LINGUIST List 9.268

Mon Feb 23 1998

Confs: Language Maintenance & Loss

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Message 1: Language Maintenance and Loss

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 14:03:40 +0100
From: Piet Van Avermaet <pvanaveronyx.arts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: Language Maintenance and Loss

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAINTENANCE AND LOSS OF MINORITY LANGUAGES

KONINGSHOF CONFERENCE CENTER, VELDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
NOVEMBER 26 - NOVEMBER 27, 1998

CALL FOR PAPERS AND REGISTRATION

INTRODUCTION

In line with the two previous International Conferences on Maintenance and
Loss of Minority Languages (Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands; 1988 and
1992), the aim of this conference is to bring together recent developments
from various disciplines. The ambition of this third conference is to offer
a major contribution to a theoretical discussion on the determinants of
language shift and language loss, supported by the exchange of new research
data.
While the two preceding conferences concentrated mainly on the questions
`What is lost of the language?' (structural-linguistic aspects) and `Why
does shift occur?' (sociological and social-psychological explanatory
factors), the Veldhoven conference will focus on two questions; `Why does
shift occur?' and `How is a language lost?', i.e., what are the
psycholinguistic processes involved in language loss? Emphasis will be on
the interaction between the process of transferring from the first to the
second language and the gradual decline of skills in the first language, at
the individual and group levels.

The conference takes place on two consecutive days. Plenary speakers are
invited to make inspiring and thought-provoking remarks on the two
conference themes outlined above, as well as on the broader theoretical
framework. Together with the contributions of the free paper presenters, the
interaction between plenary speakers and participants forms the input for
workshops and a round table discussion on the development of an integrated
theoretical framework. This framework can then serve as a renewed starting
point for continued research into language shift and loss in the new
millennium. The organizing committee is also open to contributions from
disciplines that have recently entered or touched upon the field and may
shed a new light on the language change processes involved.

The organizing committee will determine the best manner in which the results
of the conference can be published.

PROGRAMME

The conference will consist of three sections. The first section addresses
the sociological and social-psychological explanatory context in which
language shift processes take place. The second section deals with language
attrition from a psycholinguistic perspective, and the third is fully
devoted to the building of an integrated explanatory framework for processes
of language shift and loss.
In memory of Willem Fase, one of the initiators of the First and Second
Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages, who died in 1997,
a new forum called the Willem Fase Lecture has been set up. This plenary
lecture forum will be granted to a promising scholar, to be selected from
the abstracts submitted.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998
Section I: Language shift from a sociological and social-psychological
perspective
08.30-09.30	 Registration at Koningshof Conference Center, Veldhoven,
the Netherlands
		 Tea/coffee
09.30-10.00	 Conference opening
10.00-11.00		Plenary session: Lesley Milroy
11.00-12.00		Plenary session: Richard Bourhis
12.00-13.00		Lunch
13.00-13.45		Parallel sessions of free papers
13.45-14.30		Parallel sessions
14.30-15.15		Parallel sessions
15.15-15.30		Closing session of Section I
15.30-16.00		Tea/coffee
Section II: Language loss from a psycholinguistic perspective
16.00-17.00		Plenary session: Kees De Bot
17.00-17.45		Parallel sessions
17.45-18.30		Parallel sessions
19.00-20.30		Dinner

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1998
Section II continued: Language loss from a psycholinguistic perspective
08.30-09.30		Plenary session: Joel Walters
09.30-10.15		Parallel sessions
10.15-10.30		Closing session of Section II
10.30-11.00		Tea/coffee
11.00-12.00		Plenary session: Willem Fase Lecture
12.00-13.00		Lunch
Section III: Towards an integrated explanatory framework for processes of
language shift and loss
13.00-15.00		Preparatory workshops
15.00-15.30		Tea/coffee
15.30-17.00		Round Table chaired by Michael Clyne
17.00-17.30		closing session of conference

GENERAL INFORMATION

Conference Secretariat
Tilburg University
Research Group on Language and Minorities
c/o Heleen Strating-Keurentjes
P.O. Box 90153
NL-5000 LE Tilburg
Tel +31 13 4662588
Fax +31 13 4663110
E-mail language.loss.98kub.nl

Organizing Committee
- Dr. Ton Ammerlaan, Arnhem School of Business
- Madeleine Hulsen, University of Nijmegen
- Dr. Jetske Klatter-Folmer, Tilburg University
- Heleen Strating-Keurentjes, Tilburg University
- Piet Van Avermaet, University of Leuven
- Dr. Kutlay Yagmur, Tilburg University

Scientific Committee
- Prof. Kees de Bot, University of Nijmegen
- Prof. Michael Clyne, Monash University, Melbourne
- Prof. Joshua Fishman, Stanford University, California/Yeshiva University,
New York
- Prof. Koen Jaspaert, University of Leuven
- Dr. Sjaak Kroon, Tilburg University

Location
The conference will be held at Koningshof Conference Center, Veldhoven, the
Netherlands. This modern conference center is situated in forested areas,
only fifteen minutes from the city of Eindhoven and Eindhoven Airport. All
rooms have a shower, toilet, television and telephone. Koningshof offers a
wide range of indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities, including a
swimming pool, sauna, fitness club and squash court.

Registration and fees
For registration, all participants (including authors of submitted abstracts
of papers) are requested to mail the attached registration form before
August 1, 1998.
The registration fees are:
Dfl 410	conference programme and full board, before July 1, 1998.
Dfl 460	conference programme and full board, after July 1, 1998.
Dfl 235	conference programme, before July 1, 1998.
Dfl 285	conference programme, after July 1, 1998.
Please add an additional Dfl 10 to cover international transfer charges if
subscribing from abroad.
The fee for the programme covers the conference fee, lunches on Thursday and
Friday, tea/coffee during breaks, and the foreseen conference publication.
The fee for full board additionally covers a single-room accommodation for
one night including breakfast at Koningshof Conference Center on
Thursday/Friday as well as dinner on Thursday. You will receive confirmation
of registration, and the final programme at the end of August, 1998.
Those who arrive earlier or wish to stay longer must take care of further
accommodations themselves. They can contact the Conference Secretariat.

Payment of fees
All payments should reach us either before June 15, 1998 or ultimately by
August 1, 1998 (see Registration and fees). Fees should be paid in Dutch
guilders to: KUB/FLW, account number 2386602, mentioning 'code 1.8210.W334'.

Cancellations
The Conference Secretariat should be notified of cancellations in writing.
If cancellations are received before August 1, 1998 all fees, minus a
cancellation charge of 25% will be refunded. If cancelled after August 1,
but before September 1, 1998 the cancellation charge will be 50%. No refunds
will be made for cancellations received later than September 1, 1998.

Submission of papers
All those intending to present a paper in the free paper parallel sessions
are requested to submit a one-page abstract before April 15, 1998. Abstracts
are for 35-minute papers (plus 10 minutes for discussion). Please send three
double-spaced copies of the abstract, of which two should be without any
identification of author or affiliation, and the third should include your
name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail, fax and phone number. You are
also asked to include a diskette containing the abstract (preferably in Word
Perfect 5.1 or higher). Please state at the top of each copy for which
section of the conference the abstract is intended (Section I or II).
English will be the official language and the preferred language for the
presentation of papers.
Notification of acceptance of the paper will be sent before June 1, 1998.
_______________________________________________________________

REGISTRATION FORM

Third International Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages,
Koningshof Conference Center, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, November 26 -
November 27, 1998.

Please fill out completely and return to the Conference Secretariat before
July 1, or ultimately before August 1, 1998.
_______________________________________________

O male / O female

Name, initials:................................

First name:............................

Institution:............................

Mailing address:................................
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Country:................

Tel. / Fax:.......................

E-mail:........................

Please register me for:
O	conference programme and full board,
	before July 1, 1998.	 Dfl 410
O	conference programme and full board, 
	after July 1, 1998.	 Dfl 460
O	conference programme,
	before July 1, 1998.	 Dfl 235
O	conference programme,
	after July 1, 1998.	 Dfl 285

I hereby confirm that the fees have been remitted to the KUB/FLW account
(see \171payment of fees\187).

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