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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Ned Maddrell Lecture 2015
annual Ned Maddrell Lecture, hosted jointly by Culture Vannin and Yn Ҫheshaght Ghailckagh, takes place on
Saturday 7 November at St John's Mill (Tynwald Mills), and will feature a guest
speaker who will be discussing a minority language situation with relevance to
lectures have focused on issues in Nova Scotia, Norfolk Island and the
Aboriginal languages of Australia, but this year's lecture will centre on the
language revitalisation in Guernsey and Jersey; drawing comparisons with the
Isle of Man.
year's speaker will be Julia Sallabank, a Senior Lecturer in Language Support
and Revitalisation in the Department of Linguistics at SOAS (University of
London), where she teaches and researches language revitalisation, policy and
Sallabank has been conducting language related research in Guernsey since the
year 2000 and later in Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Channel Islands have adopted some of the revitalisation work successfully
practiced on the Isle of Man, such as appointing Language Officers, but there
are significant differences in other aspects of both language planning
processes and outcome.
Ms Sallabank's talk will focus on practical examples, she will also attempt to
draw conclusions and lessons in relation to aims and priorities, and describe
her recent research into the learning and teaching of minority languages to
Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin, Adrian Cain, commented,
"The lecture and discussion should illustrate the leading role Manx has
played in minority language revitalisation in these Islands."
at 2.00pm, the lecture is free of charge although booking is required by
contacting Adrian Cain.
more information about either the lecture or the Manx language please contact
Adrian Cain on: