[lg policy] call: Language Rights, Inclusion and Ethnic Conflicts

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 12 16:48:29 UTC 2012

Language Rights, Inclusion and Ethnic Conflicts
Short Title: IALL 13

Date: 13-Dec-2012 - 17-Dec-2012
Location: Chiang May, Thailand
Contact Person: Fernand de Varennes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 27-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

The 13th International Conference on Law and Language of the
International Academy of Linguistic Law is a collaborative effort
involving researchers from the Faculties of Law and Mass
Communications at Chiang Mai University (Thailand), the International
Observatory of Language Rights in Moncton (Canada), and UNESCOCAT in
Barcelona (Spain). This conference is part of a series of biannual
events organised through the International Academy of Linguistic Law
since 1984 when it was founded as an international multidisciplinary
organisation bringing together jurists, linguists, social scientists
and all those worldwide interested in world linguistic diversity, as
well as the relationship between law and language.

The General Scientific Committee of the Conference is formed by
Professors Fernand de Varennes, Kanya Hirunwattanapong, and Witoon
Sinsirichaveng, as well as by Professors Claudine Brohy, Denise
Daoust, Angéline Martel, André Braën, Joseph-G. Turi and José
Woehrling (IALL-Scientific Committee).

The total price for participants in the conference will be $500
(Canadian dollars - CAD) for registration before 29 June 2012 and $600
CAD after this date. The price includes luxury accommodation for 4
nights, meals except a few evening meals, and the conference
registration fee. Transportation from and to Chiang Mai airport is
also included. Participants wishing accommodation for their partners
or family members who are not registered for the conference will have
to pay an extra charge. The price for students and participants from
Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America will be $350 CAD until
29 June or $400 after this date. For Thai students and participants
not requiring accommodation, the registration fee will be $70.

The working languages of the conference will be French, English and Thai.

Call for Papers:

The conference will be divided in blocs addressing language rights,
social inclusion and ethnic conflicts. Though not limited to language
conflict situations in Asia, presentations which deal specifically
with this theme will be especially welcome. Selected papers will fall
within one or more of the conference themes in order to be included in
the official programme.

Theme 1: Language and Conflicts in Asia. This theme will focus in 2012
on the language dimensions of conflicts in Tibet, Xinjiang, Southern
Thailand, and Sri Lanka, though not exclusively.
Theme 2: Language and Conflicts around the World
Theme 3: The Relationship between State Language Preferences and
Causes of Violent Conflict
Theme 4: Language Diversity, Liberalism and Democracy
Theme 5: Language Rights and Autonomy as Conflict Prevention
Theme 6: Social Inclusion and Language Rights

Proposals for papers must be sent to Dr Fernand de Varennes, the
Conference Convenor, at fdevarennesgmail.com, with copy to the
International Academy on Language and Law at academy.intersympatico.ca
by 27 April 2012 and include the following information:

1. Paper title
2. Name and contact information of author(s) (email, phone and affiliation)
3. A short biographical note (approximately 50 words)
4. Abstract of the proposed paper (200-300 words)

Papers may be submitted in French, English or Thai.


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