Research Center of Ethnic and Language Relations of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Foreign Languages
hereby announces an international conference

"Language and Society on the Threshold of a New Millennium:
Results and Prospects"

Moscow, Tuesday, October 23 - Friday, October 26 2001

President of the Organizing Committee: Prof. Vida Mikhalchenko

The following issues are expected to be discussed:

Social linguistics: theory, methods and basic notions
Language situation and language politics throughout the world
Language legislation: concepts, implementation and change
Language contacts, bilingualism and code-switching
Functioning of languages; functional classification of languages of the world
Endangered languages
Modern methods of sociolinguistics
Language conflicts and their causes
Language and culture
Sociolinguistic prognostication
Sociolinguistic aspect of education
International languages: social requirements, teaching and functioning
The sociolinguistic aspects of terminology

Working languages: Russian, English.

Registration form:
Title of the paper:
Your family name:
Your other names:

Tel: (Office) (Private)
E-mail: Fax:

The deadline for submitting abstracts of up to 600 words (MS WORD *.rtf format, please!), which are expected to be published before the conference, is May 15, 2001. Since then we won't accept any more abstracts.


Attention! Registration fee for colleagues from Eastern Europe has been changed to $20.

Contact Information:

Postal Address: 1/12 Bolshoy Kislovsky per., Moscow 103009, Russia
Web page:
Fax: (007)-(095) 290-0528
Tel: (007)-(095) 290-5268, 290-4611

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