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LINGUIST List 24.381

Tue Jan 22 2013

Calls: Celtic Languages, Sociolinguistics/Poland

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

Date: 21-Jan-2013
From: Karolina Rosiak <karolkawa.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages
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Full Title: Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages

Date: 29-Aug-2013 - 01-Sep-2013
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Karolina Rosiak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Breton (bre)
Cornish (cor)
Gaelic, Scottish (gla)
Irish (gle)
Manx (glv)
Welsh (cym)

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The aim of this panel is to provide a platform for the discussion of recent research relating to language policy and planning of the six living Celtic languages. The recently published results of the 2011 Census for England and Wales have revealed that although the total population of Wales has increased, both the number and the percentage of Welsh speakers have fallen down to 562,000 and 19% respectively. The census results for Ireland and Scotland will be published later this year. Research is welcome on a wide range of topics, including the possible consequences/future challenges in the area of language policy and planning of Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Cornish and Breton. We are particularly interested in discussions addressing the complexity of language maintenance and revitalization efforts, the situation of the Celtic languages in urban settings and challenges faced by researchers in the field of minority languages especially.

Call for Papers:

The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland is pleased to invite submissions for a special Celtic Studies Session organized as part of the 44th Poznań Linguistic Meeting. The organizers invite established scholars as well as young researchers working in the field of the sociolinguistics of the Celtic languages to submit paper proposals (max. 300 words plus bibliography) for talks of 20 minutes plus ten minutes of discussion. Please submit your paper proposals using the EasyChair system or directly to the session organizer dr Karolina Rosiak. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2013.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to, minority language rights, minority language planning, minority languages in urban settings and linguistic landscape. Talks on other issues in the sociolinguistics of the Celtic languages as well as comparisons with non-Celtic minority languages will also be considered. All accepted papers will be considered for publication in the journal Res Celticae, published by the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, AMU, Poznań.

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