As our planet becomes more globalized it is expected that thousands of languages will become extinct by the end of the century. We ask that you join BZH New York as we team up with other French regional associations of NY (Alsace, Basque, Corsica) for a conference at City University of NY to highlight the endangered status of regional languages in France today.
Where: CUNY Graduate Center Room 5414, 365 5th Avenue between 34th and 35th street
When: Saturday, March 31st from 1-3pm
Some of the many topics to be discussed:
- Endangered status of Breton, Corsican, Alsacian, Basque and other languages of France
- Analysis of viability and continuity of languages
- Causes of endangererment
- Non signature by French government of the European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages
- Benefits of Bilingualism
- Language revitalization programs, practices, conservation and revitalization
At the same time we are organizing this conference at City Unversity of NY, associations across France will be mobilizing in the cities of Quimper, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Bayonne, Ajaccio, Perpignan, and Lille to shed light on these same topics.
For more information on events this weekend in Quimper please visit : http://deompdei-kemper2012.org