[lg policy] Call for Papers: Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

James Hawkey james.hawkey at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Mar 31 17:18:43 UTC 2016


Dear all,

Please find below the Call for Papers for a fantastic conference on the
subject of Language Endangerment.

Best,
James

CALL FOR PAPERS: SIXTH CAMBRIDGE CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE ENDANGERMENT

Dear Friends,


The Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment will take place on
Wednesday July 6th 2016 at the Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site,
University of Cambridge, UK.

The theme will be:  Endangered Languages: Curriculum Design and Evaluation

The school is often identified as an important context for the
revitalization of endangered languages. Curriculum design and evaluation
are therefore key factors in ensuring that such educational initiatives are
successful. However, the precise sociocultural and political situation of
endangered languages often preclude the simple replication of a curriculum
developed for a language of wider communication for use within the
endangered language classroom. This conference invites papers that reflect
on these issues: How should conventions designed for dominant languages be
modified in the endangered language context? To what extent should
curriculum design and evaluation be situated within the social and cultural
practices of the endangered language speech community? How should the
short- and long-term goals of curriculum design and evaluation be assessed
in the context of endangered languages? Who is best placed to design and to
evaluate the curriculum for endangered languages – the linguist or the
community? Are the goals of an endangered language curriculum simply to
obtain fluency or should they be broader in scope? How should the
approaches used in the design and evaluation of an endangered language
curriculum take account of contextual factors? What problems arise for
curriculum design and evaluation in multidialectal and/or multinational
contexts? What pedagogical materials are necessary for the successful
implementation and evaluation of an endangered language curriculum?

Further details, together with the Call for Papers (deadline is April 4th)
and Registration, are now available at the conference website:

http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/news/sixth-cambridge-conference-language-endangerment



We are delighted to announce that this year, the conference will be
preceded by a postgraduate workshop on July 5th (deadline for
abstracts is April
30th)

http://groups.ds.cam.ac.uk/celc/graduate_workshop.html

With best wishes,
Mari Jones and Damien Mooney

-- 
Dr James Hawkey
Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics
Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
School of Modern Languages
University of Bristol
+44 (0)117 331 7170
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sml/people/james-w-hawkey/overview.html
http://jameshawkey.jimdo.com
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