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LINGUIST List 22.4573

Tue Nov 15 2011

Confs: Sociolinguistics/Spain

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        1.     Vanessa Bretxa , Challenges for Medium-sized Language Communities: a Juridical-politic Perspective


Message 1: Challenges for Medium-sized Language Communities: a Juridical-politic Perspective
Date: 11-Nov-2011
From: Vanessa Bretxa <vanessa.bretxaub.edu>
Subject: Challenges for Medium-sized Language Communities: a Juridical-politic Perspective
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Challenges for Medium-sized Language Communities: a Juridical-politic Perspective

Date: 18-Nov-2011 - 18-Nov-2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Vanessa Bretxa
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.ub.edu/cusc/llenguesmitjanes/?lang=en

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

In the era of globalization, Catalan is a medium-sized language in deep contact with international languages like Spanish and English. At this conference we want to know what other similar communities are doing in order to protect themselves from the possible threats of this new world order.

Program:

9:30
Presentation: Antoni Milian (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

10h
The case of French in Quebec. Internal Threats and Challenges: André Bräen, University of Ottawa (Ottawa University).

11
The case of French in Quebec. Threats and challenges of globalization (FTAA / NAFTA, WTO) : Jose Woehrling, University of Montreal (Montreal University)

12
Coffee break

12.30
The case of Estonian in Estonia. Threats and challenges of English and the Russophone minority : Mart Rannut, Ülikool Tallinn (Tallinn University)

13.30
Medium-sized languages in the media. Protection against the English and other international languages, Iñigo Urrutia, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea



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