Original Languages of the American Continent


February 24

Venue: Artillerivej 86, st. Room 0.34

9:30-10:00; Arrival and Registration

10:00-11:00; Introduction and a brief presentation of "Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín", by Una Canger, American Indian Languages and Cultures. Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. University of Copenhagen

11:00-12:00: When the French Educational System meets American Indian Children, by Michel Launey, Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot, Institut de Recherches pour le Développement, French Guiana

12.00-13.30; Lunch

13:30-14:30; Language ideologies at work: Language transmission among Yupik Eskimos in Chukotka and in Alaska, by Daria Morgounova, MA, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Eskimology and Arctic Studies

14:30-15:30; Paraguayan Language Act Approved: Evolution and Analysis, by Lenka Zajícová (Palacký University, Olomouc)

15:30-16.00; Coffee break

16:00-17:00; Language Documentation and Revitalization: The Case of Zongolica Nawatl, Veracruz, Mexico by Steffen Haurholm-Larsen, University of Copenhagen

17:00-18:00; Can the Aikanã language survive? Possibilities for the preservation of an endangered language in Rondônia, Brazil, by Hein van der Voort (Museu Goeldi & Radboud Universiteit)

February 25

Venue: Snorresgade 17-19. Room U8

9:00-10:00; The Kayapo-Panara-Tapayuna History Project: The linguistic Politics of Indigenous Multiculturalism in the Middle Xingu Valley, by Terence S. Turner, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Cornell University

10:00-11:00; Intercultural bilingual teacher training programs in Peru: a spur for the revitalization of indigenous languages?, by Lucy Trapnell, Profesora del Programa Descentralizado de Formación Docente Intercultural Bilingue ARPI-SC & la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

11:-11:15; Coffee break

11:15-12:15; Regional Education Projects in Peru and their impact on indigenous languages and indigenous education - the case of Cusco; Susanne J. Pérez, Unge2-projektet, Ballerup Kommune. Denmark

12:15-14:00; Lunch

14:00-15:00; Schools, Artists and Youth Movements: Recent Social Developments in Oaxacan indigenous languages, by Michael Swanton, Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa, UABJO (Oaxaca, Mexico)

15:00-15:30; Coffee break

15:30-16:30; Speakers as linguists: Training indigenous speakers as researchers of their own languages, by Roberto Zavala Maldonado, CIESAS-Sureste, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

16:30-17:00; Summing up the discussions. Moderator: Una Canger, Professor emeritus, American Indian Languages and Cultures. Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. University of Copenhagen

The conference welcome all interested scholars and students, but we do ask you to register in advance by contacting the NetIndis Network coordinator: Hanne Veber, Ph.D., American Indian Languages and Cultures Section. Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. ToRS. University of Copenhagen. Artillerivej 86, 2.46. DK-2300 Copenhagen S, e-mail: hanv@hum.ku.dk, phone +45 35 32 89 62