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Tue May 26 1998

Confs: Maintenance and loss of minority languages

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Message 1: conference on maintenance and loss of minority languages

Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 09:47:38 +0200
From: Piet Van Avermaet <pvanaveronyx.arts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: conference on maintenance and loss of minority languages

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
MAINTENANCE AND LOSS OF MINORITY LANGUAGES

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


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

08.30-09.30	Registration at Koningshof Conference Center, Veldhoven, the
Netherlands
		Tea/coffee
09.30-10.00	Conference opening

Section I: Language shift from a sociological and social-psychological
perspective
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
15.15-16.00	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
10.15-10.45	Tea/coffee
10.45-11.30	Plenary session: Willem Fase Lecture
11.30-12.30	Concluding remarks on section I and II by Joshua Fishman
12.30-13.30	Lunch

Section III: Towards an integrated explanatory framework for processes of
language shift and loss
13.30-15.30	Preparatory workshops
15.30-16.00	Tea/coffee
16.00-17.30	Round Table chaired by Michael Clyne

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
The Netherlands
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, Institute for the Deaf/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 July 1, 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.

_______________________________________________

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:................................
 ................................
	 ................................
 ................................
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 payment of fees).

Special requests or requirements:..................................	
...................................................................
...................................................................

Place / Date:
Signature:

Piet Van Avermaet
Centre for Language and Migration
Department of Linguistics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Blijde Inkomststraat 7, 3000 Leuven
tel: 32+16+325365
fax: 32+16+325360
e-mail: piet.vanavermaetarts.kuleuven.ac.be
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