5th Language and Politics Symposium

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Wed Jul 21 13:12:00 UTC 2004

Forwarded from Linguist-List.

5th Language and Politics Symposium

Date: 15-Sep-2004 - 18-Sep-2004
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Contact: John Kirk
Contact Email: j.kirk at qub.ac.uk

Meeting Description:

Taking Stock in the Literature, Sociolinguistics and Legislation of
Minority or Regional Languages in Northern Ireland, the Republic of
Ireland, and Scotland

Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for Irish and Scottish
Studies For the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and
Ulster With additional funding applied for from Foras na Gaeilge,
 Tha Boord o Ulstr-Scotch, and Iomairt Cholm Cille


Draft 4: 17 July 2004

To participate, please contact to register by 6 September 2004:
j.m.kirk at qub.ac.uk or d.obaoill at qub.ac.uk
028 9097 3815 or 028 9097 3390

Wednesday 15 September 2004

19.00-22.00 Old Staff Common Room
Registration and Evening Buffet

Thursday 16 September 2003:
08.30 Registration in Peter Froggatt Ce ntre 204
Arrival coffee and scones

09.15 Peter Froggatt Centre 212, Symposium Opening

Morning Session: Current Legislation

09.30 Languages Equality Bill
Sen  Cuiren
Pdraig  Laighin

10.30	Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill
	Duncan Ferguson (invited; unconfirmed)
	Wilson Macleod

11.30	Morning coffee and tea

12.00	Ulster-Scots Academy
(Invited but unconfirmed: Ian Adamson, Gavin Falconer, Nelson
McCausland, Ian Parsley, Anne Smyth)

OB12.45	Scots and the Scottish Executive
	Michael Hance

13.30	Buffet Lunch

Afternoon Session: Literature and Language Development

14.30	Ivan Herbison (Queen's University Belfast)
The Revival of Scots in Ulster: Why Literary History Matters

15.30	Christopher Whyte (University of Glasgow)
Sorley Maclean and Modernism

16.30	Tea

17.00 Alan Titley (St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra)
Twentieth-century Literature in Irish and its Contribution to the
Development of Irish

18.00	Panel and Further Discussion

18.30 Reception and Book Launch by Cl Ollscoil na Banrona Patrick
Fermanagh 1: Lisnaskea and District: The Parish of Aghalurcher
(Place-Names of Northern Ireland, vol. 8)
Neal Alexander, Shane Murphy and Anne Oakman
To the Other Shore: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies
(Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics 12)

Friday 17 September 2004

Morning Session: Sociolinguistics

09.30	The Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Scots
		Caroline Macafee (invited, unconfirmed).

10.30	Coffee

11.0	The Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Scottish Gaelic
Will Lamb (Lews Castle College, Benbecula Campus)

12.0	The Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Irish
Brian  Curnin (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies)
Conchr  Giollagin (St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra)

13.0	Lunch

Afternoon Session: International Comparisons

14.00 Tomasz Wicherkiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan),
author of The Making of a Language: The Case of the Idiom of
Wilamowice, Southern Poland (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 2003)
		Kashubian and Scots

14.45 Alexander Pavlenko, author of several articles in Scottish
		Ukraine and Scots
15.30	Tea

16.00 Zammit Ciantar (University of Valetta), author of The
Place-Names of the Coast of Gozo and translator of Hans Christian
Andersen into Maltese
		Maltese and Irish

16.45 Final Session: International Comparisons and Issues; 2005
Symposium: Minority Languages and the Economy; Closing Discussion

18.00 (approx.) Close

Symposium Dinner, The Great Hall
19.30	Reception and Dinner
(Invited Guest Speakers: President Mary McAleese, Frank McAveety,
Eamon  Cuiv, Peter Peacock, Angela Smith)

Saturday 18 September

Excursion to Down Cathedral, Downpatrick for Celtic Worship: A
Celebration of the New Irish Language Version of the Book of Common
Prayer, an event organised for the Irish Guild of the Church of
Ireland by Gordon McCoy

9.30	Bus leaves Queen's University
10.30  	Tour of Cathedral
11.00	Arrivals
11.15	Welcomes and Opening Prayers
11.30	Nicholas Williams
'The Irish Language and the Reformation'
12.00	Questions
12.15	Rev Terence McCaughey.
'The Gaelic Bible in Ireland and Scotland'
12.30	Questions

12.45 Bus tour to surrounding places of historical and cultural
interest (e.g. Saul church, St. PatrickEuro(tm)s Centre, Strangford)
with packed lunch

2.30	Sen  Duinn
'Celtic Christianity: The Irish Language Experience'
3.00	Questions
3.15	Gaelic-Speaking Minister from Scotland
4.00	Leaslaoi  Briain
'The Irish Language Guild of the Church of Ireland'
5.00	Service of Worship (including contributions from Scottish
and Irish Gaelic choirs)
Book Launch: New Irish Language Version of the Book of  Common Prayer
7.00	Bus departs from Downpatrick
8.00	Return to Queen's University

Sunday 19 September

11.00	Bus Tour of Belfast

3.00 Presbyterian Service in Irish with An Tor ar Lasadh ('The Burning
Bush') in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast

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