Conference programme „Big Cities, Small Languages“

Wednesday, 14th November

Time

Topic

14:00 – 14:45

Welcome coffee & badge pickup

14:45 – 15:00

Opening: Welcome addresses

15:00 – 15:30

‘A city of 200 languages’: ‘small’ languages in Manchester’s language narrative and provision strategy (Matras)

15:30 – 16:00

Beyond Latvian, Russian and English: Linguistic Diversity and Creativity in Society and Education in Riga (Lazdina & Marten)

16:00 – 16:30

Outside the scope: language maintenance of Burgenland Croatian in Vienna (Tyran)

16:30 – 17:00

Irish Linguistic Landscape (Bayda & Bayda)

Thursday, 15th November

Time

Topic

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote: Daniel Kaufman
(Endangered Language Alliance)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00

COMBI: promoting bilingualism for migrants in the health and social care sectors (Buning-Oosten, Higham, van der Meer & Wagoner)

11:00 – 11:30

Intelligibility of West Frisian for Dutch native speakers. ‘Twatalige konversaasjes’: Receptive multilingualism to boost the use of Frisian in Fryslân (Belmar Viernes & Pinho)

11:30 – 12:00

The Valoc’ language spoken in two urban contexts of the migration: in Argentina and in the United States of America (Scetti)

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30

When linguistic variety is paramount: shared reflections on the meanings and uses of Portuguese in the Greater Boston area (Formato & Cordeiro)

14:30 – 15:00

Portuguese Creoles: Challenges and Opportunities in Southeast Asia (Laub)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00

The Mirror Effect, an Ally for Minoritized Languages - Migration in Catalonia (Pera-Ros)

16:00 – 16:30

Sub-Saharan Africa - cities and linguistic heterogeneity: The fate of small languages (Legère & Waldburger)

16:30 – 17:00

Challenges as opportunities in an urban migration setting (Compes)

Friday, 16th November

Time

Topic

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote: Natalia Gagarina
(Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft & Universität Uppsala)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00

Internal migration and language shift in urban Morocco, the case of Amazigh speakers (Soussi)

11:00 – 11:30

Multilingual Graz (Hallwachs)

11:30 – 12:00

Panel discussion & concluding remarks

The Conference will be followed by an outreach event with small language communities in Berlin to which conference participants and the interested public are cordially invited:

Community Forum „Raus mit der Sprache, Berlin!“

Place: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin, 3rd floor, Trajekte-Raum (308)
Date: Saturday, 17th November
Start: 2:00 pm

For further information and registration details please check this website again at the beginning of October.