Workshop on Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Thu Dec 20 09:40:42 UTC 2007

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme at SOAS is holding a Workshop:

Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance
Saturday 9 February, 2008

Convenors: Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank

The theme of this workshop is issues in language revitalisation and maintenance. The goal of the workshop is to highlight and discuss theoretical and practical issues in revitalising and maintaining endangered languages, and especially issues of goals, models and methods for revitalisation of threatened languages. Among the issues to be considered will be:

   1. What are the aims/goals of language revitalisation?

   2. What part should teaching play in a revitalisation programme?

   3. What is the role of media and technology in language revitalisation?

   4. Are there limits to the applicability and transferability of models of language revitalisation? 

Speakers include Viv Edwards (Reading), Meili Fang and David Nathan (SOAS), Lenore Grenoble (Chicago), Susan Penfield (Arizona)and Suzanne Romaine (Oxford).

For further details and a downloadable registration form go to Registration closes on 1st February 2008.

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Program
PhD convenor
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom


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