LINGUIST List 19.3798

Fri Dec 12 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/Germany

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        1.    Susanne Schuster, Festival of Languages

Message 1: Festival of Languages
Date: 12-Dec-2008
From: Susanne Schuster <>
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Festival of Languages

Date: 17-Sep-2009 - 07-Oct-2009 Location: Bremen, Germany Contact: Thomas Stolz Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Festival of Languages will take place in September/October 2009 in Bremen/Germany. It is meant to familiarise the general public with the idea of the linguistic diversity of our world as a positive value of humankind that needs to be preserved.

The Festival covers a period of altogether 21 days from 17 September (a Thursday) to 7 October (a Wednesday), 2009 and takes place at various sites in the entire city-state of Bremen including among others the campus of the University of Bremen, museums, the local parliament, libraries, the Haus der Wissenschaft, the Instituto Cervantes, the Institut Français, the Institut für Niederdeutsche Sprache (INS), several local schools and the public places in the centre of town.

The ''Institute of General and Applied Linguistics'' (IAAS) at the University of Bremen is organizing among others six different conferences (e.g. the 2nd International Conference of Maltese Linguistics, Morphologies in Contact, et cetera), days devoted to particular languages like Basque, Livonian, Chamorro and many others, exhibitions, talks and a multitude of public events.