March 17, 2012

Symposium: Language Revitalization in the 21st Century


The CUNY Graduate Center and the International Centre for Language Revitalisation of the Auckland University of Technology will hold a two-day symposium on language revitalization in New York City May 31st – June 1st 2012. The first day will include two keynote addresses and a host of invited speakers, while the second day will include a poster session and film festival hosted in cooperation with the Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. A central goal of the symposium is to share successful revitalization strategies. Oral presentations will be organized around the following themes:

• Learning that works
• Development of tools, resources, and materials
• Collaborative initiatives between communities and academics
• Increasing awareness of threatened languages and revitalization movements

Keynote Speakers
• Dr. Tīmoti Kāretu, Māori
• Jesse Little Doe Baird, Wôpanâak

Learn more about the symposium at

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