Call for Papers: Language Policy and Planning: Language Policy, Linguistic Human Rights, and Cultural Genocide, August 25-27, 2022, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada, and online). Deadline: 28 February 2022.
LPP2022 will be a space for Canadian and international researchers to share their research about oppressed language rights and literacy practices in Canada and other parts of the world. This year’s theme (non-exclusive) will bring together researchers interested in the impact of language policy on the minoritization of language speakers and the oppression of their linguistic human rights. LPP2022 will have a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. Organizers hope that this format will maximize the participation of underfunded educators and researchers who come from communities whose languages have been affected by colonial language policies. The event will highlight research that attempts to deconstruct colonial views of language education, which advocate forms of toxic monolingualism that not only target minoritized students’ mother tongues but that put their lives in danger, as has been the case with Canadian residential schools. The three plenary speakers, Owennatekha (Brian Maracle), Abduweli Ayup, and Jaffer Sheyholislami, are scholars who come from linguistically oppressed communities and who have been studying language issues in those communities for years.
LPP2022 will continue the plurilingual policy started at LPP2021. Abstracts must be submitted in English or French, but the language(s) of presentation may include any language(s) of your choice, as long as material to help viewers understand the slides is made available in English or French.