The International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference

Country: USA

City: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Abstr. due: 01.03.2019

Dates: 31.10.19 — 02.11.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA


The conference will celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages from a variety of perspectives including policy, education, linguistic, community, and others. Experts from around the globe have been invited to participate in panels, present keynote talks, and share their work and experiences in promoting Indigenous languages. Conference themes will include, but are not limited to the following:

- Community achievements and Indigenous languages
- Community collaborations and partnerships
- Educational policy for language revitalization and maintenance
- Indigenous languages in the contemporary world
- Indigenous voices in popular culture (e.g. social media, fiction, poetry, film, hip hop)
- Indigenous languages and multilingualism
- Diaspora and Indigenous language learning

While proposals that address these themes are especially encouraged, proposals on other subjects related to Indigenous languages are also welcomed.

In the spirit of this celebration, participants will share their experiences and knowledge and thus bring community voices, policy voices, and academic voices together.

Conference Web-Site: