ITML5

ITML5 has now started

We welcome researchers, students, teachers and community members who are interested in the challenges and benefits of the Intergenerational transmission of minority languages. We are pleased to bring to you a wide selection of presentations.

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Language, Culture and Ethnicity in Indigenous and Migrant Languages

The Fifth Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages Symposium (ITML5) is an international symposium held online.

We have invited researchers, students, teachers and community members who are interested in sharing their work and insights on aspects of language, culture and ethnicity in indigenous and minority languages.

Special focus on indigenous languages 
By definition, the intergenerational transmission of indigenous and minority languages occurs in situations where a majority language and culture provides a dominant political and social landscape which is often not conducive to raising a child bilingually. Parents' decisions concerning a family language policy will often attempt to take into account the perceived cultural, identity and ethnicity needs of the child from the perspective of both the majority language environment and the minority or indigenous context. Unless the minority language has high status (like English) the resulting tensions contribute an extra challenge to parents who decide to raise their child bilingually.

We have invited papers and posters which explore these tensions. Because 2019 is the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages we include a special focus on indigenous languages.

Interesting presentations
We have been delighted to receive abstracts and some very interesting presentations from many parts of the world. The idea is that the presentations will be available indefinitely unless presenters request otherwise. This makes the presentations available to a much wider audience of researchers, students and interested community members and policy makers than would otherwise be reached.

Because this symposium is held online and asynchronous it involves no air travel so it is fully environmentally friendly.

This symposium is jointly hosted by Stockholm University, Sweden and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

ITML5

The Fifth Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages Symposium: Language, culture and ethnicity in indigenous and migrant languages
www.isd.su.se/itml5

Organisers

Una Cunningham
Stockholm University, Sweden
Jeanette King
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Una Cunningham och Jeanette King