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Mercator conference 'Minority Languages in the City' in Leeuwarden (NL)

The 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) cordially invite researchers, scholars, and members of community organisations to join the international conference on Minority Languages in the City.

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.

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Call for Papers & Posters

For this conference, the partners invite abstracts for papers and posters including (but not limited to) the following aspects of minority languages in urban contexts:

- the vitality of minority language communities
- the endangerment of minority languages
- attitudes and ideologies regarding minority languages and their users
- the intergenerational transmission of minority languages
- the transmission of minority languages through educational institutions
- alternative schemes and programmes to promote the transmission of minority languages
- municipal language planning to maintain &/ revitalise minority languages
- the role of community organisations
- the importance of community consultation in research regarding linguistic minorities
- the challenges of urban fieldwork

They welcome abstracts for papers and posters that focus exclusively on cities or that compare urban and rural contexts. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words (excluding references).

Abstracts should be submitted via this GOOGLE FORMIf 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.

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