[lg policy] calls: Challenges for Medium-sized Language Communities: a Juridical-politic Perspective

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 16 15:17:32 UTC 2011

Challenges for Medium-sized Language Communities: a Juridical-politic

Date: 18-Nov-2011 - 18-Nov-2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Vanessa Bretxa
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.ub.edu/cusc/llenguesmitjanes/?lang=en

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

In the era of globalization, Catalan is a medium-sized language in
deep contact with international languages like Spanish and English. At
this conference we want to know what other similar communities are
doing in order to protect themselves from the possible threats of this
new world order.


Presentation: Antoni Milian (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

The case of French in Quebec. Internal Threats and Challenges: André
Bräen, University of Ottawa (Ottawa University).

The case of French in Quebec. Threats and challenges of globalization
(FTAA / NAFTA, WTO) : Jose Woehrling, University of Montreal (Montreal

Coffee break

The case of Estonian in Estonia. Threats and challenges of English and
the Russophone minority : Mart Rannut, Ülikool Tallinn (Tallinn

Medium-sized languages in the media. Protection against the English
and other international languages, Iñigo Urrutia, Universidad del País
Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea


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