Linguapax symposium

Tasaku Tsunoda tsunoda at TOOYOO.L.U-TOKYO.AC.JP
Mon Feb 23 23:42:25 UTC 2004

Linguapax Asia 2004

AIM: This conference aims at bringing together scholars from European,
Asian, and North American countries to exchange views, present research, and
develop a vision of how to promote multilingualism, protect minority
languages as well as endangered languages, and to advance the fundamental
mission of Linguapax - promoting language and peace. As the first Linguapax
symposium in Asia, the conference will provide a much- needed forum for
researchers and practitioners in the areas of language protection,
revitalization of endangered languages, and multilingual education.
ORGANIZER: Linguapax Asia and The United Nations University
DATE: April 17th, 2004, 9:00 ­ 18:00
LOCATION: The United Nations University, 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo; Chiyoda Line Omotesando Stn.
CONTACT: ; fisterstoga at
(Prof. Frances Fister-Stoga)
Morning session 

9:00    Registration (no prior registration; no registration fee)
9:30    Opening address ­ Dr. H. van Ginkel, Rector UNU
9:45     Keynote speaker ­ Dr. F. Marti, President, Linguapax Institute
10:15    Dr. W. Gater (University of Tokyo) ­ The Concept of National
Languages / the Historic Roots
10:45 ­ 12:30 Case studies of minority languages: the European context
10:45     Dr. K. Brenner (Eotvos Loran Science University ­ Budapest) ­
Linguistic Diversity in Hungary: German Linguistic Community; FUEN ­ Federal
Union of European Nationalities
11:15    Coffee break ­ Documentary film, Dr. A. Stoga (Curator, Royal
Palace Lazienki, Warsaw) ­ ³Le Langage et son Iconographie/The Iconography
of Language²
11:30    Dr H. Lausegger (University of Klagenfurt, Austria) ­ Linguistic
Diversity in Austria: Focus on Slovene Linguistic Communities
12:00    Prof. S. Yamamoto (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) ­ Slovene
Dialects in Italy 

12:30 ­ 13:30    Lunch

Afternoon session

13:30 ­ 17:15 Case studies of minority languages: the Pacific Rim context
13:30    Dr. J. Maher (International Christian University, Tokyo) ­ The Ainu
Linguistic Community
of Japan
14:00    Prof. D. Smith (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo) ­ A Trilingual
Village in Thailand: A Sociolinguistic Study
14:30    Prof. Y. Okayama (Senshu University, Tokyo) ­ Language Attrition
and Maintenance in Palau: an Ethnographic View
15:00    Prof. Y. Akamine (Nagoya City University) ­ An Exploration of
Philippine Dialects
15:30     Coffee break ­ Documentary film
15:45    Dr. M. Andrade (Sophia Junior College) ­ Language Minorities and
ESL/Bilingual Education in California Schools
16:15    Prof. C. Duval (Bunkyo University) ­ Native American Language
Programs: Implications for Future Japanese Language Programs
16:45    Dr. T. Tsunoda (University of Tokyo) ­ Language Loss and Language
Revitalization in Australia
17:15    Panel discussion: Roundtable discussion
17:45    Closing address (Dr. H. van Ginkel/ Dr. F. Marti)

18:00    Reception

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