Language planning, maintenance and shift: Chinese and European perspectives



Vrije Universiteit Brussel

19-20 September 2018

Language maintenance and shift is a major issue in the study of linguistic communities in a migration contexts, and several studies have dealt with the issue concerning Chinese communities overseas. However, maintenance and shift are also central themes in the broader field of minority language policy and planning research, for instance within China. The aim of this project is to bring together scholars working on Chinese as a heritage language, and on issues of language planning, maintenance and shift more generally, to reflect on the maintenance and shift of Chinese and other languages of China, combining both European and Chinese perspectives on these issues.


Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF)

The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as part of its Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program, is proud to announce the first edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF). This new yearly event is aimed at early career researchers – MA and PhD students, postdocs, and […]

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Thematic panel: Revisiting Haugen – Alternative histories of standardization

Thematic panel at the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLAVE 9 – Universidad de Málaga), with Gijsbert Rutten. With contributions by John E. Joseph (Edinburgh), Anja Voeste (Giessen), Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen), Bob Schoemaker (Leiden), Stephan Elspaß (Salzburg), José del Valle (CUNY New York) & Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Cambridge). 6 June 2017.

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