LINGUIST List 33.203

Fri Jan 21 2022

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics/Latvia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Jan-2022
From: Heiko Marten <>
Subject: Regional Languages in Education: from Literature towards Literacy
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Regional Languages in Education: from Literature towards Literacy

Date: 16-Jun-2022 - 17-Jun-2022
Location: Rēzekne, Latvia
Contact: Sanita Martena
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to invite interested researchers working on regional and minority languages or languages in education to our International Academic Conference ''Regional Languages in Education: from Literature towards Literacy''. It will take place from 16 - 17 June 2022 at Rēzekne Academy of Technologies, Atbrīvošanas aleja 115, in the city of Rēzekne in the highly multilingual and multiethnic region of Latgale in Eastern Latvia.

The aim of the conference is to exchange experiences with regional and other lesser-used languages and their education. We will discuss approaches to the acquisition of regional languages and compare experiences and research perspectives of different regional language contexts in Europe and beyond.
We will be thrilled to see researchers and educational staff from different regional language settings to present their abstracts and discuss, in particular, the diverse perspectives of language learners, their wishes and motivation. We would also love to hear your thoughts and opinions about related topics, which will be addressed during the conference.

The conference is planned to take place on campus in Rēzekne in the region of Latgale in Eastern Latvia. Covid-19 pandemic safety regulations will be in place according to the local pandemic situation in June 2022 (distance rules, standard hygienic measures, access to the conference premises only for vaccinated people, possibly obligations to wearing masks or testing). Depending on the situation in Latvia, the options of holding the conference remotely or in a 'hybrid' model will be considered. Decisions will be taken on short notice.

Call for Papers:

If you are interested, please submit your abstract by 15th February here:

For more information about the conference, fees, registration and other dates, please visit the following website: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Your presence at our conference will be much appreciated, and we look forward to receiving a your applications!

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