5th May 2016 – CLOW2 conference
On 5 May, Dr. Paweł Rutkowski delivered a presentation on the sociolinguistic condition of Polish Sign Language (PJM) at the “Contested Languages in the Old World (CLOW2)” conference in Turin, Italy. This conference is a forum for discussion and interaction between linguistics, political scientists, writers, activists, and other experts dealing with the current status and future prospects of minority languages not fully recognized by the legal systems of the countries where they are used. Other languages considered in contributions to the conference included Basque, Piedmontese, Liv, Kashubian, Sardinian, and Llanito. One of the topics of the conference was about creating corpora for minority languages.