NPLD-Coppieters Campus 2019

Activating the social use of minority languages

17-18 October 2019 Donostia/San Sebastián

Programme

Wednesday, 16th October 2019

  • 19.00 Reception at the City Hall

    Eneko Goia Donostia / San Sebastián City Council | Mayor
    Bethan Webb Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity | Vice Chair

  • 20.30 Welcoming dinner offered by the Basque Government

    Tenis Ondarreta Restaurant
    Eduardo Chillida Pasealekua 9
    Only for NPLD-Coppieters members

Conference programme - Thursday 17th October 2019

  • 09h00-09h15 Opening words

    Bingen Zupiria, Basque Government |Minister for Culture and Language Policy

    Markel Olano, Gipuzkoa Provincial Council | Deputy General

    Bethan Webb, Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity |Vice Chair

    Inaki Irazabalbeitia, Coppieters Foundation | Member of the Bureau

  • 09h15-10h00 Keynote speech_ New speakers: the emergence of a post-national linguistic paradigm

    Joan Pujolar, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 10h00-15h00 Part I_ Activating the use of Basque across society
  • 10h00-10h30 Theoretical principles and bases of Euskaraldia project

    Pello Jauregi, University of the Basque Country

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 10h30-11h00 Design, methodology and coordination of Euskaraldia

    Iñigo Fernandez Ostolaza, Comunication Expert

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 11h30-12h00 Communication Plan of Euskaraldia

    Iñigo Fernandez Ostolaza, Comunication Expert

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 12h00-12h30 Speakers’s activation through the community network

    Jasone Mendizabal, Director of Topagunea, Federation of Associations working in favour of Basque Language

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 12h30-13h30 Experience of 2 municipalities of the Basque Autonomous Community

    Edurne Otamendi, Council of Donostia / San Sebastián

    Idoia Trenor, Bagera Association – Downloadable presentation here.

    Asier Lafuente | Yanire Caro, Arabako Lautada

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 14h30-15h15 Evaluation of the results of the project Euskaraldia

    Uxoa Anduaga, Soziolinguistika Klusterra

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 15h00-16h00 Part II_Activating the use of Catalan in business: Emmarca’t

    Emmarca’t: Catalan, language of marketing

    Anton Ferret, Directorate-General for Language Policy. Government of Catalonia

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 16h30-19h30 Cultural Activity: Chillida Leku Museum

    Hernani | Gipuzkoa

  • 20h30 Dinner offered by the Basque Government

    La Perla Restaurant | Kontxa Pasealekua

Friday, 18th October 2019 - Conference programme Day 2

  • 09h00-11h00 Part II_Activating the use of Catalan in business: Emmarca’t

    09.00-10.00 – Measuring the presence and use of Catalan in trade. The OfferCat indicators system

    10.00-11.00 –  Support plans for the use of Catalan in small shops

    Carles de Rosselló, Consortium for Language Normalisation. Catalonia

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 11h30-13h30 Part III_Activating the use of Welsh in families: Intergenerational transmission of the language

    Transmission or donation? How to ensure Welsh is actively passed from generation to generation

    Bethan Webb |Jeremy Evas, Government of Wales

    Downloadable presentation here.

  • 13h30-14h30 Lunch break
  • 14h30-16h00 Discussion in groups: final conclusions
  • 16h00-16h30 Closing words

    Miren Dobaran, Government of Basque Country |Deputy Minister for Language Policy

    Sietske Poepjes, Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity |Vice Chair

Speakers

Joan Pujolar

Joan Pujolar holds a degree in Anglo-Germanic Philology (1987) and Catalan Philology (UA Barcelona, 1988), MA Language Studies (1991) and PhD (1995, Lancaster University). He is professor of Sociolinguistics and current director of the Doctoral Program in Information and Knowledge Society at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He also leads the Research Group on Language, culture and Identity in the Global World. He has been chair of the Catalan Society of Sociolinguistics (2013-2019) and vice-chair of the COST Network on “New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe” (2013-2017). His research focuses on how language use is mobilized in the construction of identities and its implications for access to symbolic and economic resources. He has conducted research on the use of Catalan amongst young people, immigrants and in the economic sector, particularly in tourism and heritage contexts, as well as on multilingualism and gender. He now leads a project on “new speakers” and the experience of people who ordinarily speak a language that is not their native one.

New speakers: the emergence of a post-national linguistic paradigm

Pello Jauregui

He is a Doctor in Education Sciences Professor at the University of the Basque Country. Director of the Aldahitz research project, managed by the Sociolinguistic Cluster (the project sets out to promote the use of the Basque language in the workplace). One of the creators of the Eusle and Ulerrizketa methodologies. Author of several books and publications:

Jauregi, P. (1994). Berezko taldeak euskalduntzeko ikas estrategia. Bilbao: Publications Service of the University of the Basque Country.

Jauregi, P. and Suberbiola, P. (2015). Aldahitz ikerketa 2014. Eusle metodologia eta hizkuntza ohituren aldaketa lan munduan. Andoain: Sociolinguistic Cluster.

Jauregi, P. and Suberbiola, P. (2017). Aldahitz Ikerketa. Eusle metodologia esperientzien emaitzak 2013-2016. Andoain: Sociolinguistic Cluster.

Jauregi, P. (2017). “Baietz 40 egun euskaraz herri erronka” ikerketaren emaitzak. Lasarte-Oria: Town Council of Lasarte-Oria and Territorial Administration of Gipuzkoa.

Jauregi, P. and Suberbiola, P. (2019). Aldahitz Ikerketa. Ulerrizketa metodologia. Andoain: Sociolinguistic Cluster.

Theoretical principles and bases of Euskaraldia project

Miren Dobaran

Vice-Regional Minister for Language Policy (Government of the Basque Country)

The international debates on the language immersion system

Íñigo Fernández Ostolaza

After completing his Radio and TV studies, he graduated in Advertising and Public Relations. Worked in one of the major advertising agencies of the Basque Country for 8 years, for many well-known brands (Ararteko, EiTB, Emakunde, Fagor, Kaiku, Kutxa …). Taught classes in the University of the Basque Country for two years (“Strategic planning of communication” and “Persuasion through advertising”), holds a Master’s in Social Communication and won the first Sociolinguistic Prize for his dissertation (“The efficaciousness of minority languages in processes of persuasion: the case of the Basque language in the Basque Autonomous Community”). Has given several talks and courses on the Basque language and communication. Since 2010, has worked as a consultant in communication and advertising (Bilbao-Bizkaia branding, Euskadiko Elikagai Ekologikoak, Gobierno Vasco, Sidras Gorenak, Sein suministros industriales …).

Communication Plan of Euskaraldia

Jasone Mendizabal Altuna

Director of Euskaltzaleen Topagunea. A graduate in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country and holds a Professional Master’s in Personal and Group Coaching (University of Mondragón). Has a particular interest in the influence of the relationships among individuals and groups in popular movements, and is going into detail on the training of team processes (IIFACE). Has received formal sociolinguistic training formal in HIZNET and EKT. Howere, she points out that most of her knowledge has been acquired by participating in a number of projects to promote the use of the Basque language. Has spent most of her career in the Bascophile movement, initially in Arrasate Komunikabideak-ARKO and Arrasate Euskaldundu Dezagun-AED. Has been managing director of Topagunea since 2001.

The following professional milestones are worthy of note:

  • In the development of local media: in the 1st Journalism Congress on the Basque Language (2004) she presented the document titled “Local press and the information society”. In 2012 was an active participant in the process of constitution of TOKIKOM.
  • As part of the Euskara 21 initiative, she participated in a section of the special committee called XXI mende hasierako hizkuntza politikaren oinarriak (2008) and also the Media sub-committee. She presented a report in these forums.
  • Participated in the guide of the two congresses of the XXI. Mendeko Euskaldunon Elkarteak movement and in its process of revitalisation. The results of these reflections appeared in the “Oinarriparrak” and “Eraldabideak” reports.
  • Is a member of the Topalabe team and has participated in the dissemination of the document “Berrikasi eta Berrikusi”.
  • In the last 3 years she has been involved in the design and organisation of Euskaraldia. Her main contribution has been the design of networks and cooperation.

Speakers’ activation through the community network

Edurne Otamendi Garmendia

Graduate in Information and Communication Sciences (University of the Basque Country). After working in various communication companies, she moved to the Basque language seminar Irutxulo in San Sebastian when it started up and for the first few years. Since 1997 she has worked in the Basque language Service of DonostiaSan Sebastián City Council, since 2002 as Head of the Service. In 2018 she took part in the organisation of Euskaraldia in Donostia/San Sebastián as the representative of the City Council, together with other colleagues from Bagera.

Experience of 2 municipalities of the Basque Autonomous Community

Idoia Trenor Zulaika

Member of Bagera Donostiako Euskaltzaleen Elkartea and Egia Euskaraz Batzordea. Has worked on facilitating Basque language committees in the neighbourhoods of Donostia-San Sebastián and was the coordinator of Euskaraldia in Donostia-San Sebastián in 2018. In Egia, she participated in the experiment titled “We want to live in Basque” and took part in the activation of the “Hartu Txanpa ” initiative organised by the Donostiako Piratak movement.

Experience of 2 municipalities of the Basque Autonomous Community

Asier Lafuente Ruiz de Sabando

Graduate in Diet and Nutrition (1992) and in Sports Science (1997). Has worked as a sports expert in the Pelota Federation of Araba, in the Basque games and sports service company KULKI (Culture-Sports) and in the Department of Promotion, Communication and Research of Arabako Bertsozale Elkartea. Currently a supporter of Arabako Lautadako Euskaraldia. Since 1991, when he learnt Basque, he has actively worked on the promotion of the language, including the foundation -together with other Bascophiles- of the Olbea Euskara Elkartea association, as well as being part of the organising committee of the Agurainen 75 Orduz Euskaraz initiative.

Experience of 2 municipalities of the Basque Autonomous Community

Uxoa Anduaga

Doctor (UPV/EHU [University of the Basque Country], 2016) and graduate (UPV/EHU, 2009) in Sociology, with a Master’s in Research Models and Areas in Social Sciences (UPV/EHU, 2011) and a university diploma in Linguistic Planning (UPV/EHU, 2018). Several research stays abroad, among them the University of Ottawa or the Universidad Argentina de Buenos Aires. Member of the Parte Hartuz research team (EHU) carrying out several projects, the most important being “Imagining the Basque State” (2016). Has worked in Gaindegia (Observatory of the Economy and Development of the Basque Country) (2017), and currently works as an expert in the Sociolinguistic Cluster and as a lecturer in the University of the Basque Country.

Evaluation of the results of the project Euskaraldia

Anton Ferret

Anton Ferret holds a degree in Catalan Philology and Audiovisual Communication and a postgraduate in Language Planning and Communication Management. He is the Head of the Information, Dissemination and Studies Department of the Directorate-General for Language Policy of the Government of Catalonia. Since 1989, he has worked as a teacher of Catalan and as officer at the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization, the Catalan Institute of Health and the Directorate-General for Language Policy.

Emmarca’t: Catalan, language of marketing

Carles de Rosselló

Carles de Rosselló holds a PhD in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona (UB). He is currently the Head of the Service for the Promotion of the Use of the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization. He has been a lecturer in several postgraduate and master’s degrees related to sociolinguistics and the management of multilingualism, and a professor associated with the UB

Measuring the presence and use of Catalan in trade. The OfferCat indicators system | Support plans for the use of Catalan in small shops

Bethan Webb

Government of Wales

Transmission or donation? How to ensure Welsh is actively passed from generation to generation

Jeremy Evas

Government of Wales

Transmission or donation? How to ensure Welsh is actively passed from generation to generation

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