[lg policy] Jamaica: Conference on Language Policy and Language rights

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 6 13:56:51 UTC 2011

The inaugural conference on Language Policy and Language rights held
in Jamaica over a two day period between January  13 -14, 2011 saw
presentations and participation from the regions leading researchers
on language and linguistics among top  government officials
representing their island territories.

The conference sought to bring together a group of Caribbean policy
makers, from across the Caribbean and with in the International center
on Caribbean Language Research (ICCLR) network. As a result a
programme of activities and applied research was presented on the
experiences and current language situation in each territory across
the Caribbean.

The Conference ended successfully with the finalization on the
charter, with each participant signing off  on the core policies for
the implementation after the overview of government and civil society

Conference Concept Document

The goal of the Conference on Language Policy in the Caribbean was to
bring together a group of policy makers from across the Caribbean and
members of the International Centre on Caribbean Language Research
(ICCLR) network. Download the conference concept document to learn


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