[lg policy] International conference on language revitalization

Serafin Coronel-Molina scoronelmolina at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 19:34:17 UTC 2016


*APRIL 19-21, 2017 *

*Universitat de Barcelona*

*Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya*

*Indiana University-Bloomington*


*Contact: *congrevit at gmail.com


*Submission Deadline: July 30, 2016*

*Plenary Speakers *

Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Maya Khemlani David (University of Malaya)

Teresa McCarty (University of California, Los Angeles)

Joan Peytaví (Universitat de Perpinyà)

The Grup d’Estudi de Llengües Amenaçades (GELA) at Universitat de
Barcelona, the Departament de Filologia i Didàctica de la Llengua i la
Literatura at the Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, the
Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education and the Department
of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University-Bloomington invite
proposals for panels, individual papers, roundtable discussions, inte
ractive workshops, poster sessions, and instructional technology showcases
to be presented at the First International Conference on Revitalization of
Indigenous and Minoritized Languages.

Successful proposals will clearly indicate the relationship of the
presentation to the core conference themes. Presentations should provide an
opportunity for conference participants to engage with some of the
challenging and fundamental questions at the intersection of theory,
research and praxis.


The mission of the First International Conference on Revitalization of
Indigenous and Minoritized Languages (2017) is to bring together
instructors, practitioners, activists, Indigenous leaders, scholars and
learners who speak and study these languages. This international conference
includes research, pedagogy and practice about the diverse languages and
cultures of Indigenous and minoritized populations worldwide. The
conference engages participants in a global dialogue and also serves as a
forum for networking and exchanging ideas, experiences and research on
language revitalization issues from interdisciplinary perspectives. In
other words, its mission is to exchange different ideas and experiences
that will transcend the academy walls and find space in the larger world
community by giving all the participants an opening to share their multiple
ways of being, seeing, knowing and learning.


Priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the
following topics:


   - Interplay of research, theory, and practice
   - Monolingualism, bilingualism, and multilingualism
   - Language revitalization and documentation
   - Indigenous languages as first, second,  foreign, heritage, and global
   - Indigenous languages and technologies


   - Best practices, methodologies, and strategies
   - Pragmatics in language teaching and learning
   - Ethnographies and narratives of language teaching and learning,
   - Distance learning / online courses


   - Languages as vehicles to cultures
   - Intellectual, cultural, and political role of Indigenous and
   minoritized languages
   - Sociocultural practices and knowledge
   - Dialectology and standardization


   - Language attitudes and ideologies
   - Language policy and planning from top-down and bottom-up
   - Linguistic rights
   - Assessment and evaluation of languages

Please note that while proposals will be accepted from a broad range of
disciplinary perspectives, the selection will prioritize the intersection
of research and praxis in relation to Indigenous and minoritized languages



   Proposals will be accepted only through the online submission system,
   details of which will be announced in due course.

·       Proposals are welcome in any language with a translation to
Catalan, Spanish, or English. All proposals, regardless of type, must
include the following:

   - Name of the author/organizer, institutional affiliation, and contact
   - Title of the proposed presentation
   - Abstract (300 words)
   - A/V equipment needs for your presentation


   Proposals for panels and roundtable discussions must also include:

   - Name and institutional affiliation for each additional participant
   - Role or proposed topic to be covered by each additional participant
   (150 words)
   - Indication that all proposed participants have been contacted and have
   agreed to participate


   Language for the presentations: The Grup d'Estudi de Llengües Amenaçades
   (GELA) strives to foster the recognition of all languages in all settings,
   including the academic ones. In all the international activities we have
   organized, we have promoted the use of as many languages as possible
   without compromising the presence of a large audience. We do this in
   accordance to our motto, “live together without compromising diversity”.
   Thus, we invite you to submit your proposals in any language you wish. We
   will be delighted to receive texts in languages that are commonly absent in
   the academic environment. We will give them visibility and we will show,
   once more, that we can talk about anything in all languages and that
   diversity is not an obstacle to communication.

   A selection of papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.



   Presentations may be made in a number of formats, as listed below. You
   must indicate the proposed format in your submission. The Conference
   Committee may negotiate the proposed delivery format with the speaker.

   *Individual Papers (20 minutes)  *

   Individual paper proposals provide an opportunity to present original
   contributions to the research, theory, and practice in relation to
   Indigenous and minoritized language revitalization. Submissions should
   clearly indicate the importance of the proposed topic to conference themes.

   Upon acceptance, individual papers will be organized into panels of
   three or four by subject. Individual presenters will have 20 minutes to
   deliver the content of their individual papers, allowing 10 minutes at
   the end of all the presentations for questions and answers.

   *Panel Presentations (90 minutes) *

   Individuals or institutional sponsors may propose to organize a panel of
   presentations on a related subject, with each presenter offering a
   perspective on the topic.  Panels may include a chair/moderator, three
   or four presenters, and a discussant. Each presenter will be allotted 20
   minutes to deliver his/her paper, allowing 15 minutes at the end of the
   panel for commentary by a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions and

   Panel proposals must include information on all proposed participants
   and must indicate that they have been contacted and agree to participate.
   The individual submitting the proposal will be the sole contact person
   regarding the panel.

   *Roundtable Discussions (60 minutes)*

   Individuals or institutional sponsors may propose to organize a round
   table discussion on a topic related to conference themes. Like panels,
   roundtable discussions are coordinated by an organizer/moderator and offer
   different perspectives on the proposed topic. However, rather than focusing
   on the presentation of individual papers, presentation time for each
   discussant is limited to 5-7 minutes. The majority of the session is
   devoted to dialogue between the discussants and the audience.

   In the best round tables, the speakers are aware of each other's work
   and views, and they refute or support those views in their own talks, there
   is substantive interchange, as well as the chance to go in-depth very
   quickly. They are time-efficient and encourage audience participation in
   the discussion.

   Proposals for roundtable discussions must include information on all
   proposed discussants and must indicate that they have been contacted and
   agree to participate.  The individual submitting the proposal will be
   the sole contact person regarding the roundtable discussion.

   *Interactive Workshops (60 minutes) *

   In workshops, presenters spend a short amount of time on the delivery of
   the pedagogical concept, theory or model, and the majority of the session
   is devoted to direct, hands-on participation by the attendees. Workshops
   are organized to address a theme, discussion is informal and interactive,
   and papers are not presented.


·       Submission of proposals: April 1, 2016-July 30, 2016

·       Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2016

·       Registration: November 1, 2016- December 31, 2016

·       Conference: April 19-21, 2017

*Organizing Committee*

Mònica Barrieras (GELA-UB)
Llorenç Comajoan (UVic, CUSC-UB)
Pere Comellas (GELA-UB)
Serafín M. Coronel-Molina (IU)
Montserrat Cortès-Colomé (GELA-UB)
Alícia Fuentes-Calle (GELA-UB)
M. Carme Junyent (GELA-UB)
John H. McDowell (IU)

*Academic Committee*

Willem H. Adelaar (Leiden University)

Joan A. Argenter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Peter Austin (SOAS, University of London)

Albert Bastardas (Universitat de Barcelona)

Alà Baylac (Universitat de Perpinyà)

Matthias Brenzinger (University of Cape Town)

Jasone Cenoz (Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea)

Marina Chini (Università di Pavia)

José del Valle (Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

José Antonio Flores Farfán (CIESAS, Mexico)

William Foley (The University of Sydney)

Margaret Florey, Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Jordi Ginebra (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Lluïsa Gràcia (Universitat de Girona)

Lenore A. Grenoble (The University of Chicago)

Colette Grinevald (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

Rainer Enrique Hamel (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)

Nancy H. Hornberger (University of Pennsylvania)

Kendall King (University of Minnesota)

Paul V. Kroskrity (University of California, Los Angeles)

Luís Enrique López (EDUVIDA, GIZ)

Judith Maxwell (Tulane University)

Brauli Montoya (Universitat d'Alacant)

Ulrike Mosel (Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel)

Pieter Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Lluís B. Polanco (Universitat de València)

Fernando Ramallo (Universidade de Vigo)

Lawrence Reid (University of Hawaii)

Thomas Ricento (University of Calgary)

Suzanne Romaine (University of Oxford)

Inge Sichra (PROEIB Andes)

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Åbo Akademi University)

Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Ilan University)

Jordi Suils (Universitat de Lleida)

Mireia Trenchs (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Nobuyuki Tukahara (Kyoto University)

Virginia Unamuno (CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

M*ô*nica Veloso Borges (Universidade Federal de Goiás)

Ghil‘ad Zuckermann (The University of Adelaide)


Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

School of Education

Indiana University

W.W. Wright Education Building
201 N. Rose Ave., Room #3044
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006

Phone: (812) 822-1087

Fax: (812) 856-8287

Skype: serafin.m.coronel.molina

E-mail: scoronel at indiana.edu
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