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LINGUIST List 25.2482

Sun Jun 08 2014

Calls: Forensic Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Jun-2014
From: Giovanni Agresti <giagrestiyahoo.it>
Subject: 1st Worldwide Congress for Language Rights
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Full Title: 1st Worldwide Congress for Language Rights
Short Title: WLRC 2015

Date: 19-May-2015 - 23-May-2015
Location: Teramo, Italy
Contact Person: Giovanni Agresti
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.associazionelemitalia.org/le-nostre-azioni/giornate-dei-diritti-linguistici/cmdl-2015.html

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2014

Meeting Description:

The First Worldwide Congress of Language Rights will take place in Teramo,
Italy, from 19-23 May 2015. This Congress will de facto include the XIV
International Conference of the International Academy for the Linguistic
Law about law and language and the IX Days of Language Rights. Besides the
IALL and the Associazione LEM-Italia, this event is sponsored by the
scientific partnership made up of the European Observatory for
Plurilinguism, the International Observatory for language rights, the Group
of Linguistic Politics of the Italian linguistic Society, the
DORIF-University and several worldwide Universities, in particular the
University of Teramo, which will host the Congress.

Call for Papers:

Issues and Research Axes:

As it has been recently mentioned in the Gerona Manifesto on Linguistic
Rights (30 September 2013), language rights must be considered as
fundamental human rights. Therefore, they must be studied, explained and
safeguarded, bearing in mind how complex mankind can be. Under this point
of view, this First Worldwide Language Rights Congress (WLRC 2015 in short)
aims to gather specialists in different fields: law, linguistics,
sociology, political sciences, economics, etc. They can meet and discuss
about an issue that is quite wide and can be dealt with from
multidisciplinary points of view.

The title of the Congress exhorts to explore the complex and delicate
relationship between the linguistic representations, the ideologies that
either create or influence such representations including common judgements
and ideas about languages, and the specific cases of these linguistic
''imaginations'', in terms of linguistic politics. Since the Congress aims
to contribute to the creation of interventionist linguistics, on an
international level, it will leave large room to the analysis of linguistic
planning strategies, the examination of field researches and debates, both
in the room and on line. To reach this goal, the WLRC 2015 will gather a
significant amount of institutional and social stakeholders who, during the
debates, will in particular deal with those issues that lie at the heart of
the public opinion, the minority linguistic communities and the scientific
and creative-artistic communities.

Since different organizations are involved in this Congress, it will be
articulated into various meetings, which will be always held in plenary
sessions in correspondence to the different axis of research. These
meetings will constitute a sort of chain links, i.e. they will be connected
one to the other in the most coherent way as possible, so that, through
each Axis summarised results, the final conclusions will be sufficiently
uniform and useful for the future. There follows the Congress Axis:

Axis 1: «Sovereignty or linguistic discomfort? From the individual
dimension to social issues»
Axis 2: «The representations of identities in a multilingual context: Why
and how to intervene?»
Axis 3: «Language and law, linguistic and legal identity »
Axis 4: «Minorities or invisible groups, missed rights, abused rights»
Axis 5: «Linguistic law facing linguistic hegemonies»
Axis 6: «Challenges and stakeholders of acknowledgement»

General Summary of interventions
By Claudine Brohy, International Academy of Linguistic Law

Presentation of the 15th IALL
By Le Cheng, International Academy of Linguistic Law

General Congress Conclusions
By Joseph G. Turi, International Academy of Linguistic Law, Montréal, and
Giovanni Agresti, Università degli Studi di Teramo

Scientific and Organizational Committee:

The Congress' scientific committee is formed by Profs Giovanni Agresti,
Fernand de Varennes, Pietro Gargiulo, Henri Giordan, Gabriele Iannàccaro,
Jean Léo Léonard, Danielle Lévy, Danielle Londei, Federico Roggero,
Christian Tremblay (JDL Scientific Committee) together with Prof Claudine
Brohy, Denise Daoust, Angéline Martel, André Braën, Le Cheng, Joseph-G.
Turi and José Woehrling (IALL Scientific Committee ).

Working Languages:

The working languages of the Congress will be English, French, Italian and

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