Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, February 11-13, 2011

2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: Strategies for Moving Forward.

Honolulu, Hawai’i, February 11-13, 2011

http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ICLDC/2011

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The 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) will be held February 11-13, 2011, at the Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus. Two days of optional technical training workshops will precede the conference (Feb. 9-10). An optional fieldtrip to Hilo (on the Big Island of Hawai’i) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately follow the conference (Feb. 14-15).

The 1st ICLDC, with its theme “Supporting Small Languages Together,” underscored the need for communities, linguists, and other academics to work in close collaboration. The theme of the 2nd ICLDC is “Strategies for Moving Forward.” We aim to build on the strong momentum created at the 1st ICLDC and to discuss research and revitalization approaches yielding rich, accessible records which can benefit both the field of language documentation and speech communities. We hope you will join us.

TOPICS

We welcome abstracts on best practices for language documentation and conservation moving forward, which may include:

– Archiving matters

– Community-based documentation/conservation initiatives

– Data management

– Fieldwork methods

– Ethical issues

– Interdisciplinary fieldwork

– Language planning

– Lexicography

– Methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality

– Orthography design

– Reference grammar design

– Reports on language maintenance, preservation, and revitalization efforts

– Teaching/learning small languages

– Technology in documentation – methods and pitfalls

– Topics in areal language documentation

– Training in documentation methods – beyond the university

This is not an exhaustive list and individual proposals on topics outside these areas are warmly welcomed.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts should be submitted in English, but presentations can be in any language. We particularly welcome presentations in languages of the region discussed. Authors may submit no more than one individual and one joint (co-authored) proposal.

ABSTRACTS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 31, 2010, with notification of acceptance by September 30, 2010. We ask for ABSTRACTS OF NO MORE THAN 400 WORDS for online publication so that conference participants can have a good idea of the content of your paper and a 50-WORD SUMMARY for inclusion in the conference program. All abstracts will be submitted to blind peer review by international experts on the topic.

See ICLDC conference website for ONLINE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM.

We will only be accepting proposal submissions for papers or posters.

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit to the journal Language Documentation & Conservation for publication. (Most presentations from the 1st ICLDC were recorded and can be heard as podcasts here: http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/5961.)

PRESENTATION FORMATS

– Papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes of question time.

– Posters will be on display throughout the conference. Poster presentations will run during the lunch breaks.

PLENARY SPEAKERS include:

* Keren D. Rice, University of Toronto

* Wayan Arka, Australian National University

* Larry Kimura, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Helen Aristar-Dry (LinguistList, Eastern Michigan University)

Peter Austin (SOAS, London)

Linda Barwick (University of Sydney)

Steven Bird (University of Melbourne)

Phil Cash Cash (University of Arizona)

Lise Dobrin (University of Virginia)

Arienne Dwyer (University of Kansas)

Margaret Florey (Monash University)

Carol Genetti (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Spike Gildea (University of Oregon)

Jeff Good (SUNY Buffalo)

Joseph Grimes (SIL International)

Colette Grinevald (University of Lyon)

Leanne Hinton (University of California, Berkeley)

Gary Holton (Alaska Native Language Center)

Will McClatchey (University of Hawai’i)

Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Claire Moyse-Faurie (LACITO, CNRS)

Toshihide Nakayama (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Keren D. Rice (University of Toronto)

Norvin Richards (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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