LINGUIST List 21.3433

Fri Aug 27 2010

Confs: Socioling, Lang Documentation, Applied Ling/USA

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        1.    Julie Auger, Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges

Message 1: Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges
Date: 27-Aug-2010
From: Julie Auger <>
Subject: Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges
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Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges

Date: 07-Oct-2010 - 09-Oct-2010 Location: Bloomington, IN, USA Contact: Deborah Piston-Hatlen Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The 'Minority Languages in Europe' conference will explore aspects of European minority languages and related cultural issues.

Invited Speakers:

-José Ignacio Hualde, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -Bernat Joan i Mari, Secretari de Política Lingüística de la Generalitat de Catalunya -Claude Truchot, Université de Strasbourg -Jean-Luc Vigneux, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ch'Lanchron, author, singer,composer, translator -Colin Williams, Cardiff University

Direct link to the program:

Tentative Program:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

12:00-5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00-7:00 Presentation and Performance by Jean-Luc Vigneux (Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ch'Lanchron, author, singer, composer, translator), Ch'Lanchron, A Weed Planted 30 Years Ago in Picardie


Friday, October 8, 2010

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:30 a.m. Welcome

9:30-11:00 a.m.

Session 1 -

Tilman Lanz & Eva Juarros-Daussa (SUNY, Buffalo), Language Attitudes and Practices among Immigrant Muslims in Catalonia

Gemma Punti (University of Minnesota), Language Policy in Catalonia through the Life of an Immigrant

Francesc Xavier Vila Moreno (Universitat de Barcelona, CUSC), Eva Gomàriz Auró (Universitat de Barcelona, CUSC), & Llorenç Comajoan Colomé (Universitat de Vic, CUSC), Patterns of Language Use in Catalan, Spanish and Tamazight by students in Osona

Session 2 -

Alison Henry (University of Ulster), What about Dialects?

Jolanta Tambor (University of Silesia, Poland), The Silesian Ethno-language: Issues of Codification

Rey Romero (University of Houston-Downtown), Dialect v. Standard in Revitalization Efforts: Judeo-Spanish and Spanish in Istanbul

11:00-11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Plenary Session - Bernat Joan i Marí (Secretary of Language Policy of the Government of Catalonia), Language Policies for Social Cohesion

12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Session 3 -

Josep Soler Carbonell ( Universitat de Barcelona/UC San Diego), Estonia vs. Catalonia: Who Learns from Who? An Insight from the Point of View of their Speakers' Linguistic Ideologies

Patrick McCrea (Tulane University), Politics and the Regional Languages of France: Langue d'Oc and the Langues d'Oïl

Session 4 -

Dov-Ber Kerler & Jeffrey Veidlinger (Indiana University), Rescue Ethnography: Last-chance Recordings of Prewar born Yiddish Native-speakers in Contemporary Eastern Europe

Frances Trix (Indiana University), Strategies of a 500-year Urban Remnant People in Macedonia

3:30-4:00 p.m. Break

4:00-5:00 p.m. Plenary Session - José Ignacio Hualde (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Does Language Revitalization Work? Lessons from Basque

Saturday, October 9, 2010

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Session 5 -

Anne-José Villeneuve (Indiana University), You Can (Try to) Take a Minority Language out of France, but You Can't Take it Out of French

Maria del Puy Ciriza-Lope (University of North Texas at Dallas), 'Basque Spanish': The Creation of an Urban Basque Identity through the Spanish Language

A. Seza Dugruoz (UC Santa Barbara/ Tilburg University), Turkish Spoken in the Netherlands:On-going Language Change

Session 6 -

Carla Paciotto (Western Illinois University), What Do I Lose if I Lose my Bilingual School? The Slovene Language Maintenance Program in Italy

Fabienne Goalabré, Bilingual Education: An Educational Success Without the Expected Impact on Language Revitalization

Sonia Benghida (Cardiff University), The Spatial Planning Strategy in the Welsh Language Revitalization Agenda

10:30-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Session 7 - Video Presentations

Philippa Law (Queen Mary, University of London), Opportunities for Minority Languages in Contemporary British Broadcast Media

Laurent Delabie-Devime, Assertion and/or Extinction of European Regional Languages through the Experiences of a Traveling Artist

Session 8 -

Anne Dagnac (Université Toulouse 2), Picard Interrogatives and Clause-typing

Timothy Gupton (University of Georgia), Minority Languages in Experimental Syntactic Research: Galician as a Case Study

12:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00-3:00 p.m. Plenary Session - Colin Williams (Cardiff University), The Mask of Piety: Reflections on Promotion and Regulation

3:00-3:30 p.m Break

Session 9 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Camiel Hamans (European Parliament), The Monitoring Role of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages

Michele Gazzola (University of Geneva), Evaluating Language Policies for Minority Languages: Principles and Methodology

Susan Holdsworth (Sheffield University), Dutch within Multilingual European Political Discourse

Session 10 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Jean-Pierre Montreuil (The University of Texas at Austin), Diphthongs and Triphthongs in Cotentin Norman

Olga Scrivner & Tanya Flores (Indiana University), Rhotic Variants in Northern Catalan

7:00-10:00 p.m. Banquet, Finch's Brasserie

Page Updated: 27-Aug-2010