LINGUIST List 29.2751

Mon Jul 02 2018

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 02-Jul-2018
From: Inge Heslinga <>
Subject: 17th International Conference on Minority Languages
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Full Title: 17th International Conference on Minority Languages
Short Title: ICML XVII

Date: 22-May-2019 - 24-May-2019
Location: Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Contact Person: Cor Van der Meer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2018

Meeting Description:

Minority Languages in a Globalized Society

Globalization has affected our world in countless ways. For example, it changed (and still changes) how people do business, communicate with each other and it impacts education and language learning. This is also the case for minority or minoritized languages. But while the world is increasingly globalizing, minority languages may face severe challenges to survive or withhold their position within a dynamic society.

The few dominant languages strongly influence smaller languages in language use and number of speakers, education and language learning, language policy and the development of language technologies for these under-resourced languages. Some languages are even threatened with extinction. According to the Endangered Language Project, 40% of the languages of the world will disappear due to globalization.

ICML XVII will address the challenges and opportunities of smaller languages such as minority languages in a globalized society. It aims to bring together scholars and students across the multidisciplinary field of minority languages.

We are proud to introduce our plenary speakers:

- Dr. Bernat Joan i Marí (Associate Lecturer, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Catalunya/Spain)
- Dr. Lorna Carson (Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
- Dr. Delyth Prys (Head of the Language Technology Unit Bangor University, Wales/United Kingdom)
- Dr. Mandana Seyfeddinipur (Director Endangered Languages Documentation Programme SOAS/University of London, United Kingdom).

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals focussing on minority languages and...

- digital technologies
- language use in social media
- new speakers
- migration
- methodologies in minority language research
- language policies and revitalization
- education and language learning
- language documentation and archiving.


Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research on minority languages are invited in three formats: colloquia, individual papers, and posters. Proposals should relate to one (or more) of the conference themes listed above.

Proposals for Colloquia:

Colloquia are collections of paper presentations which relate to a narrowly defined topic of interest and are offered in a three-hour time block. Proposals for colloquia are limited to 700 words and should include brief summaries of each of the papers to be included, along with paper titles and individual authors’ names. Sufficient detail should be provided to allow peer reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the proposal. A chair/discussant for the session must also be identified. The person submitting a proposal for a colloquium is responsible for securing the permission and co-operation of all participants before the proposal is submitted.

Proposals for Individual Papers or Posters:

Please submit an abstract (450-words including references) of your paper or poster, with your name, affiliation, address, phone and email address at the end of your abstract. The abstract should include enough detail to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the proposal.

The official language of the conference is English. If a presentation is based on data in any other language, use of multilingual material (e.g. in Power Point slides, handouts) is recommended.
Oral papers will be allotted 30 minutes, allowing 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions.

The abstracts for colloquia should be submitted HERE (
The abstracts for papers and posters should be submitted HERE (

Important Dates:

Submission for proposals for colloquia: 1 October, 2018.
Submission for individual papers or posters: 1 October, 2018.
Notification of acceptance of colloquia: 15 November, 2018.
Notification of acceptance of individual papers or posters: 15 November, 2018.

Reviewing of the abstracts

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously by the members of the Scientific Committee of ICML XVII. They will be evaluated for their contribution to the field, quality of the content, thematic relevance and quality of the abstract (organization, clarity of expression).

We will accept for presentation by each author:
(a) a maximum of 1 first authored paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any authorship status.

Questions or Remarks:

Please visit the website for regular updates on the ICML conference. If you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee:

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