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15th EFNIL Conference, Mannheim

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The European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL)

announces the

15th Annual conference of EFNIL

at Mannheim on 5 and 6 October 2017

hosted by the Institut für Deutsche Sprache / Institute for the German Language

The general theme of the conference will be:

National language institutions and national languages

4 October, 18:00-19:30: Welcome reception at the Institute for the German Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache), Mannheim, R5, 6-13


5 October

9:00-9:45, Opening session

Ludwig M. Eichinger, Director of Institute of German Language: Welcome Address

Adresses by:

    Gabriela Bennemann, German Foreign Ministry

    Ulrike Freundlieb, City of Mannheim

    Javier Hernandez-Saseta, European Commission

Gerhard Stickel, President of EFNIL: Introduction

9:45-10:30, 2nd session

Peter Auer: Linguistic neostandards in Europe (abstract)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-12:30, 3rd session

Aleksandra Wesolowska: European Commission support for the emergence of multilingual networked services in Europe (abstract)

Willem Waslander: How to establish trust in digital public services in the European community? (abstract)

Franciska de Jong (CLARIN) (abstract)

Henk van den Heuvel: ELRA's central role in managing language resources in Europe (abstract)

   Moderation: Tamás Váradi


12:30-13:30, Lunch


13:30-15:00, 4rd session

Júlia Vrábľová /Slavomir Ondrejović: Specifics of institutional management of the language in Slovakia (abstract)

Željko Jozić: Institute for Croatian Language and Linguistics and its role in developing the modern Croatian language (abstract)

Gábor Prószéky: Supporting the Hungarian Language in and outside Hungary (abstract)

Piotr Żmigrodzki: Polish experience with a national institute for language (abstract)

Moderation: Sabine Kirchmeier


15:00-15:30 Coffee break


15:30-17:00, 5th session

Jung Heewon: Current Language Policy of Korea and Its Challenges (abstract)

Ina Druviete / Jannis Valdmanis: The role of national language policy institutions in implementation of Law on Official State Language in Latvia (abstract)

Jolanta Zabarskaitė: How does your institution track language? How does your institution track language? The case of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language (abstract)

Cecilia Robustelli: Language policy in Italy. The role of the Accademia della Crusca (abstract)

Svetla Koeva: Language Situation in Bulgaria (abstract)


Moderation: Birute Klaas


19:00 - 21:30: Conference Dinner (at the Mannheim Maritim Hotel)


6 October

9:00-10:30, 6th session

Hans Bennis: Different countries, one language - an integrated language policy: the case of the Dutch language (abstract)

Nathalie Marchal: Les dispositifs de coopération linguistique à l’intérieur de l’espace franco (abstract)

Loïc Depecker: La Délégation générale à la langue française et aux langues de France - un enjeu culturel majeur (abstract)

Astrid Adler / Rahel Beyer: Sprachen und Sprachpolitik in Deutschland (abstract)

    Moderation: Johan Van Hoorde


10:30-11:00, Coffee break


11:00-12:30, 7th session

Guðrún Kvaran / Ari Páll Kristinsson: National language policy and planning in Iceland: Aims and institutional activities (abstract)

Åse Wetås: Standardization of written Norwegian (abstract)

Jennie Spetz: The Swedish language in the spot light (abstract)

Tõnu Tender: Estonia (abstract)

Moderation: Pirkko Nuolijarvi


12:30-13:30, 8th session

Panel or open discussion: Comparing national language policies: "Leave your language alone" vs. "A language must be cared for" (preliminary title)

Moderation: John Simpson

13:30-14:30 Lunch


14:30- 16:30 General Assembly (for members of EFNIL only)

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