Program

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, Spain
Kendall King, University of Minnesota, USA 
Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University, Israel

(See below for short presentations of the keynote speakers.)

Program
On Tuesday 5 November between 18.00 and 20.00 there will be registration and conference warming at Verdensteatret Cinemateque in the city center of Tromsø. The conference program looks as follows. 

 


WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER

 

AUDITORIUM 1

(TEO-H1 1.820 AUD1)

08.30-09.30

Registration

09.30-10.00

 

Opening

Addresses by

President of the Norwegian Saami Parliament, Aili Keskitalo

Rector of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Anne Husebekk

Musical performance by

artist and language revitalizer Katarina Barruk

 

AUDITORIUM 1

Keynote speaker

Chair: Øystein A. Vangsnes

10.00-11.00

 

Raphael Berthele:
Bricolage and abduction in genealogically related languages: 
investigations into the multilingual repertoire at work

11.00-11.30

BREAK

 

AUD 2

Invited workshop 1

 

 

B1005

General session 1a

Chair:
Merete Anderssen

E0103

General session 1b

Chair:
Florian 
Hiss

E0104

General session 1c

Chair:
Lene Antonsen

E0101

Workshop A




11.30-12.00

Standardising Minority Languages – policy and practice

 

Organized by Pia Lane

Koreman et al.:

Dealing with language diversity in teaching foreigners Norwegian pronunciation

Pivot:

Managing minority language diversity in a French region: francoprovençal in Rhône-Alpes

Seid:

Ethnic Language Shift: the Case of Nao

 

Bilingualism versus bidialectalism

 

Organized by Øystein A. Vangsnes

12.00-12.30

Helander:

Functional bilingualism in Sámi and Norwegian. Challenges achieving the objectives of The Sami Curriculum for Knowledge Promotion in Primary and Secondary Education and Training

Tien:

When is the language users’ language truly bilingual, and when is it not? Contemporary Chinese lexicon as evidence of language diversity and (re)vitalisation in Singapore

Zamiatin:

Language Shift and Maintenance among young Udmurts


12.30-14.00

 


LUNCH

 

AUD 2

(workshop cont.)

 

 

B1005

GS-2a

Chair:
Leena Niiranen

 

E0103

GS-2b

Chair:
Marit 
Sundelin

 

E0104

GS-2c

Chair:
Anna-Riitta Lindgren

E0101

(workshop cont.)

 

14.00-14.30

 

Bratland and Tkachenko:

Second language students in early childhood education and their meeting with new academic literacy practices

Woldemichael:

Hegemony and Negotiation in Pluralist Ethiopia: The Zay Language Story

Cancino:

The Mapuche conflict in Chile: The linguistic struggle - a future hope of revitalization and recognition?

 

 

14.30-15.00

Surkalovic:
Teacher’s Linguistic Competence in Teaching English to Multilingual Children in Norway 

Seid and Ongaye:

A study on Linguistic Diversity and Biodiversity Nexus: the Case of Kaffa Zone, SNNPR

Grenoble and Olsen:

Circumpolar collaboration and indigenous-drive initiatives: Arctic indigenous language vitality

15.00-15.30

Babushkina and Namdakova:

Acquiring English intonation in linguistically diverse classrooms

Wójtowicz:

Language diversity for beginners

Maruyama:

Japan's policy toward the Ainu language: Does the revitalisation of Ainu language mean language emancipation?

15.30-16.00

Ledesma, Oppedal and Idsøe:

The Role of Language in the Social Integration of Turkish Immigrant Parents and their Children

16.00-16.30

BREAK

 

AUDITORIUM 1

Keynote speaker

Chair: Hilde Sollid

16.30-17.00

 

Kendall King:
Why is this so hard?
Endangerment, ideology, and Ojibwe language learning strategies

17.00-18.00

Opening of exhibition on language diversity at the University Library:

Refreshements and snacks.

18.00-19.00

LEISURE

19.00

Reception at Tromsø City Hall

by mayor Jens Johan Hjort  

 

 


THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER

 

 

AUDITORIUM 1

Keynote speaker

Chair: Trond Trosterud

09.00-10.00

 

 

Ken Beesley:
The Application of the Xerox Finite State Toolkit to Languages around the World

10.00-10.30

BREAK

 

AUD 2

Panel 1

 

 

B1005

GS-3a

Chair: 
Marit 
Sundelin

E0104

GS-3b

Chair: 
Kleanthes Grohmann

E0105

GS-3c

Chair:
Anna 
Wolleb 

E0101

Panel 2

  

10.30-11.00

Electronic Resources for Norwegian, Sami, and Russian in the High North

Organized by Laura Janda, Tore Nesset and Trond Trosterud

Kleeman:

Play in two languagesHow bilingual children use Norwegian and North-Sámi in role-play.

Grimstad, Lohndal and Åfarli:

Aspects of a formal theory of bilingualism

 Lunde:

Language Structure Programmes the Brain

Language diversity on screen: the empowering potential of research-based film-making

Organized by Åse Mette Johansen and Sirkka Seljevold

11.00-11.30

Tkachenko, Elena:

Language diversity in Norwegian pre-schools: what languages should pre-school practitioners speak in their work and what command of majority language is required?

Eide and Hjelde:

Verb movement and finiteness in Norwegian varieties of the American Midwest

Ledesma and Oppedal:

Bilingualism and Executive Function in Children of Immigrants

11.30-12.00

Coelho:

Language Diversity: communicative potentialities of an awakening to languages approach

Anderssen and Westergaard:

Complexity, frequency and structural (dis)similarity in bilingual Norwegian-English child and heritage language

Ravndal and Holiman:

Development of bimodal multilingualism in a child with cochlear implants


12.00-13.30

 


LUNCH

 

AUDITORIUM 1

Keynote speaker

Chair: Øystein A. Vangsnes

13.30-14.30

 

Ellen Bialystok:
Bilingualism: Consequences for Mind and Brain

14.30-15.00

BREAK

15.00-17.00

 

 

 

 Panel debate on ‘Language diversity and education’

Confirmed panelists:

Executive Council member Silje Karine Muotka of the Norwegian Saami Parliament

Director Arnfinn Muruvik Vonen of the Norwegian Language Council

Vice chair Sigve Gramstad of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of the Council of Europe

Professor Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh and Bilingualism Matters

Professor Raphael Berthele, Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg 

Professor Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University

The debate will be led by dean Sonni Olsen of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

17.00-19.00

LEISURE

19.00-21.00

 

 

Film screening at Verdensteatret Cinemateque:

Linguistic anthropological movies from the North

Language and film

 

 

 


FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

 

AUDITORIUM 1

Keynote speaker

Chair: Trond Trosterud 

09.00-10.00

 

Mikel Forcada:
Free/open-source machine translation as a tool for the preservation of language diversity

10.00-10.30

BREAK

 

AUD 2

Invited workshop 2

  

B1005

Invited workshop 3

  

  E0104

GS-4a

Chair:
Arnstein Hjelde

 

E0105 

GS-4b

Chair:
Jorid Hjulstad Junttila

E0101

Panel 3

 

 

10.30-11.00

Bilingualism, Biliteracy, and Cognition

 

Organized by Antonella Sorace and Yulia Rodina

The Impact of Language Technology on Society

 

Organized by Giellatekno – Centre for Saami Language Technology

 

Joubert:

The perception of linguistic diversity: some ideological effects of unilingual language policies in France

Gautam:
Language Policy & Linguistic Diversity in Nepal: Some Observations

Language policy in families and institutions with pre-school aged children

 

 

Organized by

Sally Boyd and Leena Huss

 

11.00-11.30

 

Hilton:

The role of standard language ideology in language contact

11.30-12.00

Kiss:
Learners’ language ideologies about historical minority languages: Romanians learning Hungarian and Finns learning Swedish


12.00-13.30

 


LUNCH

 

AUD 2

(workshop cont.)

 

B1005

(workshop cont.)

 

E0104

GS-5a

Chair:
Elina Kangas

E0105 

GS-5b

Chair:
Brit Mæhlum

 

13.30-14.00

 

 

 Szabó:

Linguistic Diversity in Schoolscapes in Hungary

Fretland:

Rhetorical Analysis of an Internet Debate on the Status of New Norwegian in Norway

 

14.00-14.30

Laihonen:

Talk about Linguistic Landscape (LL): analysis of interviews among Hungarian entrepreneurs in Slovakia

Svennevig,  Røyneland and Pajaro:

Claiming and rejecting a Norwegian identity in conversation

14.30-15.00

Rautio Helander:

Indigenous Place Names as Part of Linguistic Diversity: Challenges to the Officialization of Indigenous Place Names

Hiss:

“I know the language … So use it!” – Managing responsibilities in a research interview

15.00-15.30

BREAK

(TEO-H1 1.820 AUD1)

 

AUDITORIUM 1

Keynote speaker

Chair: Hilde Sollid

15.30-16.30

 


Elana Shohamy:

The role of Linguistic Landscape as a focus of negotiations and protesting in the public space

16.30-17.00

 

Closing remarks

17.00-18.00

 

LEISURE

18.00-19.00

Gløgg and gathering around the fireplace at

Árdna

19.00 

Conference dinner in the

"Champagne canteen"

(Teo Studentkafé)

 

 

The keynote speakers

Dr. Kenneth R. Beesley is a computational linguist with the title of Development Architect at SAP Labs. He has taught finite-state programming techniques in the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Ireland, Malta and South Africa, and he is the author, with Lauri Karttunen, of the book "Finite State Morphology," 2003, CSLI Publications, which documents the Xerox Finite-State Toolkit. This toolkit has been used to implement tokenizers, spelling checkers, morphological analyzers and shallow parsers for languages around the world.  Beesley remains excited about the application of computational linguistics to minority, lesser-studied, and endangered languages.

Raphael Berthele is a Full Professor of multilingualism at the University of Fribourg from 2006. After a PhD in sociolinguistic and language variation, he spent a year as a post-doc at the University of California at Berkley. He then came back to Europe and worked as a linguist for the German departments at the Universities of Fribourg and Berne and as a lecturer for German as a foreign language  in Fribourg. His current research interests include multilingualism, intercomprehension, receptive competences, cross-linguistic interaction, as well as cognitive linguistics, variational linguistics and folk linguistics. Professor Berthele is also in charge of the research area on Multilingualism competence and language contact, and coordinates several research projects, including: Interlinguale Inferenzen und Lebensalter, which investigates interlingual transfer across the lifespan; and Mehrsprachigkeit und Lebensalter, which focuses on compentence areas that are fundamental in the learning and in usage of multiple languages, and how these change over the lifespan. Among his awards are the Hugo-Moser Preis and the Förderpreis der Oertli-Stiftung.

Ellen Bialystok, Ph.D., FRSC, is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University and Associate Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1976. Much of her research has focused on the effect of bilingualism on children’s language and cognitive development, showing accelerated mastery of specific cognitive processes for bilingual children. This research has recently been extended to investigations of adult processing and found that lifelong bilingualism protects older adults from cognitive decline with aging. Other research includes studies of literacy acquisition in young children, models of metalinguistic awareness and second-language acquisition, and the development of spatial cognition and its relation to other cognitive abilities. She is the author of 6 books and over 100 scientific papers in journals and books. Among her awards are a Killam Prize for the Social Sciences, Walter Gordon Research Fellowship, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research, and Language Learning Distinguished Scholar in Residence. She has been invited to lecture in universities around the world, covering four continents and numerous countries.

Kendall King is a Professor in Second Language and Culture at the University of Minnesota. Her research encompasses ideological, interactional and policy perspectives on second language learning and bilingualism, with particular attention to educational practices impacting language use among Indigenous populations in Latin America and Spanish speakers in the U.S.  She has examined classroom-home-community contexts of linguistic contact, language use and identity production in the rural Andes and urban centers of Chile, Sweden and the U.S. Recent projects examine Ojibwe language learning in urban revitalization efforts, and the power of Somali print in formal educational contexts.

Mikel L. Forcada is professor of Computer Languages and Systems at the Universitat d'Alacant. He is also secretary of the European Association for Machine Translation, president of the Special Interest Group for Speech and Language Technologies for Minority Languages (SaLTMiL) of the International Speech Communication Association, and book review editor of the international journal Machine Translation. From the turn of the millennium on, Prof. Forcada's interests have mainly focussed on the field of translation technologies, but he has worked in fields as diverse as quantum chemistry, biotechnology, surface physics, machine learning (especially with neural networks) and automata theory. Professor Forcada has headed several research projects and has led the development of the machine translation systems interNOSTRUM (Spanish-Catalan) and Traductor Universia (Spanish-Portuguese). In 2004 he started the free/open-source machine translation platform Apertium (with more than 30 language pairs), where he is currently the president of the project management committee. In 2009–2010 Forcada was an ETS Walton Visiting Professor in the machine translation group at Dublin City University (Dublin/Baile Átha Cliath, Ireland). Professor Forcada has been president of the Civic Association for the Normalization of Valencian.

Elana Shohamy is a Professor of language education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University. Her research and writings focus on a variety of topics related to language testing and language policy in the context of conflicts and co-existence in multilingual societies. Her work in language testing focuses on critical views of language tests in terms of the political, social, educational and human consequences of tests due to their enormous power. Her work on policy focuses on an expanded framework of language policy, language rights, immigration, language maintenance and especially linguistic landscape. Prof. Shohamy is the editor of the journal Language Policy. Her recent books include: The power of tests: 2001, Longman; Language policy: Hidden agendas and new approaches, 2006, Routledge; Volume 7 Encyclopedia of Language and Education: Language Testing and Assessment (ed. with Nancy Hornberger, Springer, 2008); Linguistic landscape: expanding the scenery, (ed. with Durk Gurter, 2009, Routledge); and Linguistic landscape in the city (ed. with Ben Rafael and Barni, Multilingual Matters, 2010). Elana was granted the Lifetime Achievement Award of ILTA (International Language Testing Association), in Cambridge, 2010.

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