It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Language Planning and Language Rights
This issue looks into language rights and language planning in their dichotomy between the national and transnational context. As culturally and socially determined phenomena both are undergoing changes via Europeanisation and globalisation processes. This has implications for language planning across all domains. We welcome theoretical and empirical studies that consider (but are in their focus not limited to):
- The concept of linguistic rights for language planning; - Language planning debates and policies as increasingly influenced by international language rights or linguistic human rights frameworks; - Implications of EU policy on minority language rights for language planning; - Impacts of official policies supporting the linguistic rights of communities for future planning
Please send abstracts to the editor for this issue, Dr Gabrielle Hogan-Brun at G.Hogan-Brun@bristol.ac.uk.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 30 January 2014. The deadline for receipt of the final papers is 15 June 2014.