Thailand Royal Institute Language Policy Announcement

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Wed Sep 5 13:29:36 UTC 2007

Thailand Royal Institute Language Policy Announcement

Call for Papers

The Royal Institute of Thailand, in cooperation with The Embassy of
the United States, The Australian Embassy, UNESCO-Bangkok,
UNICEF-Thailand, The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education
Organization (SEAMEO), The Embassy of the United States, The Embassy
of Australia, and SIL International invites scholars, government
officials, and language practitioners to submit abstracts for the
"National Language Policy: Language Diversity fot National Unity,"
February 28-29, 2008, in Bangkok, Thailand.  Keynote speakers will
include Benjamin Spolsky, Joseph LoBianco, and other noted language
policy experts. Conference themes will include (but are not limited

• Case studies in language planning and language policy;
• English education in non-English speaking countries;
• Language policy and conflict resolution;
• Language policy and refugee/transnational migration situations;
• Bilingual and multilingual education policies and practice;
• Language policy and ethno-linguistic minority languages;
• Translation policies and practices on the international, national,
and local levels;
• Corpus planning for national languages;
• Language policy and the UN Millennium Development Goals
                (including Education for All);
• Language policy and socio-economic theory (with special emphasis on
the Self-    Sufficiency Economic Theory of His Majesty King Bhumibol
of Thailand)

Deadline for electronic submission of abstracts: December 14, 2007.
Notification of acceptance: December 24, 2007
Deadline for submission of papers for publication in conference
proceedings: March 31, 2008.

• Delegate – Thai Resident   Fee Baht 3,000 /person
• Student – Thai Resident   Fee Baht 1,000 /person
• Non-Thai Resident
- before Dec 31, 2007    Fee US $ 150 /person
- after Dec 31, 2007    Fee US $ 175 /person
Contact: - Prof. Dr. Udom  Warrotamasikhadit
    - Dr. Cholthicha  Sudmuk
    email : cholthicha at

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length, and include the
speaker's name, email address, and affiliation.  Abstracts should be
submitted as Word documents.  Presentations will be limited to 20
minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.  In keeping with the
multilingual spirit of the conference, presentations may be made in
any language, but non-English speaking presenters must themselves
arrange for translation into English, and must conform to time

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