[MLE] FW: Call for Papers: Thailand Royal Institute Language Policy Conference

Dear MLE friends,
Soon you will hear about an MLE conference in India in February, but below is one in Thailand some of you might be interested in.

Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.
SIL, South Asia Group.

Language Policy Conference-Thailand Royal Institute
What -- Language Policy Conference
  • Title -- National Language Policy: Language Diversity for National Unity
  • When --  28-29 February 2008
  • Where -- Bangkok, Thailand
  • Website info -- <www.royin.go.th/th/home>
  • Email Contact -- Dr. Cholthicha  Sudmuk <cholthicha@royin.go.th>
  • Local Host -- Royal Institute of Thailand
  • Other sponsors -- UNESCO-Bangkok, UNICEF-Thailand, SEAMEO, Australian Embassy, US Embassy, and SIL International
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thailand Royal Institute International Language Policy Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Summary: The Royal Institute of Thailand, in cooperation with UNESCO-Bangkok, UNICEF-Thailand, The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), The Embassy of the United States, The Embassy of Australia, and SIL International invites scholars, government officials, and language practitioners to submit abstracts for the "National Language Policy: Language Diversity for National Unity," February 28-29, 2008, in Bangkok, Thailand.  Keynote speakers will include Benjamin Spolsky, Joseph LoBianco, and other noted language policy experts. Conference themes will include (but are not limited to): • Case studies in language planning and language policy; • English education in non-English speaking countries; • Language policy and conflict resolution; • Language policy and refugee/transnational migration situations; • Bilingual and multilingual education policies and practice; • Language policy and ethno-linguistic minority languages; • Translation policies and practices on the international, national, and local levels; • Corpus planning for national languages; • Language policy and the UN Millennium Development Goals (including Education for All); • Language policy and socioeconomic theory (with special emphasis on the Self-Sufficiency Economic Theory of His Majesty King Bhumibol of Thailand) 14 Dec 2007 -- Deadline for electronic submission of abstracts 24 Dec 2007 -- Notification of acceptance 31 Mar 2008 -- Deadline for submission of papers for publication in conference proceedings Registration:
  • Delegate – Thai Resident   Fee Baht 3,000 /person
  • Student – Thai Resident   Fee Baht 1,000 /person
  • Non-Thai Resident: Fee US $ 150 /person (before Dec 31, 2007) or Fee US $ 175 /person (after Dec 31, 2007)
  • Contact: - Prof. Dr. Udom  Warrotamasikhadit & Dr. Cholthicha  Sudmuk -- email : cholthicha@royin.go.th
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length, and include the speaker's name, email address, and affiliation.  Abstracts should be submitted as Word documents. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.  In keeping with the multilingual spirit of the conference, presentations may be made in any language, but non-English speaking presenters must themselves arrange for translation into English, and must conform to time limitations.