[lg policy] call: Language Ideologies in Indonesia

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 21 14:36:10 UTC 2012

Language Ideologies in Indonesia

Date: 30-Mar-2012 - 31-Mar-2012
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Contact: Emily Gasser
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.yale.edu/seas/YIF-Conf_2012.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Indonesian

Meeting Description:

In 1928, Indonesian nationalist students pledged, among other things,
satu bahasa, meaning 'one language.' This aspiration for a unifying
language has been balanced in the intervening decades with the reality
of a multilingual archipelago and a complex linguistic heritage in
various sectors of the population. The 2012 Yale Indonesia Forum
spring workshop seeks to explore the interactions, identities, and
implications of the many languages of the Indonesian world from
several different disciplinary perspectives. How do speakers' various
orientations to linguistic structure and use both reflect and shape
broader cultural and socio-political dynamics in Indonesia? How do
languages influence one another? How does the use of language
influence its speakers? How do speakers change their languages, and
the national language of Indonesia, to reflect their own ideologies?

The conference will begin on Friday night with an opening reception
and a panel of current Yale graduate students presenting their own
original research. On Saturday the program will feature six scholars
presenting on the cutting edge of language research in the fields of
anthropology, literature, linguistics, and history.

See http://www.yale.edu/seas/YIF-Conf_2012.htm for complete schedule
and abstracts.


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