studies, the University of the Faroe Islands.

Download programme here: http://www.socdev.fo/pages/malpolitikk_uk/programme.php

Register here: http://www.socdev.fo/pages/malpolitikk_uk/registration.php

Read more on the website: http://www.socdev.fo/pages/malpolitikk_uk.php

The conference is sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Culture Fund and ‘Letterstedska föreningen’.

On behalf of the organisers,

Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen
Researcher
Research Center for Social Development
University of Faroe Islands


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