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

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


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 – see details below). An optional Hilo Field Study (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.


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


– 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.


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.

**Note for students**: Scholarships for up to $1,500 will be awarded to the six best student abstracts submitted to help defray travel expenses to come and present at the conference. (Only U.S.-based students are eligible for this scholarship due to funding source regulations, and only one scholarship awarded per abstract.) If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please select the “Yes” button on the proposal submission form.

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:


– 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.


* Keren D. Rice, University of Toronto

* Wayan Arka, Australian National University

* Larry Kimura, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo


* The Use of Film in Language Documentation (Organizers: Rozenn Milin and

Melissa Bisagni)

* Grammaticography (Organizer: Sebastian Nordhoff)

* Colloquium on Dictionaries and Endangered Languages: Technology,

Revitalization, and Collaboration (Organizer: Sarah Ogilvie)


Pre-conference workshops will be an additional $20/workshop. The number of spaces available per workshop will be limited and can be signed up for via the conference registration form, available in September.

Wednesday Feb 9th 9:00-12:00

– Flex (Beth Bryson)

– Elan (Andrea Berez)

– Advanced Toolbox (Albert Bickford)

Wednesday Feb 9th 1:00-4:00

– Psycholinguistic techniques for the assessment of language strength

(Amy Schafer and William O’Grady)

– Flex (repeat offering) (Beth Bryson)

– Video/film in langdoc 1- use of video for langdoc (TBA)

Thursday Feb 10th, 9:00-12:00

– Video/film in langdoc 2 – use of video for langdoc (TBA)

– Elan (repeat offering) (Andrea Berez)

– LEXUS and VICOS – lexicon and conceptual spaces (Jacquelijn Ringersma)

Thursday Feb 10th, 1:00-4:00

– Archiving challenges and metadata (Paul Trilsbeek)

– Language acquisition for revitalization specialists (William O’Grady

and Virginia Yip)

– Advanced Toolbox (repeat offering) (Albert Bickford)


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 (Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity)

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)

Nikolaus Himmelmann (Institut für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

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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Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Call for Papers

Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Call for Papers

Call for 2011 Journal Papers The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (JNCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication.

The Journal, published annually by NCOLCTL, is dedicated to the issues and concerns related to the teaching and learning of Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Journal primarily seeks to address the interests of language teachers, administrators, and researchers. Arti­cles that describe in­novative and successful teaching methods that are relevant to the con­cerns or problems of the profession, or that report educational research or experimentation in Less Common­ly Taught Lan­guages are welcome. Papers presented at NCOLCTL’s annual conference will be considered for publication, but additional manuscripts from members of the pro­fes­sion are also welcome.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of Less commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). The envisioned coverage of the journal is as follows:
Methodology and Technology
Beyond Academia
Social embeddedness

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of LCTL’s along with reports about research and teaching in academia, at both the K-12 and collegiate levels. Also to be included are papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry and issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation in the USA.

Submitted Manuscripts

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see

Manuscripts should be:

  • A maximum of 20 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and submitted electronically via word (1997-2003)-document e-mail attachment.
  • Double-line spaced throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point Times New Roman font with a 1.5 inch left margin. (Please ensure that this specified formatting is followed).
  • Accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. (Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript).

All Manuscripts should be electronically submitted  to The Editor at: and copied to the Secretariat at:

Deadline: While submissions are welcome at any point, only manuscripts received by September 30, 2010 will be considered for the 2011 issue of the journal.

Besides the Journal Editor, the process of selecting material for publication is overseen by the Advisory Editorial Board, which consists of the foremost scholars, advocates, and practitioners of LCTL pedagogy.  The members of the Board represent diverse linguistic and geographical categories, as well as the academic, government, and business sectors.

NCOLCTL Secretariat
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
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