Conference "Maintaining Languages, Developing Multilingualism"

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 09:00 to Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 15:00

The conference is hosted by the University of Vienna in June 10-11, 2013. 

Individual and societal mutilingualism is now generally accepted or even officially defined as the goal of national or Europe-wide policies. While minorities - both old minorities and migrant groups - generally understant the importance of knowing the majority language, most policy-makers seem to agree that minority languages should be supported. More and more Europeans, speakers of minority languages as well as representatives of largely monolingual majority groups, regard individual multilingualism as something beneficial and encourage their children to learn many languages. We want to take one step further and ask how individual languages can be maintained and revitalised while at the same time affirming individual and societal multilingualism.

For more information about the conference and registration: http://www.eldia-project.org/index.php/conference