CfP: Workshop on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment, Linguistic Society of America 2011 Summer Institute, Abstract Deadline March 31

WORKSHOP ON THE SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF LANGUAGE ENDANGERMENT SoLE-2

This workshop will discuss and analyze the major sociolinguistic factors in the process of language endangerment. This will take the form of presentations on particular communities from an insider and outsider perspective, as well as overview presentations on specific types of endangerment factors. We will also attempt to provide some examples of successful language maintenance and revitalization strategies.

SoLE-1 was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies on 27 June 2009, and selected papers from that conference appear in Anthropological Linguistics 52/2 (2010).

The SoLE-2 workshop is sponsored by the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes and is organized by the CIPL Professor in the 2011 LSA Summer Institute, David Bradley.

The workshop will comprise invited presentations and a summary panel discussion session on Saturday July 30. The planned list of invited speakers includes David Bradley, La Trobe U; James Cowell, U of Colorado; Pierpaolo diCarlo, SUNY Buffalo; Lise Dobrin, U of Virginia; Arienne Dwyer, U of Kansas; Lenore Grenoble, U of Chicago; Barbra Meek, U of Michigan; and Ofelia Zepeda, U of Arizona. The examples will be drawn primarily from the Americas, Asia, the Pacific and Africa, but talks on languages of other areas are also welcome.

Abstracts are now invited for presentations on Sunday July 31, either in 15-minute talks or in poster form. These should be sent by March 31, 2011 to David Bradley at d.bradley@latrobe.edu.au and speakers will be advised by May 15, 2011 whether their presentations have been accepted.

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