EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF LINGUISTIC DISCRIMINATION

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“EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF LINGUISTIC DISCRIMINATION”

2-3 July 2007

room ASP 3G3


2nd of July, 2007


14.30 – OPENING SPEECH: Giorgio PAGANO, secretary of ERA onlus, Association for Linguistic Democracy.

14.40 – Projection of the short film “In tram” written and directed by the Italian director Filippo SOLDI, about the risks and consequences of speaking English in Italy.

14.55 – Chairman: Johan HÄGGMAN, EU Commission

15.00 – Ina DRUVIETE, Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia, Professor of General Linguistics, University of Latvia, Ex Minister of Education and Science (2004-2006), ex-head of Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission (2002-2006).

15.20 – François GRIN, professor of Economics at the Faculty of Interpreters and Translators, University of Geneva

15.40 – Fernand DE VARENNES, Professor at Murdoch University, Australia and Senior Researcher with ECMI (European Centre for Minority Issues)

16.00 – Diego CORRAINE, Coordinator of « Ufficio Lingua Sarda »


16.20 – Hugo BAETENS BEARDSMORE, Professeur à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles

16.40 – Bojan BREZIGAR, Direktor Primorski dnevnik

17.00 – Miquel STRUBELL, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Professor, Estudis de Llengües i Cultures

17.20 – Claude HAGEGE, Professor of Linguistics at the “Collège de France” since 1988

17.40 – 18.00 GENERAL DEBATE, in the presence of Marco PANNELLA, MEP









3rd of July 2007


9.00 – Introduction and Chairman: Henrik LAX, MEP

9.20 – Johan HÄGGMAN, EU Commission

9.40 – Simone KLINGE, Council of Europe, Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

10.00 – Michael KRAUSS, Linguist: “The Dynamics of Language Extinction”

10.20 – Tangi LOUARN, President of the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL), FRANCE

10.40 – Jean-Loup CUISINIEZ, French syndicalist of the CFTC – Confédération française des travailleurs chrétiens, spokesman of the corporate “Le droit de travailler en français en France”, expert in linguistic discrimination: “Linguistic discrimination on-the-job: politics to adopt, judicial ways to follow”.

11.00 – Federico GUIGLIA, Journalist and author of “Sulla punta della lingua”: Come il francese, l’inglese, il portoghese, lo spagnolo e il tedesco affrontano la sfida del mondo. E l’italiano?
Guiglia will analyse the Italian case and the loss of domain of the Italian language towards English.

11.20 – CLOSING REMARKS: Marco CAPPATO, MEP

Written Contributions:

Malgorzata HANDZLIK, MEP

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