FW: Workshop on Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Thu Dec 20 09:42:41 UTC 2007

Dear All,

with apologies for cross-postings, an interesting workshop call (below) --
and most cordial season's greetings to all of you!

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und
Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL) | Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Universitätscampus Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7, A-1090 Wien
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Von: Peter Austin <pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK>
Antworten an: Peter Austin <pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK>
Datum: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 04:37:17 -0500
Betreff: Workshop on Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance

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

For further details and a downloadable registration form go to
http://www.hrelp.org/events/workshops/revitalisation/index.html Registration
closes on 1st February 2008.

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