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June 2-4 Montreal: No. American Assoc. for Celtic Language Teachers Mtg
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Fri, 2 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM –Sun, 4 Jun 2017, 2:00 PM PDT
North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
Concordia School of Irish Studies, Room H 1001, Henry F. Hall Building
Concordia University, Montréal, QC
NAACLT MONTRÉAL MEETING (Open to non-members). Further information at: www.naaclt.org
- Saturday Morning, 3 June: Implications of Brexit for the Celtic Languages
- Saturday Afternoon, 3 June: Promotion of Celtic Languages in North America
- Sunday Morning, 4 June: Invited Papers on Sundry Topics
The implications of Brexit for the Celtic languages is enormous. The Irish language was a central issue precipitating the recent election in the north of Ireland, and it appears that no power-sharing administration will be re-established until agreement is reached about an Irish Language Act. Brexit has brought the cause of Scottish independence closer to fruition than any time in the past 250 years.
This carries huge implications for Scottish identity and language. Wales, faced with leaving the EU, stands to lose substantial language funding and research support. The Cornish language is under attack by British nationalists as an example of the extravagances of EU language policies. Manx also depends upon EU protections, and the status of Manx in the EU is contingent upon the UK’s membership.
NAACLT is a non-profit professional organization whose goal is to bring together Celtic language teachers and researchers in Canada and the United States and to foster contacts with others through the world who are interested in promoting the teaching and learning of Celtic languages in North America.