New Consortium formed

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at CCAT.SAS.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jun 8 13:55:13 UTC 2001

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This is to announce the formation of a Consortium for Language Policy and
Planning, to be hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Language
Center and Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict.

The Consortium is an unincorporated assembly of a number of research
universities, advocacy bodies, and other scholars interested in issues of
language policy and planning.

Research Universities are those with programs involving several scholars,
        disciplines, departments, or schools focused (in whole or in
        part) on language policy study:

        Current members are:

        City University of New York (Graduate Center);
        Long Island University,
        New York University,
        Stanford University,
        University of Pennsylvania.

Individual Scholars are typically located at institutions without
        established programs, other than their own research interests.

Advocacy Bodies are organizations, institutes, centers etc. whose main
        goal is not research, but are primarily devoted to the advocacy of
        issues surrounding language policy and conflict.

MISSION: The objectives of the Consortium are to enhance the quality of
research, teaching, and information-dissemination on the subject of
language policy formation and study; to strengthen similarly-oriented
programs of its member institutions, and to foster dialogue on the process
of language policy formation in situations of ethnic and linguistic
conflict in the modern world.

        In particular, the Consortium for Language Policy and Planning
will have as a primary focus projects that are educational and
informational--the Consortium will sponsor workshops, summer institutes,
informational and short-courses designed to bring to public discussion
issues affecting schools and other multilingual sites of contention in
contemporary America and other parts of the world.

The Consortium welcomes new members and/or affiliations with similarly-
oriented institutions.  For more information, consult the Consortium's
website at:

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