FW: Call for Registration: FEL X Mysore - VITAL VOICES: Endangered Languages & Multilingualism

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Sat Aug 19 08:04:59 UTC 2006

Dear All,

forwarded, an interesting symposium call.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und
Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL) | Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Universitätscampus Spitalgasse 2-7 Hof 7, A-1090 Wien
Tel. +43 1 4277 43019 | Fax +43 1 4277 9430
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at | http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/

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Von: Nicholas Ostler <nostler at CHIBCHA.DEMON.CO.UK>
Organisation: Foundation for Endangered Languages
Antworten an: <nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Datum: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:39:01 +0900
Betreff: Call for Registration: FEL X Mysore - VITAL VOICES: Endangered
Languages & Multilingualism

 The Foundation for Endangered Languages: Tenth Conference in association
with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India. 25-27 October

Registration is now open,
through downloadable forms which can be found at
http://www.ogmios.org <http://www.ogmios.org>
and at

For most, there is 10% discount for registration (with payment) by 10

Details of the programme, including abstracts of accepted papers,
and the deal offered to attendees, including visits to linguistic sites at
CIIL, and local excursions, can found at
The Foundation for Endangered Languages, in association with the Central
Institute of Indian Languages, will hold its annual 2006 conference in
India, home of more than a thousand languages and dialects, and a
consciously multilingual policy stance by the Government of India. Although
many of these languages enjoy political and economic patronage, others are
struggling to survive. Among these strugglers are the languages of the
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where communities are not only tiny, but also
some of the most anciently independent tribes on the planet. The viability
of many such small languages is threatened.

This year's conference concerns the effects of multilingualism on smaller
languages. A crucial question for this conference is how far
poorly-conceived language planning policies may actually contribute to
environmental imbalance and instability, dangers that are often very little
understood. As we understand the effort to revitalize languages, this is no
more than the support they need to develop in the face of new demands,
including the increased bi- and multi-lingualism coming from globalization,
urbanization and language contact.
ŒVital Voices¹ refers to the growing awareness that the survival and
development of endangered languages are necessary for humanity¹s future,
however endangered they may look amidst the statistics generated for policy
in our globalized economy.

The programme will include a keynote lecture by Professor Lachman
and Globalization

Different sessions, with some 30 talks over three days, will focus on:

Outlining the Danger
Development and Changes
Effects of Contact
Roles for Religion
Literacy Choices & Documentation
Extreme Endangerment
Majority-Minority Relationships
Emerging Complexity
Cooperation with Neighbour Languages
Community Response for Language Support
The Conference Venue
The Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, (CIIL) was set up by the
Government of India in July 1969. It is a large institute with seven
regional centers spread all over India, and is engaged in research and
training in Indian languages other than English and Hindi. It helps to
evolve and implement India¹s language policy and coordinate the development
of Indian languages. Mysore is a city in the Southern Indian
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India> state of Karnataka
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka> . The former capital of the
princely state of Mysore, ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty since the 14th
century, it is now the administrative seat of Mysore District
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_District> , the second largest in
Karnataka, 135 km <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilometre>  from Bangalore
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore> , the state capital. The city is
known for its palaces and many other attractions. One of these is the
Brindavan Gardens laid out beside the Krishnarajasagar dam (19km),
particularly beautiful at night. There are also the Royal Palace, the
Chamundi Hills, Srirangapatnam Temple, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Oriental
Research Institute, and Museums of Folklore, and of Art and Archeology. The
conference dates (25-27 October) will allow participants, if they wish, to
witness Diwali (the festival of lights) on 23 October before coming to
Mysore. A language-related excursion is planned for 28-29 October after the
Bus: Mysore has inter-city and sub-urban public bus transportation.
Rail: Mysore is connected to Bangalore
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore> to the northeast via Mandya
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandya> , and to Hassan
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan>  to the northwest, to Chamarajanagar
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamarajanagar> via Nanjangud
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjangud> to the southeast.
Air: The nearest accessible airport is at Bangalore
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore> .

Foundation for Endangered Languages
Registered Charity: England and Wales 1070616
172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA, England
+44-1225-852865  nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk

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