LINGUIST List 26.1171

Mon Mar 02 2015

Confs: Anthropological Ling, Historical Ling, Lang Acquisition, Philosophy of Lang, Socioling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 19-Feb-2015
From: Lise Bazinet <>
Subject: Protecting Language Rights: Promoting Linguistic Pluralism
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Protecting Language Rights: Promoting Linguistic Pluralism
Short Title: IALC Conference

Date: 20-May-2015 - 21-May-2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Alexandra Auger
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English; French; Spanish; Welsh; Aranés; Català; Gaelic (Irish); Albanian, Arbëreshë; Serbian; Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian

Meeting Description:

The general public is invited to the second annual Conference of the Association of International Language Commissioners.

The IALC assists the language commissioners role throughout the world by promoting best practices and standards of excellence and by advancing language equality and diversity.

Topics Include:

- Language Rights: Holding Governments to Account
- The Promotion and Protection of Linguistic Pluralism
- The Preservation and Revitalization of Aboriginal/Indigenous and Minority Languages
- Language and Group Conflict

Guest Speakers Include:

- Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Canada)
- Nicoletta Mariolini, Swiss Federal Delegate of Plurilingualism Switzerland)
- Naiomi W. Metallic, Aboriginal and Constitutional Rights, Burchells LLP, Halifax (Canada)
- Akhtarul Wasey, National Commissionner for Linguistic Minorities (India)
- Pär Stenbäck, Former Minister of Education and Foreign Relations (Finland)
- Colin Williams, Research Professor in sociolinguistics in the school of Welsh, Cardiff
University (Wales, UK)

The conference is hosted on the University of Ottawa campus by the Official Language and
Bilingualism Institute.

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