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LINGUIST List 23.5318

Mon Dec 17 2012

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Language Documentation/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Dec-2012
From: Antonia Soriente <asorienteunior.it>
Subject: Challenges to (Endangered) Minority Languages in Southeast Asia
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Full Title: Challenges to (Endangered) Minority Languages in Southeast Asia

Date: 02-Jul-2013 - 05-Jul-2013
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Antonia Soriente
Meeting Email: asorienteunior.it
Web Site: http://www.euroseas.org/platform/files/file/final%20panels/6th%20GROUP.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

Across Southeast Asia, especially since many nations gained political independence in the post second world war period, the languages of, generally speaking, the dominant ethnic groups have tended to become superordinate in many respects (as media of State education, broadcasting, the law, among the others). This is the case of Malay and Indonesian, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese among the others. This panel examines the effects of the rise of superordinate languages on minority endangered languages such as language loss, borrowings as a result of external influence, bilingualism, language policy and its links with social position. Discussions will deal with any subfield of linguistics and different approaches and persuasions on the minority languages of South East Asia that are facing decline at an unprecedented speed and in particular will report on what is being done in terms of documentation and conservation.

2nd Call for Papers:

The deadline for submission of abstracts at the panel ‘Challenges to (Endangered) Minority Languages in Southeast Asia’ to be held during the 7th EUROSEAS has been extended until 31 December 2012. Proposals of up to 300 words can be sent to the Panel organizer, Antonia Soriente, at asorienteunior.it.

Submitters of accepted papers will be notified by 10 January.

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