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XIV Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages

19 July 2010

The fourteenth conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, titled Reversing Language Shift: How to Re-awaken a Language Tradition, will be held at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, from September 13 to 15, 2010.

A range of topics are scheduled on the provisional program, including

  • the balance of prescriptionism and descriptionism in revitalization,
  • empowering young people
  • language planning, and
  • the accommodation of out-group people

In addition to Welsh and nearby Scottish Gaelic, languages whose situations will be discussed include Sioux (the Spirit Lake Tribe), Guernseyan languages, and tongues from Australia.

The early bird registration deadline is August 16.