Tromsø International Conference on Language Diversity

The Tromsø International Conference on Language Diversity (#TromSlang) was organized 6-8 November 2013. This page is maintained for documentation purposes.

The TromSlang conference will be opened by President of the Norwegian Saami Parliament, Aili Keskitalo, Wednesday 6 November at 09.30 in Auditorium 1 on the main campus of University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. (See this map for details.)

All plenary sessions in Auditorium 1 at Campus Breivika will be open to everyone (no registration required) and most sessions will be live streamed over the internet!

Live streams

Opening with Saami President Aili Keskitalo, rector Anne Husebekk and artist Katarina Barruk (Wednesday 6, 09:30)

Keynote speaker Raphael Berthele (Wednesday 6, 10:00)

Keynote speaker Kenneth R. Beesley (Thursday 7, 09:00)

Keynote speaker Ellen Bialystok (Thursday 7, 13:30)

Panel debate on ‘Language diversity and education (Thursday, 15.00)

Keynote speaker Mikel Forcada (Friday 9, 09:00)

Keynote speaker Elana Shohamy (Friday 9, 15:30)


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The program features six internationally renowned keynote speakers, three invited workshops, two accepted thematic workshops, two panels, a panel debate, and almost 40 exiting general session papers on a wide range of topics drawing on a variety of languages and language situations across the globe!

Keynote speakers:
Kenneth R. Beesley, SAP Labs, Salt Lake City, USA
Raphael Berthele, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ellen Bialystok, York University, Canada
Mikel Forcada, Universitat d'Alacant
Kendall King, University of Minnesota, USA 
Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University, Israel 

Invited thematic workshops:
Bilingualism, Biliteracy, and Cognition
 – organized by Antonella Sorace and Yulia Rodina
The Impact of Language Technology on Society’
 – organized by Giellatekno – Center for Saami Language Technology
Standardising Minority Languages – policy and practice
 – organized by Pia Lane


The conference is one of seven main events in the Norwegian Language Year, Språkåret 2013

Starts: 06.11.13 at 09.00
Ends: 08.11.13 at 17.00
Where: Auditorium 1
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: All
Responsible: Øystein Alexander Vangsnes
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