[lg policy] New Mexico: International Indigenous Language Policy Research Conference

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 15 14:48:55 UTC 2010


International Indigenous Language Policy Research Conference

April 26-27, 2010
Graduate Students Call for Papers
Deadline: March 05, 2010

A central aspect of the Center’s mission is to facilitate an
international dialogue about policy issues that will
foster a better understanding of the unique challenges Indigenous
communities face in the maintenance and
survival of their respective languages. Our goal is to explore the
commonalities that will help build
collaborative support and advocacy of Indigenous language maintenance
efforts by bringing together
scholars and advocates representing diverse language communities from
the Americas. In addition to this
year’s agenda, the Center will provide a venue for graduate students
to present new and forthcoming
research projects related to one or more of the topic areas listed
below. This opportunity will allow students
to receive feedback and discuss relevant issues with Indigenous
scholars, researchers, and university faculty.

Conference Focus Areas:

The 2010 International Language Policy Research Conference will
explore the following topics and issues:
 International social, economic, or political polices and their
impact on grass root efforts for
Indigenous language maintenance and revitalization.
 National education policies and their on impact Indigenous language
maintenance initiatives.
 The role of school and community-based efforts in the survival of
Indigenous languages and key
issues and challenges facing Indigenous language communities.
 The impact of early childhood education policies and programs on
Indigenous language loss or
 The influence of local educational policies on community practices
of language maintenance and
formation of language attitudes among Indigenous youth generations.
 The role of national and local educational policies in hastening or
mitigating Indigenous language
 The role of national or local education policies in shaping the
broader social and cultural contexts
for Indigenous language survival.

Submission Guidelines

We invite prospective presenters to submit a proposal following the
guidelines below. All proposals must
address one or more of the conference topics or issues listed above.
Deadline for submission is March 05,
2010. Notification of accepted Conference presentation will be issued
no later than March 26, 2010.
Please submit your proposal with the following required information:
1. Title of presentation (Be sure it is clear and reflects the content
of your presentation.)
2. Name(s) of presenter(s), your academic program, and/or Indigenous
language affiliation.
3. Presenter(s) Contact Information: Mailing address, Email address,
Phone number(s) and
FAX number, if available.
4. Suggested Format for Presentation Select one of the following formats:
a. Individual Presentation Paper presentations will be scheduled for
30 minutes followed by 15
minutes for questions and comments from the audience.
b. Poster Session: Provides an informal opportunity for presenters to
discuss and provide
information about a proposed research topic. Information, supporting
materials, visuals, or other
preliminary research resources are organized by the presenter for
presentation. Poster
presenters will be scheduled in blocs of one half-hour presentations
with 15 minutes for comments
and questions.
5. Presentation Abstract (150-300 words)
6. Brief description (50 words or less) of the presentation for the
printed conference program.
For more information about the Conference contact:
Dr. Christine Sims, Assist. Professor: (505) 277-3175 Email: csims at unm.edu
Dr. Penny Bird, Program Manager: (505) 277-0537 Email: cpbirdsd at unm.edu
Email or FAX your submission to:
Dr. Penny Bird, Program Manager: (505) 277-8362 Email: cpbirdsd at unm.edu
Department of Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies
University of New Mexico, College of Education
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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