October Workshop 2015
Please join us for the annual CERGU October Workshop, followed by the Centre for European Studies (CES) graduation ceremony. All are welcome!
This year's title is Current Challenges for Linguistic Minorities in Europe
The workshop is organized by Johan Järlehed, the Centre for European Research (CERGU) and the Centre for European Studies (CES), University of Gothenburg
Location: Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaparken
Friday 9 October, 2015
13:00-15:00 Panel Presentation
James Hawkey, Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Bristol
Johan Järlehed, Senior Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg
Barbara Loester, Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Winchester, member of CERGU International Advisory Board (IAB)
Gunnar Bolin, journalist and former cultural correspondent, Swedish Radio, member of CES Council for European Studies at the University of Gothenburg (REGU)
Moderator: Katharina Vajta, Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Gothenburg
This workshop aims at discussing current challenges for minority languages and associated minority communities within Europe, with a particular focus on Western Europe. As grounds for the discussion, there will be presentations on the following cases: Scots and Bavarian (Loester), Occitan and Catalan (Hawkey), and Basque and Galician (Järlehed). Challenges comprise both affordances and possibilities, and the workshop addresses social, cultural, political, economic, technological and theoretical issues conditioning both the use and status of particular minority languages, and the way we understand and value notions such as ‘minority language’ and ‘linguistic minority’.
Program: Program October Workshop 2015