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1-3 July 2008
Bangkok Thailand
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Parallel Sessions

Conference sponsors: SIL International, UNESCO, UNICEF, SEAMEO, Mahidol
University, Care International and Save the Children UK

Sponsors of the Second International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Communities invite scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts for parallel presentations relating to the following topics:

Revitalizing and/or maintaining languages

  • Role of non-dominant languages in society
  • Planning and implementing sustainable language maintenance and language revitalization programs
  • Developing and revising orthographies
  • Developing written styles in previously unwritten languages


Language policies and language-in-education policies

  • Language policies in multilingual settings
  • Impact of language policies on indigenous and other non-dominant languages
  • Language-in-education policies that support or hinder education in non-dominant language communities


Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MT-Based MLE)

  • Planning and implementing MT-based MLE programs for children and for adults
  • MT-Based MLE and gender equity
  • Multi-grade classrooms in multilingual communities
  • Developing teaching and learning materials, including graded reading materials in the students' mother tongue
  • Teacher recruitment and training

Preserving intangible cultural heritage:

  • Preserving traditional oral literature, dance, music, knowledge
  • Including women's narratives in recorded histories
  • Informal music education practices
  • Incorporating cultural knowledge and traditions into formal and non-formal education


Research and evaluation studies of language maintenance, language revitalization and multilingual education programs

  • Principles and practices in research and evaluation of language revitalization and MTbased MLE
  • Case study research of small-scale language revitalization and MLE projects
  • Longitudinal research studies of MT-based MLE
  • Community-centered / community-owned research and evaluation



Regarding the abstract:

  • Maximum of 300 words (including the title and references)
  • Single-spaced
  • Justified margins
  • Times New Roman 12
  • Title, in bold, centered at the top of the page
  • Track / stream in which your paper would be presented (large headings, above)
  • Your name, country in which you work, organizational affiliation, title
  • Your e-mail address
  • Send to langdevelbkk_info@sil.org

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Final notification of acceptance: Thursday, 13 June 2008

Download document : 2nd LDC call for papers.pdf



SIL International
SIL International

Mahidol University
ILCRD-Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development,
Mahidol University

UNESCO - Bangkok

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization


Care International
CARE International

Save Children UK
Save the Children UK

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