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

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 20:58:37 UTC 2016


On Mar 31, 2016 1:19 PM, "James Hawkey" <james.hawkey at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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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