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LINGUIST List 25.500

Thu Jan 30 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Jan-2014
From: Grant Goodall <ggoodallucsd.edu>
Subject: Language and Equality
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Full Title: Language and Equality

Date: 29-Apr-2014 - 29-Apr-2014
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: Humphrey Tonkin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

The Study Group on Language at the United Nations, in cooperation with the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, invites you to: A Symposium on Language and Equality.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
First Avenue at 44th Street

Call for Papers:

The organizers welcome proposals for brief 20-minute papers on topics such as the following:

- Language and human rights
- Language discrimination
- Language and minority rights
- Language and voting rights
- Language, sustainability, and biodiversity
- Mother-tongue education
- Language policy in international organizations
- Language parity in international settings
- Language use at the United Nations
- The role of language in local and international development
- Language and the post-2015 development agenda
- The role of language in international peacekeeping
- Language and globalization

Please send proposals (200 words or less) to the chair of the symposium organizing committee, Prof. Humphrey Tonkin, at tonkinhartford.edu, by February 15, 2014. The committee expects to make final decisions on the program by March 1.

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