ELAP Workshop: Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance
Saturday 9 February, 2008
Convenors: Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank
Endangered Languages Academic Programme
Department of Linguistics
SOAS, London ... location information
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:
- What are the aims/goals of language revitalisation?
- What part should teaching play in a revitalisation programme?
- What is the role of media and technology in language revitalisation?
- Are there limits to the applicability and transferability
of models of language revitalisation?
|9:30am-10:00am ||Welcome and introductory talk |
Suzanne Romaine (Oxford)
Viv Edwards (Reading)
The Economics of Language Revitalization: Promotion and publishing
|2:00pm-3:00pm ||Meili Fang (Imperial) and David Nathan (SOAS) |
Language Documentation and Pedagogy for Endangered Languages:
a Mutual Revitalisation
|3:30pm-4:30pm || Susan
Penfield (Arizona) |
Revitalization and Language
|| Lenore Grenoble (Chicago)
Language revitalization: Local
solutions in the context of global challenges
To attend the workshop, you need to submit a booking
form by Friday 1 February 2008.
The cost is £12.50 for full registration and £7.50
for student/ELAP alumni/staff registration.
Registration will include a reading pack, tea and coffee