|Full Title:||Language Revitalization in a Russian and European Context|
|Start Date:||16-Dec-2013 - 18-Dec-2013|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
Language Revitalization in a Russian and European Context: Exploring Solutions for Minority Language Maintenance
Conference to be held December 16-18 at the University of Helsinki, Finland
The conference focuses on the research of the ongoing processes of language extinction and revitalization. The special emphasis of the conference is on minority language communities in the Russian Federation and European Union in a comparative perspective. While language use in most minority communities in both the EU and the Russian Federation is in decline, both from the point of view of the number of speakers and the development perspectives of their traditional communities, some language communities, such as Sámi, Basque, and Welsh-speakers, have effectively succeeded in revitalizing their languages. From the point of view of preserving the world's linguistic heritage, it is of great importance to learn from such achievements, as well as from the much more numerous failures in language revitalization.
In addition to the main conference, we are also hosting a one-day workshop on citizen science and minority language revitalization after the scientific part of the conference, on December 18. The format of the workshop is an open, round-table discussion. This workshop is open to all conference participants.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics|
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