Conference

Andre Cramblit andrekar at NCIDC.ORG
Wed Oct 29 16:10:18 UTC 2003


A World of Many Voices: Interfaces in Language Documentation
Short Title: DOBES-Conference

Date: 04-Sep-2004 - 05-Sep-2004
Location: Frankfurt / Main, Germany
Contact: Jost Gippert
Contact Email: gippert at em.uni-frankfurt.de
Meeting URL:
http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/curric/dobes/conf1cir.htm

Linguistic Sub-field: Typology, Language Description, General
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

International conference on language documentation as an
interdisciplinary research area (Linguistics, Anthropology, Speech
Communities, and Technology), organised within the DOBES
(Documentation of Endangered Languages) Programme of the Volkswagen
Foundation.

A WORLD OF MANY VOICES

Interfaces in Language Documentation:
Linguistics, Anthropology, Speech Communities, and Technology

University of Frankfurt / Main
4th - 5th of September, 2004

First Circular

The DOBES (Documentation of Endangered Languages) Programme will
organise a conference on language documentation as an
interdisciplinary research area, pending funding from the Volkswagen
Foundation. The conference will take place in conjunction with a
summer school on the documentation of endangered languages at the same
venue (Frankfurt, Sep. 1-11th 2004).

The organising team consists of Arienne Dwyer, Jost Gippert, Raquel
Guirardello, David Harrison, Ulrike Mosel, Peter Wittenburg (DOBES
members), and Marcel Erdal, Bernd Nothofer, and Rainer Vo├čen (local
committee).

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference will bring together experts in the field of language
documentation and also representatives of endangered speech
communities, and focuses on two themes:
- the impact of language documentation techniques and technologies on
linguistic methodologies and theories, such as new insights from
research on (a) text corpora, (b) spontaneous spoken language, (c)
non-verbal communication, and (d) the joint research of linguists and
anthropologists;
- the impact of active cooperation between speech communities and
outside researchers on methods and goals and on power relationships
between participants: (a) conflicts and compromises between the goals
of the linguists and the speech community; (b) innovative cooperative
methodology; (c) the linguists' contribution to language maintenance
and revitalisation.

Researchers who are members of endangered-language communities are
particularly encouraged to submit abstracts.

Accepted papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 10
minutes for discussion. To allow for in-depth discussion, conference
sessions will be plenary, and the conference will conclude with a
roundtable discussion. The organisers intend to publish the conference
papers in printed form.

The DEADLINE for abstracts is the 1st of February, 2004.

Please send your one-page abstract (in any format) to Jost Gippert
        (gippert at em.uni-frankfurt.de)



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