MINELRES: CfP: 11th International Conference on Minority Languages, Pécs, Hungary, 5-6 July 2007

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of 
Sciences (HAS), the Research Institute for Ethnic and National Minority 
Studies HAS, and the Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences of the 
University of Pécs are pleased to announce the 11th International 
Conference on Minority Languages (ICML 11), to be held on 5-6 July 2007
in Pécs, Hungary. 

For .pdf and .doc version of this letter see the links below:
http://www.nytud.hu/icml11/ICML_call_for_papers.pdf
http://www.nytud.hu/icml11/ICML_call_for_papers.doc

Conference theme
Multilingualism, citizenship and the future of minority languages - 
Ideologies and practices of linguistic difference in Europe. 
It is the historical strength of the concept "nation" that makes us
aware of the contrast between the reality of minorities delineated by
state borders and the ideal of a supra-national entity in which the word
"minority" only has a numerical reference. The aim of the conference is
to provide a frame for mutual transfer of knowledge between research
communities about the current situation of linguistic minorities in
Europe - a geographical unit in temporal transition between a past of
nation states and a future of the enlarged European Union. The
conference will bring together researchers working on linguistic
minorities, different aspects of bi- and multilingualism, bilingual
education, ideologies of language, language and identity construction,
language policy, and especially on maintenance and revitalization of
minority languages in the new Europe, as well as researchers with
sociolinguistic, anthropological, historical, political, legal, economic
and social approaches.

Background and goals
Numerous minority communities around the world and even in Europe are
continuously under economic, social, ideological, political, cultural,
religious, military etc. pressure to integrate into the dominant society
which often involves the loss of their native languages and often their
ethnic identities. However, preserving one's native language is not only
a fundamental linguistic human right, but, simultaneously, is necessary
to perceive and negotiate one's cultural identity and is a key to
understanding and appreciating the history, knowledge, ideas, and values
of the community. Questions about the legal protection of regional and
minority languages have regularly appeared on the European agenda: for
many years various political and civic actions have centered upon the
legal regulations applying to minorities. Nevertheless, despite the
eventual positive legal developments administrative and political
barriers in everyday practice often render the public use of minority
languages difficult. Furthermore, the accession of the new Central and
Eastern European Member States opened up new prospects, at the same time
creating new problems for the enlarged EU with regard to protection and
maintenance of minority languages. The communist regimes and their
collapse in the late 1980s created rather unique political and
linguistic arrangements in the East-Central-Eastern European region.
Impacts of the European enlargement, new social-economic order in
East-Central and Eastern Europe that are restructuring the former
relationships at regional and at European level, together with economic,
technological and cultural forces of globalization have created a need
for a re-evaluation of the theoretical questions and research
methodologies that guide investigations of minority languages and their
communities. 

Main themes for paper and poster presentations:
- Bilingualism and education
- Models of language learning in education
- Minority languages and the "new economy" (country studies, analysis of
the administration of the European Union)
- Negotiation of identities in a new European context: national,
regional and transnational perspectives
- Language policies, language planning and linguistic human rights
within national and international legal frameworks
- The challenges of comparative analysis of minority languages
- Patterns of language shift and maintenance 
- Minority languages, the media and the Internet
- Minority languages and corpus linguistics
- The Roma minority and their languages in Europe
- Linguistic minorities in the enlarged EU

Proposed themes for colloquia include (but are not limited to):
- Linguistic imperialism and bilingualism of minorities in Europe
- Migration and bilingualism
- European Union: Old and New - Common and specific linguistic
arrangements in old and new Member States
- Areas of citizenship, human rights, equality, and the
trans-national/international nature of the Deaf community
- The EU and the protection of linguistic minorities

Location of the conference
This is the first time an ICML conference is held in an East-Central 
European country after the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union.
The conference in Pécs, Hungary, will be the first ICML conference in
the region. A historical town, Pécs is located in the South-West of
Hungary and has won to be the cultural capital of Europe in 2010. Due to
its geographical location and cultural position, Pécs is an ideal bridge
to neighboring non-EU member countries. Pécs is a bridge between the
cultures of the Balkan and that of Western Europe and is a multicultural
town itself with its nine minority local governments. In February 1994,
the Gandhi Secondary School opened in Pécs. The school is not
exclusively for Roma - one fifth of its students are Hungarian - nor is
it formally an ethnic Roma school, but it does focus on Roma cultural
issues and teaches both the Romani and Boyash languages. The town hosted
the first national Roma festival in 2005.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research on
minority languages are invited in three formats: colloquia, individual
papers, and posters. Proposals should fall broadly within the conference
theme.

Proposals for colloquia
Colloquia are collections of paper presentations which relate to a 
narrowly defined topic of interest, and are offered in a 3-hour time 
block. Proposals for colloquia are limited to 700 words, and should 
include brief summaries of each of the papers to be included, along with 
paper titles and individual authors' names. Sufficient detail should be 
provided to allow peer reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the 
proposal. The person submitting a proposal for a colloquium is
responsible for securing the permission and cooperation of all
participants before the proposal is submitted. A chair for the session
must also be identified. Although the proposals should be submitted in
English, the language of the colloquia themselves may be chosen freely. 

The submission deadline for proposals for colloquia is September 30,
2006. 
Submissions should be sent to  icml11prop@nytud.hu  

Proposals for individual papers or posters
Please, submit by e-mail a one-page 450-word abstract of your paper or 
poster. Include your name, affiliation, address, phone and e-mail
address at the end of your abstract. The abstract should include enough
detail to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the
proposal. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the members of
the Academic Committee of ICML 11. We kindly ask you to attach to your
abstract a short presentation of your professional activities (in third
person singular form) - in maximally 150 words. All abstracts will be
reviewed anonymously by the members of the Academic Committee of ICML
11. We will accept for presentation by each author: (a) a maximum of 1
first authored paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in
any authorship status. At the time of submission you will be asked
whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a poster, a
paper, or both. Oral papers will be allotted 30 minutes, allowing 20
minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Posters will be
on display for a full day with two attended sessions during the day. The
official language of the conference is English. 

The submission deadline for proposals for individual papers and posters
is October 30, 2006. 
Submissions should be sent to icml11prop@nytud.hu 

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as soon
as possible after receipt. You will receive notification of acceptance
no later than March 15, 2007.

ORGANIZER INSTITUTIONS
 Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences 
(http://www.nytud.hu)
 Research Institute for Ethnic and National Minority Studies, Hungarian 
Academy of Sciences (http://www.mtaki.hu)
 Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences, University of Pécs 
(http://www.law.pte.hu)

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE
Dr. Csilla Bartha (Chair) - Eötvös Loránd University and Research 
Institute for Linguistics, HAS
Professor Susan Gal - University of Chicago
Professor Dr. Durk Gorter - Fryske Akademy and Universiteit van
Amsterdam
Professor Charlotte Hoffmann - University of Salford
Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones - University of Wales (Aberystwyth)
Dr. Anna Borbély - Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS
Professor Miklós Kontra - University of Szeged and Research Institute
for Linguistics, HAS
Professor István Lanstyák - Comenius University, Bratislava

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dr. Csilla Bartha - Eötvös Loránd University and Research Institute for
Linguistics, HAS
Dr. László Szarka - Director of Research Institute for National and
Ethnic Minority Studies, HAS
Professor István Kenesei - Director of Research Institute for
Linguistics, HAS
Professor Erzsébet Szalay Sándor - Dean of the Faculty of Political and
Legal Sciences, University of Pécs
Dr. Kinga Mandel - Research Institute for National and Ethnic Minority
Studies, HAS (mandel@mtaki.hu)
Dr. Balázs Vizi - Research Institute for National and Ethnic Minority
Studies, HAS (vizi@mtaki.hu)
Dr. Anna Borbély - Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS
Judit Kuti - Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS (kutij@nytud.hu)
Brigitta Szabó - Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences, University of
Pécs (brigitta@ajk.pte.hu)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Further details regarding ICML 11 will be available at the conference 
website, http://www.nytud.hu/icml11 . Please visit the website 
periodically for regular
updates.

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