End of ADS-L Digest - 21 Jul 1995 to 22 Jul 1995 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 577 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. language and legislation conference 2. does anyone know? (2) 3. idear (3) 4. NEH update (lengthy) 5. *Regionalism "Put up": thanks & summary (fwd) 6. "On the Thames.." 7. from the get-go/git-go ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 10:32:00 +0100 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: language and legislation conference Please post or forward this announcement: "Language Legislation": An International Conference Organizers: Dennis E. Baron, English Eyamba Bokamba, Division of English as an International Language Braj B. Kachru, Linguistics Douglas A. Kibbee, French Dates: March 28-30, 1996. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a conference on language legislation. A select group of invited speakers from around the world will address social issues such as community vs. individual rights, cultural survival, free trade and linguistic issues such as language and culture, language and power, bilingualism. Language legislation and the concept of linguistic human rights have moved to the forefront of national and international news. In the United States, language legislation has taken the form of the national English Language Amendment, and a variety of state and local ordinances. In the US, legal solutions to perceived threats have quickly found their way to the courts, with appeals leading all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Many other countries around the globe have erected legal barriers against the penetration of English or other languages perceived as threats. These laws often conflict with guarantees of individual human rights, such as the UN Charter or the D=E9claration des Droits de l'Homme. In the realm of international law, language protection has colored debate on such issues as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and has influenced the structure of international institutions like the European Community and the United Nations. For further information, contact: Douglas A. Kibbee Language Legislation Conference Department of French University of Illinois 2090 Foreign Languages Building/ MC-158 707 South Mathews Avenue Urbana IL 61801 USA =46AX: (1) (217) 244-2223 email: dkibbee[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ux1.cso.uiuc.edu ----------------- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu Department of English office: 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street home: 217-384-1683 Urbana, Illinois 61801