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Minority Languages in a Globalized Society

Globalization has affected our world in countless ways. For example, it changed (and still changes) how people do business, communicate with each other and it impacts education and language learning. This is also the case for minority or minoritized languages. But while the world is increasingly globalizing, minority languages may face severe challenges to survive or withhold their position within a dynamic society.

The few dominant languages strongly influence smaller languages in language use and number of speakers, education and language learning, language policy and the development of language technologies for these under-resourced languages. Some languages are even threatened with extinction. According to the Endangered Language Project, 40% of the languages of the world will disappear due to globalization.

ICML XVII will address the challenges and opportunities of smaller languages such as minority languages in a globalized society. It aims to bring together scholars and students across the multidisciplinary field of minority languages.

Call for Papers closed

Thank you so much for an incredible amount of interesting and inspiring proposals! We have closed the Call for Papers. The notification of acceptance of colloquia, individual papers or posters will be sent out on 15 November, 2018.

If you have missed the Call for Papers, but are interested in reading it: ICML XVII Call for Papers. It is not possible anymore to submit your abstract. 


Reviewing of the abstracts 

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously by the members of the Scientific Committee of ICML XVII. They will be evaluated for their contribution to the field, quality of the content, thematic relevance and quality of the abstract (organization, clarity of expression).


Scientific Committee

  • Prof Dr D. (Durk) Gorter
    (Universidad del País Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Basque Country, Spain) 
  • Dr P. (Petteri) Laihonen
    (Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Dr E. (Enrique) Uribe Jongbloed
    (Facultad de Comunicación Social y Periodismo, Universidad Externado de Colombia)
  • Dr J. (Joana) Da Silveira Duarte
    (Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen / Stenden University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)
  • Dr J. (Jelske) Dijkstra
    (Mercator Research Centre / Fryske Akademy / University of Groningen, The Netherlands) 
  • Drs C. (Cor) Van der Meer
    (Mercator Research Centre / Fryske Akademy, The Netherlands)

Questions or remarks

If you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee: