[lg policy] call: New Speakers of Minority Languages: A Dialogue

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 7 15:25:02 UTC 2012

New Speakers of Minority Languages: A Dialogue

Date: 30-Mar-2012 - 31-Mar-2012
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Bernadette O'Rourke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

This is a one and half day event hosted by Heriot-Watt University and
the University of Edinburgh. The aim of the Symposium is to bring
together scholars working on 'new speakers' of minority languages in
different parts of the world where traditional communities of speakers
are being eroded. In these contexts, new speakers often emerge as a
result of revitalization efforts and more favourable language
policies, prompting some individuals to become speakers of the
minority language and to invest in its provision for the next

Registration fee: £50 (Concessions: £35)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alexandra Jaffe
Professor Alan Davies

Call for Papers:

In this Symposium we welcome contributions related to the 'new
speaker' theme either from a theoretical perspective or/and case
studies of new speakers of specific linguistic minorities. These
contributions will be included in the programme as individual papers
or as part of round table discussions.

We welcome abstracts of not more than 300 words in length, by no later
than 31 January 2012. Abstracts should include the presenter's name
and institutional affiliation, if any, a very brief biography (not
more than a further 100 words), and a contact email address. It is
expected that information on acceptance of proposals will be
communicated by 15 February.

Please email your abstracts to Bernadette O'Rourke at b.m.a.o'rourkehw.ac.uk.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by our Scientific Committee and
will be evaluated in terms of their relevance to the theme of the


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