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Revitalise: Language Revitalisation & Social Transformation
Revitalise is an AHRC funded network, coordinated by scholars at Aberystwyth University and the University of Edinburgh, that aims to examine the implications of current patterns of social change for our understanding of how efforts to promote the prospects of regional and minority languages should be designed and implemented. The network brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, spanning the arts, humanities and social sciences, along with a number of prominent language policy practitioners.
Language Revitalisation & Social Transformation – Workshop 2
Workshop 2: Language revitalisation, early-years education and the transformation of family life
September 2017 (date TBC), University of EdinburghThe second workshop will explore to what extent current changes in the way people organize their domestic lives are impacting on how the family contributes to the process of language acquisition. The increasing trend of both parents working full-time has resulted in grandparents being more involved in the upbringing of children, and in an increased role for various care and early-years education providers. Given such developments, the workshop will seek to compare the current contribution of the family with that of other institutions that contribute to child socialisation, such as the education system, in particular, its early-years component, and ask whether we need to re-evaluate the status traditionally accorded to each within language revitalisation frameworks.