Workshop: Language and Politics – Normative R eflections

Yael Peled yael.peled at
Fri Feb 20 11:23:13 UTC 2009

Language and Politics – Normative Reflections

Thursday 5 March 2009

Nuffield College (Clay Room), University of Oxford

The world contains approximately 6000 languages divided into  
approximately 192 independent states. While global linguistic  
diversity is not evenly distributed, virtually all states are  
multilingual. What is the appropriate political response to linguistic  
diversity? Which principles of justice should guide language policy?  
The aim of this one-day workshop is to explore some of the normative  
dimensions to language politics and linguistic justice.

10.30-11: Tea

11-12.30: Denise Réaume (University of Toronto/University of Oxford):  
Lingua Franca Fever: Sceptical Remarks
Respondent: David Miller (University of Oxford)

12.30-1.30: Lunch

1.30-3: Anna Stilz (Princeton University): Civic Nationalism and  
Language Policy
Respondent: Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University/University of Oxford)

3 – 3.15: Tea

3.15-4.45: Helder De Schutter (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/ 
University of Oxford) and Lea Ypi (University of Oxford): Language and  
Respondent: Yael Peled (University of Oxford)

Participation is free but registration is required, and the number of  
participants is limited to 25. Please register with Yael.Peled at 
, and include a short (<100 words) bio. For directions, see 


Yael Peled

Nuffield College
Oxford OX1 1NF, UK

Tel.: + 44 (0)1865 278650
Fax: + 44 (0)1865 278621

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