LINGUIST List 6.1428

Sun Oct 15 1995

Calls: ASSETS'96 Deadline Near! Language Rights Conference

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  2. Phil Benson, Call: Language Rights Conference

Message 1: ASSETS'96 Deadline Near!

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 1995 16:33:06 ASSETS'96 Deadline Near!
From: <>
Subject: ASSETS'96 Deadline Near!

 Reminder - Deadline Approaching!!

 >>> ASSETS '96 <<<

 The 2nd ACM/SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies

 April 11-12, 1996 / Waterfront Center Hotel / Vancouver, Canada

 The deadline for submissions is this coming TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1995

 For more information, send e-mail
 to the conference general chair:
 to the conference program chair:

 Or consult the conference web page:
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Message 2: Call: Language Rights Conference

Date: Sun, 15 Oct 1995 17:42:16 Call: Language Rights Conference
From: Phil Benson <>
Subject: Call: Language Rights Conference

* Second call for papers *


June 22-24, 1996 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Organised by the Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic
University in association with a programme committee based at
the Department of Languages and Culture, Roskilde University,

* Plenary speakers *

E. Annamalai, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Florian Coulmas, Chuo University, Japan
Alastair Pennycook, University of Melbourne, Australia
Robert Phillipson, Roskilde University, Denmark
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Roskilde University, Denmark

* Aims *

On paper, the rights of individuals and groups to learn and
use their own languages and the official languages of the
states they live in are widely recognised. In practice, these
rights are fully exercised only by the native speakers of a
small minority of the world's languages.

This conference aims to explore the meaning of language rights
at an international level and in east and southeast Asian
contexts. Relevant areas include

 + language rights and human rights
 + linguistic imperialism
 + international languages and global inequalities
 + language and gender
 + literacy and development
 + linguistic minorities
 + bilingual education
 + language and the media
 + language and the law
 + language and ideology

Papers are welcome which address any of these areas in terms
of language rights. Papers are especially welcome which
address issues of language rights in east and southeast Asian

* Submission of abstracts *

Abstracts are invited for paper presentations of 40-45
minutes. Please submit one copy to fit on one side of A4 to
include title of paper, name of presenter and affiliation.

The main language of the conference will be English. Abstracts
and papers may be in any language. Translation/interpretation
into English will be provided if possible.

Abstracts should be sent to Phil Benson at the address at the
end of this page by 1st December, 1995. Abstracts may be sent
by e-mail, but not by fax.

* Schedule *

Registration opens 1 October, 1995
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 December, 1995
Notification of acceptance: 1 February, 1996
Conference: 22-24 June, 1996

* Registration *

Before 1 March, 1996: US$100
After 1 March, 1996: US$120

* Organisers' address *

If you would like to contact the organisers of the conference
or be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

Phil Benson
English Centre
Hong Kong University,
7/F K.K. Leung Building,
Pokfulam Road,
Hong Kong


Phone: (852) 2803 2153
Fax: (852) 2547 3409
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