The organisers of the Minority Languages in the City Conference are proud to announce that three particularly interesting speakers will come to Leeuwarden on 16-17 March to deliver a lecture. These are:
Robert Blackwood (University of Liverpool):
Minority languages in urban linguistic landscapes: Beyond documenting multilingualism in France
Ruth Kircher (Mercator / Fryske Akademy):
Multilingual migrants in Montreal: A regional perspective on language attitudes and social identities
Agnieszka Legutko (Columbia University):
Minority languages in the city and at university: The Mapping Yiddish New York project
The Cal for Papers is still open. The organisation welcomes abstracts for papers and posters about minority languages in urban contexts. The Call for Paper is on the website. Abstracts should be submitted via this GOOGLE FORM. If you submit by 16th December 2022, you will be notified by 6th January 2023; if you submit between 16th December 2022 and 20th January 2023, you will be notified by 4th February 2023.
The conference fee is € 90,- for the whole conference, including 2 lunches, coffee/tee and a conference dinner on 16 March.
The conference 'Minority Languages in the City' is organised by Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, NL), the Endangered Languages Archive (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, DE), and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (Minde, PT).
The conference will take place on 16 & 17 March 2023. The conference will be held in person at the Oranje Hotel in Ljouwert/ Leeuwarden (Netherlands) in the historic heart of the city.