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LINGUIST List 23.930

Fri Feb 24 2012

Confs: Basque, Italian, Spanish, English, Anthroling, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Viola Miglio , Identity and Diversity: Language & Cultural Rights

Message 1: Identity and Diversity: Language & Cultural Rights
Date: 21-Feb-2012
From: Viola Miglio <migliospanport.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Identity and Diversity: Language & Cultural Rights
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Identity and Diversity: Language & Cultural Rights
Short Title: MLD2012

Date: 23-Feb-2012 - 24-Feb-2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Contact: Viola Miglio
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://tinyurl.com/mld2012

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English; Icelandic; Italian; Spanish

Language Family(ies): Basque

Meeting Description:

Every year UNESCO observes the International Mother Language Day on
February 21st, in remembrance of the students that died in Dhaka
(Bangladesh) during the Bengali Language Movement protests in 1952.
UCSB's Spanish and Portuguese Department commemorates this day
with a yearly conference. This year it will take place on Thursday,
February 23rd (IHC - McCune Room) and Friday, February 24th (Alumni
Hall, Mosher Alumni House), from 8:30 to 3:00 on both days. The
conference aims to promote multilingualism, awareness of the plight
of language minorities, tolerance towards different cultures, and the
preservation of linguistic diversity. The focus of the conference this
year is on 'Protecting Identity and Diversity: Language and Cultural
Rights' from a linguistic, as well as a legal perspective. The 2012
conference also marks UCSBʼs official launch of the Consortium on
Training in Language Documentation and Conservation

THURSDAY - FEB 23rd, MCCUNE ROOM, HSSB Bldg - University of
California, Santa Barbara Campus

Opening the sessions:
Prof. Silvia Bermúdez, Chair of Spanish and Portuguese.
Address by Chancellor Henry Yang
Prof. Carol Genetti, Associate Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts:
'Preserving the World's Linguistic Diversity'

'Translation and Small Nations - Galicia and Ireland'. M.
TERESA CANEDA CABRERA, Associate Professor, English and
Translation Studies, University of Vigo, Galicia

'Saving Northern Italian Dialects' in the Political Rhetoric of the Lega
Nord'. MAURIZIO TANI, Lecturer, Italian History, University of Iceland,

10:40 - 11:00
Poster session & mid-morning coffee

Mariška Bolyanatz and Bryan Kirschen: Minority Language Policy and
Practice: Three Case Studies. (CEEEUS, UCLA)

Jhonni Carr and Armando Guerrero, Jr.: Myths and Realities about
Bilingual Speakers in the U.S. (CEEEUS, UCLA)

Michael Harris and Stefan Gries: Metrics of Vowel Durational Variability
US Heritage Spanish and Mexican Spanish Speakers: Rhythm and
Aptitude (Dept. Spanish and Portuguese / Dept. of Linguistics, UCSB)

Belen Villarreal, Nancy Ballesteros and Covadonga Lamar Prieto:
Language Attitudes towards the Use of Spanish in the 2012 Golden
Globe Awards. (CEEEUS, UCLA)

'English in the North: the Scandinavian Languages and Globalisation'.
KRISTJÁN ÁRNASON, Professor of Linguistics, University of Iceland,
Reykjavík; Former Director of the Academy of the Icelandic Language

'Are We Worse than Pagans? How Mission Law Helped Basques Baptize
their Children in their Own Language'. OSCAR ALVAREZ, Professor of
History, University of the Basque Country

Lunch - Graduate Poster session continued

'Minority Languages in Los Angeles'. CLAUDIA PARODI,
Professor of Spanish Linguistics; Centro de Estudios del Español de los
Estados Unidos (CEEEUS), UCLA

'Revitalization of Endangered Languages from the Exile: the Case of
Basque'. XABIER IRUJO, Associate Professor of Legal and Political
History, Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno

Friday - Feb 24th Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House - University of
California, Santa Barbara Campus

8:30 - 9:00
Opening the sessions:
Prof. Cynthia S. Kaplan, Dept. of Political Science, UCSB: 'Reflections
upon Language Policy in Russia (Tatarstan), Estonia, and Kazakhstan'

'Horne v. Flores and the Future of Language Policy'. CECILIA RIOS-
AGUILAR, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies,
Claremont Graduate University

'International Law and the (Difficult and Imperfect)
Protection of Language and Culture'. FERNAND DE VARENNES, 2004
Linguapax Laureate/ Visiting Professor - Peking Faculty of Law; Editor-
in-Chief, Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law; Senior
Researcher, International Observatory on Language Rights, Université
de Moncton, Canada

10:30 - 10:45
Mid-morning coffee

'Language and culture in Canadian Law and Jurisprudence'. PIERRE
FOUCHER, Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, University
of Ottawa

'Status of Basque in France'. ENERITZ ZABALETA, Centre de
Documentation et de Recherches Européennes, Université de Pau et des
Pays de l'Adour


Undergraduate Poster Session on the topic 'Attitudes Towards Spanish
in the US'

'Counteracting Language Globalization in Media: A Comparative Legal
Analysis on the Instruments for Defending National and Regional
Languages in the European Media Environment'. Videorecorded lecture
by IÑIGO URRUTIA, Professor of Administrative Law, University of the
Basque Country

Closing Remarks. VIOLA MIGLIO, Associate Professor of Linguistics
and Barandiarán Chair of Basque Studies, Dept. of Spanish and
Portuguese, UCSB

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