Cornish Language Research Conference
October 27th and 28th sees the first Cornish Language research conference taking place in Cornwall College in Pool, Redruth.
The conference has been put together by a partnership between Maga, the Institute for Cornish Studies and Cornwall College, which aims to collate, promote and encourage research about Cornish language, whether linguistic, socio-linguistic or statistical.
The conference includes a keynote lecture from Professor Ken MacKinnon, who has been involved with research on Cornish as well as on Gaelic for a number of years and whose report to the government in 2000 was instrumental in gaining recognition for Cornish.
A wide range of papers have been put forward and accepted for the conference, ranging from consideration of grammatical constructions to comparative talks on linguistic policy and literary topics. Presenters will be joining in person and, for those from afar, by Skype. The conference will also see the launch of a new website dedicated to academic discussion and research on Cornish, on which it is hoped to publish the proceedings.
The conference starts on Monday morning and finishes on Tuesday lunchtime and the costs for the two days, including coffee and lunches is £15. There will also be an optional conference dinner on Monday evening.
Full details and booking forms can be found on the Maga website at www.magakernow.org.uk/bookings
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