Fishman Birthday Symposium at Penn: Register Now!

Nancy Hornberger nancyh at
Thu May 4 19:07:55 UTC 2006

Registration is still OPEN! for the Celebration of Joshua A. Fishman’s 
Eightieth Birthday at the University of Pennsylvania

Joshua A. Fishman’s eightieth birthday will be celebrated at the 
University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 10, 2006 with a one-day 
symposium honoring his pioneering contributions to the study of language 
and society.

In addition to a keynote by Professor Nkonko Kamwangamalu of Howard 
University on language policy and practice in post-apartheid South 
Africa, and a special presentation to Fishman on behalf of Maori people 
by three Maori representatives, speakers include sociolinguistic greats 
of Fishman’s generation –Dell Hymes, Courtney Cazden, and William Labov, 
as well as a distinguished intergenerational panel composed of Shirley 
Brice Heath, John Baugh, and Kendall King, and a second panel of newly 
emerging scholars. Scholars from all over the world have already 
registered to join this celebration of a visionary and inspiring leader.

For more information about the symposium, including how to register and 
how to submit congratulatory greetings and narratives, visit

Nancy H. Hornberger, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University 
of Pennsylvania
Rakhmiel Peltz, Professor and Director, Judaic Studies, Drexel University
Harold F. Schiffman, Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, 
University of Pennsylvania
Ofelia García, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Martin Pütz, Professor, Department of English, University of Koblenz-Landau

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