[EDLING:194] CFP: III Mercator International Symposium

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 13 22:04:02 UTC 2004

III Mercator International Symposium
"Linguistic diversity and education: challenges and opportunities"

The Mercator-Education project team is happy to announce the III
Mercator International Symposium which will take place in
Ljouwert/Leeuwarden (Frysl¬Čn, The Netherlands) from 25 - 27 November
2004. This conference "Linguistic diversity and education: challenges
and opportunities" examines new issues and developments in the field of
education, minority languages and learning within the European Union.
The symposium is organised by Mercator-Education in collaboration with
the other two Mercator centres; Mercator-Media and Mercator-Legislation.
It will be the third symposium in a row. The first Mercator
International Symposium was organised in Aberystwyth on 8-9 april 2003
with as theme: "Shaping an agenda for the global age", and the second
Mercator International Symposium in Tarragona on 27-28 February 2004
with as theme: "Europe 2004: a new framework for all languages?".
Key issues of the forthcoming symposium will be:

Comparison of educational systems

Minority languages and policy

Information and infrastructure

Linguistic diversity in the new EU member states

Media & education

Mother tongue and 2 other languages

People are encouraged to submit a paper proposal (max. 500 words).
Deadline is July 1, 2004.

The symposium program committee will send notification of the acceptance of
papers before August 1, 2004.

Abstracts can be sent to: mercator at fryske.akademy.nl

More information can soon be found at the website of Mercator-Education

Fryske Akademy
Postbus 54
Tel: +31 (0)58-2343063
8900 AB Leeuwarden

Web editor
Fryske Akademy
Doelestrjitte 8
P.O. Box 54
NL-8900 AB, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden
The Netherlands
Tel +31-58-2131414
Fax +31-58-2131409
e-mail: <mailto:mercator at fa.knaw.nl>mercator at fa.knaw.nl

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