[lg policy] Symposium on Language and Exclusion, New York, May 7: Call for papers

Tonkin, Humphrey tonkin at hartford.edu
Tue Jan 20 23:18:48 UTC 2015

Call for Papers

The Study Group on Language at the United Nations
in cooperation with
The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems
invites you to contribute to

A Symposium on Language and Exclusion

on Thursday, May 7, 2015
at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
First Avenue at 44th Street

The organizers welcome proposals for brief 20-minute papers on topics such as the following:

*        Language policy in international organizations

*        Language parity in international settings

*        Language use at, and by, the United Nations

*        Language as a factor in sustainable development

*        Language and human rights

*        Discrimination on grounds of language

*        Language and the post-2015 development agenda

*        The role of language in international peacekeeping

*        Language and globalization

*        Language and minority rights

*        Mother-tongue education

*        NGOs and language policy

Please send proposals (200 words or less) to the chair of the symposium organizing committee, Prof. Humphrey Tonkin, at tonkin at hartford.edu<mailto:tonkin at hartford.edu>, by February 15, 2015.  The committee expects to make final decisions on the program by March 1.

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