LSA Satellite Panel: A Discussion Workshop on Preparation of Sociolinguistic Corpus Archives

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Oct 23 12:45:44 UTC 2011

Forwarding to the list on behalf of Malcah Yaeger-Dror:


In view of all the recent discussion of the difficulties of adapting
Sociolinguistic Methods to permit corpora to be archived for further
study, and for possible inclusion in future 'panel' (or 'trend')
corpora, a entitled "Satellite Workshop for Sociolinguistic Archival
Preparation" will precede the Winter Meeting of the LSA. We are grateful
for NSF funding (BCS#1144480), and LDC funding which have been made
available for this workshop!

The Satellite Workshop for Sociolinguistic Archival Preparation will
precede the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America
(LSA) in Portland, Oregon in 4-5 of January, 2012. The Workshop will
begin at 10am on Wednesday, January 4 and continue through 3:00 PM on
Thursday, January 5= , and will be followed immediately by the full LSA,
which continues until Sunday. You may register for the workshop by
following the instructions below.

*Please note that this session will begin at 10am on Wed, and will continue
until the 4pm session of LSA/ADS on Thursday, so book your room and flights
accordingly!  The program for the workshop found at Error! Hyperlink
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*Charges*: Note that the fee for LSA covers registration for the Satellite
Workshop as well as for the LSA Meeting itself.  More information about the
LSA Meeting, as well as about the workshop can be found at (a preliminary program will be
available in mid-October).

Registrants should go to the following link:

Please note: for the "Choose Sister Society" field, you select
"Satellite Workshop for Sociolinguistic Archival Preparation" from the
dropdown menu; the "Sister Society Passcode" is ARCHPREP2012 (all caps).

* you will be charged LSA member registration rates, which are $165
(regular/emeritus) or $60 (student).

When all information is completed, click the "Submit" button n, check
that all your information has been entered correctly, and click the
"Confirm" button.

*The Program:*

The projected program for the workshop can be found on the LSA website
as of mid-October. If you have specific questions about registration
address the= m to David Robinson (drobinson at There will be a
certain amount of student funding [for which see below]. If you have a
question about the planned fellowships or the specific program, please
email Malcah at or ccieri at

We hope to see you in Portland!

*Student Funding:*

NSF has permitted us to allot funding to cover two days of extra lodging
at the conference hotel while the workshop is taking place for a certain
number of students. We predict that this will permit 10-15 graduate
students to take part in the workshop who otherwise would not be able
to. This funding can be applied for at if the registration webpage does
not redirect you there.

*STUDENT* registrants who take the survey at that address will have
their information passed to LDC. Fill in the answers to the questions,
and we will try to see how many graduate students can be covered.
Preference will be given to students who are planning to carry out
fieldwork, or who have already begun to do so. Those who will receive
the funds should be hearing back from LDC within the next month, so
apply now!

*Accommodations:* Online registration for both the Winter Meeting as
well as this special workshop is available through December 23, 2011.
More information about hotel room reservations, available through
December 15, is at

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