Minority Languages in the Digital Age. Usage, Maintenance and Teaching

International conference

Digital media has an increasing influence on our communication. The growing digitalization does not just open new opportunities and challenges for the everyday communication, it also gives minority languages, which are in competition with dominant standard languages in certain communicative domains and which have to beconsidered endangered in many cases, new perspectives.

The international and interdisciplinary conference will discuss the role of the internet and of digital media for the usage of minority language and its changes, induced by new forms of digital communication. In addition we will debate how forms of digital communication can be used for the acquisition and the teaching of minority languages.

Programme:

Friday, Dezember 11

9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.Opening and Welcome
9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Minority Languages, Digital Technology and Emerging Hierarchies of Knowledge (Helen Kelly Holmes, Limerick)
10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Coffee Break
11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. MoCoDa2: ein Forschungs- und Lehrkorpus zur Sprache und Interaktion in mobiler Messaging-Kommunikation (Evelyn Ziegler, Duisburg)
11.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Regional Language Maintenance and the Importance of Digital Domains (Marco Tamburelli, Bangor)
12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. Lunch Break
1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Nordfriesische Kommunikation in digitalen Medien (Hauke Heyen, Flensburg)
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. TBA (Goffe Jensma, Groningen)
2.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. Frisian on Social Media: Language Usage Patterns among Frisian-Dutch Bilingual Teenagers (Lysbeth Jongbloed-Faber, Maastricht)
2.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Coffee Break
3.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Promoting Welsh on Social Media (Daniel Cunliffe, Treforest)
3.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Language, Education and Community in the Digital Age: A Welsh Case Study (Cynog Prys, Bangor)
4.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Basic Language Technologies - Infrastructure for Minority Languages (Delyth Prys, Bangor)
4:30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Break for Fruits
5.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. New and Old Speakers of Low German on Facebook (Gertrud Reershemius, Birmingham)
5.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Webinars in Extracurricular Low German Teaching (Birte Arendt, Greifswald)
6.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Niederdeutsch in den norddeutschen Medien (Yvonne Hettler, Hamburg)
7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Public Key Note Lecture
Minderheitensprachen und das Internet: Segen und Fluch zugleich
Dr. Mandana Seyfeddinipur (University of London)
Moderation: Privatdozentin Dr. Birte Arendt (Greifswald)
afterwards reception in the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

Saturday, Dezember 12
8.45 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Opening
9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. "Welcome to Bavaria" - Eine Sprachführer-App fürs Bairische (Hanna Fischer und Jeffrey Pheiff, beide )
9.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Sorbischvermittlung - digital unterstützt durch SobLex (Hauke Bartels, Bautzen)
10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. A Repository of Sámi Learning Materials (Lasse Wigelius, Kautokeino)
10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Coffee Break
11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. Which (mis)perceptions Matter in Minority Language Media Research? Reflections on/from an Enquiry of Digital Language Practices among Sorbian Adolescents (Sarah McMonagle, Hamburg)
11.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Allochthone Minderheitensprachen in der digitalen Kommunikation: Eine Fallstudie zu Funktionen slawischer Herkunftssprachen in deutsch-basierten sozialen Netzwerken (Bernhard Brehmer, Greifswald/Konstanz)
12.00 p.m. - 12.30 p.m. Breton on Facebook (Merryn Davies Deacon, Belfast)
12.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. Färöisch im Fokus: Digitale Einblicke in die kleinste nordgermanische Sprachgemeinschaft (Laura Zieseler, Greifswald)
1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. Final Discussion with Snacks and Refreshments
2.00 p.m. Farewell

The international and interdisciplinary conference is funded by the German Research Foundation and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

Registration

Information: Sebastian Jatzke
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald
Conference Office
17487 Greifswald
Phone:     +49 3834 / 420-5016
E-Mail:     sebastian.jatzkewiko-greifswaldde


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