[lg policy] International conference on language revitalization

Mrs. Joshua Fishman Joshuaafishman at aol.com
Fri Apr 22 19:30:54 UTC 2016


Dear Serafin Coronel-Molina,

I received the announcement about this forthcoming conference and am  
delighted to see the breadth and scope of the papers  you hope to  
receive. My husband, Joshua A. Fishman, of blessed memory, would be so  
pleased. He would have certainly wanted to attend and participate. I  
am sure that his life-work will live in many of the presentations  
within all four categories you have listed.

I would like to wish you and your assistants  an inspiring conference  
that will lead to more positive, creative  and dedicated language  
revitalization of small languages and their ethnic identity. May this  
be the first of more  such opportunities for people to share their  
knowledge of and active commitment to this humanistic topic. We, my  
family and I, who are committed to and involved in maintaining our own  
small language, Yiddish, applaud your endeavor. Your hard work will  
have been a success, only if the participants  act and persevere long  
after the conference is over.

I look forward to reading more about the program.
Your work is so very important!

Sincerely,
Gella Schweid Fishman





On Apr 17, 2016, at 3:34 PM, Serafin Coronel-Molina wrote:

> FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REVITALIZATION OF INDIGENOUS AND  
> MINORITIZED LANGUAGES
> APRIL 19-21, 2017
> Universitat de Barcelona
> Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya
> Indiana University-Bloomington
>
> https://icriml.indiana.edu
> Contact: congrevit at gmail.com
>
> CALL FOR PROPOSALS
>
> 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.
>
> 1. MISSION STATEMENT
> 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.
> 2. TOPICS
> Priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the  
> following topics:
>
> 1. THE VALUE OF LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY
> Interplay of research, theory, and practice
> Monolingualism, bilingualism, and multilingualism
> Language revitalization and documentation
> Indigenous languages as first, second,  foreign, heritage, and  
> global languages
> Indigenous languages and technologies
>
> 2. EDUCATION AND LEARNING
> Best practices, methodologies, and strategies
> Pragmatics in language teaching and learning
> Ethnographies and narratives of language teaching and learning,  
> ethnoeducation
> Distance learning / online courses
> 3. SPEECH COMMUNITIES, SOCIOCULTURAL AND POLITICAL VIEW
> Languages as vehicles to cultures
> Intellectual, cultural, and political role of Indigenous and  
> minoritized languages
> Sociocultural practices and knowledge
> Dialectology and standardization
> 4. POWER IN LANGUAGE / LINGUISTIC POLICIES
> 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
> 3. GENERAL PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
> 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  
> information
> 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.
> 4. TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS
>
> 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 answers.
>
> 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.
> 5. IMPORTANT DATES
>
> ·       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)
> Mônica 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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