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2009-September 19

"Managing linguistic diversity in the EU – Practices and Regulations"

Expert Seminar
Saturday, September 19, 2009


Venue:
Conference Centre “it Aljemint”, Doelestrjitte 8
Fryske Akademy/ Mercator Research Centre
Leeuwarden/ Ljouwert, the Netherlands

Programme contact:
Gabriella Kovács, Research Institute for Linguistics / HAS
T (36-1) 351-0413 (work)
Cor van der Meer: Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning / Fryske Akademy
T 0031 (0) 58 234 30 63 (work)


Programme Saturday, September 19, 2009



 

Time

 

 

Name and Affiliation

 

Title of presentation

09.00 – 09.10

Prof. dr. Reinier Salverda

Director,

Fryske Akademy

 

Welcome speech

09.10 – 09.20

István Kenesei

Director,

Research Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

Opening Address

09.20 – 09.40

Dieter W. Halwachs

Professor,

Graz University

 

Plurilingualism, Minorities, and the National State "

09.40 – 10.00

István Horváth

Docent,

University Babes-Bolyai & National Institute for Minority Research

 

"Minority language policies and their effectiveness in Romania 1990-2008

10.00 – 10.20

Gizella Szabómihály

Chair,

Gramma Language Office

 

Slovakia from an international perspective

10.20 – 10.40

Neasa Ní Chinnéide

President,

EBLUL

A 19th century law for a 21st century Slovakia

10.40 – 11.00

Questions

 

11.00 – 11.20

Coffee break

 

 

11.20 – 11.40

Tomasz Wicherkiewicz

Professor,

University Poznan

 

Language situation and language policy in Poland - recent developments

11.40 – 12.00

Sabine Kirchmeier-Anderson

Director,

Danish Language Council

 

Legislation and language – recent trends in the Nordic countries

12.00 – 12.20

Alex Riemersma

Researcher,

Mercator Research Centre

 

"Development of Language Policies in the EU, the case of Friesland"

12.20 – 12.40

Balázs Vizi

Research Fellow,

Institute for National & Ethnic Minorities, HAS

 

Linguistic diversity and/or protection of minority languages in Council of Europe instruments

12.40 – 13.00

Questions

 

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break

 

 

14.00 – 16.00

Roundtable discussion

Moderator: Sabine Kirchmeier-Anderson

 

 

16.00 – 16.30

Conclusions, recommendations and closure

 

 

16.30 – 17.30

Informal getting together with drinks