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18.02.2013, 20:14, "Lotta Jalava" <lotta.jalava@...
LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION IN A RUSSIAN AND EUROPEAN CONTEXT: EXPLORING SOLUTIONS FOR MINORITY LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE
December 16–18 at the University of Helsinki, Finland
More information: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/minor-eurus/conference2013/
The conference focuses on the research of the ongoing processes of language extinction and revitalization. The special emphasis of the conference is on minority language communities in the Russian Federation and European Union in a comparative perspective. These multilingual regions, which have emerged through very different historical phases, have today committed themselves to protect minorities through the Council of Europe’s treaties, such as the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities. Both Russia and the EU also act on the international level as partners with interests in the development perspectives of their linguistic minorities. However, many minority languages in these regions remain severely threatened and the policies on the national and local levels are not preventing this tendency.
The organizers of the conference encourage an interdisciplinary approach to minority language maintenance, bringing together researchers from different fields of minority language studies, including contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, language planning, anthropology and language legislation. In addition to representatives of linguistic science, social scientists, jurists and activists are invited to take part. We especially welcome papers related to the status and development of understudied minority languages and communities of Russia.
Fernand de Varennes
Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2013
- Poga – The Language Survival Network
- MinorEuRus – Empowerment and revitalization trends among the linguistic minorities in the EU and the Russian Federation (project lead by Janne Saarikivi)
- On "Glocal" governance: On the meanings and consequences of the ‘vernacularization’ of Human Rights Concepts (project lead by: Reetta Toivanen)
PhD student, researcher at Finno-Ugric language studies
Project coordinating assistant
Empowerment and revitalization trends among the linguistic minorities
P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40), 00014 University of Helsinki
+358 50 311 2500
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