[lg policy] March 31st event/Threatened Languages of France and Surrounds]

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 27 15:07:10 UTC 2012

Forwarded From:  penguists at babel.ling.upenn.edu

 FW: March 31st event/Threatened Languages of France and Surrounds

You are invited to a special event at the CUNY Graduate Center!

WHAT? "Threatened Languages of France and Surrounds", a panel discussion

WHO? Charles Kergaravat, president BZH New York; Marie-Reine Jezequel
of the Diwan movement; Thierry Kranzer,  President of l'Union
Alsacienne de NY, Secretary General of the Committee of French
Associations of NY;   Juliette Blevins, Endangered Language
Initiative; Daniel Kaufman, Endangered Language Alliance, and others.

WHEN?  1-3 pm, Saturday, March 31st

WHERE? Room 5414, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC

This event is scheduled to coincide with similar events going on
throughout France the same day in support of regional and minority
languages. French is the only official language of France, though
dozens would qualify under the European Charter for Regional or
Minority Languages.  France is one of the only major Western European
countries that has not ratified this Charter.  Please join us to
discuss issues related to minority languages of France and surrounding


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