The Åland Islands Peace Institute is participating in the planning of the Conference on Multilingualism in the Nordic Countries: “4 or more languages for all: Language policy challenges of the future” that will take place on 22-24 August 2011 in the Nordic House in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands. The conference organizer is “Granskingardepilin fyri Samfelagsmenning” (Research Center for Social Development), www.socdev.fo, the University of the Faroe Islands, www.setur.fo.
The organizers are currently looking for scientific contributions to the conference. The aim of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum by bringing together scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines such as sociolinguistics, sociology, history, linguistics, literature studies, political science and law. Moreover to compare Nordic experiences in the field; and drawing attention to and focus on language policy experiences and particular challenges in the self-governing areas; and on immigrants’ diverse situations and language rights.
The deadline of the final call for abstracts is January 23rd, 2011. For more information visit de website of the Conference: in Danish, English and Faroese.