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LINGUIST List 21.5118

Fri Dec 17 2010

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Faroe Islands

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        1.     Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen , Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future

Message 1: Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future
Date: 16-Dec-2010
From: Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen <karinjsocdev.fo>
Subject: Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future
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Full Title: Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future

Date: 22-Aug-2011 - 24-Aug-2011
Location: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Contact Person: Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.socdev.fo/malpolitikk

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Language Policy

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The conference 'Four or More Languages for All: Language Policy Challenges of the Future' - a conference on multilingualism in the Nordic countries - will be held on 22-24 August 2011 in the Nordic House in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands.

The conference is based on a broad understanding of multilingualism and language policy.

Venue: the Nordic House, Norðari ringvegur - FO-100 Tórshavn -Tlf. (+298)
351351 -Fax (+298) 351350 - E-mail: nlhnlh.fo; webpage: http://www.nlh.fo.

Information about the Faroe Islands: http://www.faroeislands.com/. Information on travel by air to the Faroes: www.atlantic.fo. Information on seaways travel to the Faroes: www.smyril-line.dk.


Please contact the hotel of your preference directly to make your own booking, mentioning the fact that you are a participant in the conference in question: Hotel Føroyar - Tel. (+298) 317500 - Fax (298) 317501 - E-mail: hfhotelforoyar.fo; www.hotelforoyar.fo. Hotel Tórshavn -Tel. (+298) 350000 - E-mail: hthoteltorshavn.fo; www.hoteltorshavn.fo. Hotel Hafnia - Tlf. (+298) 313233 - Fax 315250 - E-mail: hafniahafnia.fo; www.hafnia.fo. Rooms are offered at a negotiated conference rate. Accommodation at a hostel is also an option.

Conference Fee:

Until 15 April 2011 (date included), DKK 1400 / EUR 187 (students, unemployed and senior citizens DKK 1200 / EUR 160 ).
After 15 April 2011, DKK 1600 / EUR 215 (students, unemployed and senior citizens DKK 1400 / EUR 187).
Fee includes participation, refreshments and lunch during the conference as well as an end-of-conference dinner.

Keynote Speakers are:
- Dr. Carol Benson, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stockholm University
- Prof. Anne Holmen, Institute of Pedagogy, the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
- Prof. emeritus Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School
- Prof. Markku Suksi, Department of Law, Åbo Akademi University

Conference Organisers:

- Karin Jóhanna L. Knudsen, karinjsocdev.fo, cand scient.soc., Granskingardepilin fyri Samfelagsmenning (Research Center for Social Development), the University of the Faroe Islands, www.socdev.fo.
- Elisabeth Holm, ehask.fo, cand.phil, MA, The International Office, the University of the Faroe Islands, www.setur.fo
- Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, siapeace.ax, Jur. Dr., Associate Professor in international law, director of Åland Islands Peace Institute, www.peace.ax.
- Leena Huss, leena.hussvalentin.uu.se, Professor in Finnish; research fields: multilingualism, language policy, language loss and revitalization, the Hugo Valentin-Centre, Uppsala University.
- Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, skutnabbkangasgmail.com, dr.phil, retired, www.Tove-Skutnabb-Kangas.org, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Associate Professor in minority education and linguistic human rights.

Academic Committee, as above, plus:

- Hjalmar Petersen, hjalmar.petersenuni-hamburg.de, dr.phil, Collaborative Research Center: Multilingualism, University of Hamburg.
- Kári á Rógvi, kariarsetur.fo, Jur. Dr., head of faculty, the faculty of history and social studies, the University of the Faroe Islands.

Call for Papers:

Deadline for submission of abstracts (200-300 words) is 15 January 2011.

Abstracts are to be sent to: malpolitikksocdev.fo

Abstracts are to be written in a Scandinavian language and in English.

Registration for the conference is now open on the conference homepage.

Read more on the homepage:


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