Language Revitalisation and Maintenance Workshop 9 February 2008

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme at SOAS is holding a Workshop:
Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance
Saturday 9 February, 2008
Convenors: Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank
The theme of this workshop is issues in language revitalisation and maintenance. The goal of the workshop is to highlight and discuss theoretical and practical issues in revitalising and maintaining endangered languages, and especially issues of goals, models and methods for revitalisation of threatened languages. Among the issues to be considered will be:
1. What are the aims/goals of language revitalisation?
2. What part should teaching play in a revitalisation programme?
3. What is the role of media and technology in language revitalisation?
4. Are there limits to the applicability and transferability of models of language revitalisation?
Speakers include Viv Edwards (Reading), Meili Fang and David Nathan (SOAS), Lenore Grenoble (Chicago), Susan Penfield (Arizona)and Suzanne Romaine (Oxford).
For further details and a downloadable registration form go here. Registration closes on 1st February 2008.

1 thought on “Language Revitalisation and Maintenance Workshop 9 February 2008”

  1. Dear Professors,
    yeah, We have several kinds of language disappeared every day. Take China for example, it has 56 nationalities with multiple languages, among them are some ethnic languages, some of which are disappearing in some enthic areas. So it is necessary to revitalize and maintain the ethnic languages. Because one language stands for a kind of culture,history and thinking mode,ect.
    I’ll appreciate your workshop.
    Rong Xu (From School of Froeign Languages, Yangzhou University, Jiangsu, China)

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