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CONFERENCE ON ENDANGERED LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF NATIVE AMERICA
Call for Papers
Dates: The Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native
America (2nd annual CELCNA conference) will be held March 31-April 2,
2006, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Keynote speaker: Victor Golla.
Call for papers: We invite papers dealing with any aspect of
endangered Native American languages, in particular on documentation or
revitalization. Native American participants are especially invited.
Papers are 20 minutes each in length, with an additional 10 minutes for
Deadline: ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED by Jan. 16, 2006. The program
committee will attempt to provide notification of acceptance by Jan. 30
Features to note:
Session in Spanish (ponencias en español): One session will be set
aside on Sunday morning, April 2, for papers in Spanish. Abstracts in
Spanish (or English) can be submitted for consideration for this
session. (Due to popular demand.)
Posters: Abstracts are also invited for the poster session. This can
include also demonstration of tools and toys for language
Forum discussions: The program will include open discussion sessions
dedicated to: (1) Discussion of training for documentation of
endangered languages, and employment considerations for students
dedicated to work with endangered languages. (2) Databasing and aids
for language documentation. (3) Open forum to address matters that
arise during the conference.
Abstract submission guidelines:
• The abstract should be no more than 500 words in length. It should
include the title of the paper and the name (or names) of the
author/authors, together with the author’s/authors’ affiliation. (If
the paper is accepted, this abstract will be reproduced in conference
materials to be distributed to other participants.)
• Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail. Submissions should be in
Microsoft Word document, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document
Format (PDF). If possible, avoid special fonts (or arrange with the
organizers so they can be read).
• Please include with your abstract appropriate contact details, which
include: contact author’s name, e-mail address for the period of time
from January to April 2006, and a telephone contact number.
• Only one abstract per person may be submitted. (The only exception
may be in instances where at least one of the papers has multiple
• Address: Please send abstracts to:
lyle.campbell at linguistics.utah.edu (by Jan. 16, 2006).
Accommodations: University Guest House, the official conference hotel –
100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers’ Club) and CAIL (Center for
American Indian Languages). To book accommodations, please contact the
Guest House directly (mention CELCNA for the conference booking):
University Guest House University of Utah
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036
Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000), Fax 801-587-1001
(Please make reservations early, since rooms will be held for the
conference only until early March.)
Sponsors: The sponsors of this conference are: (1) Center for American
Indian Languages (CAIL), University of Utah, (2) Smithsonian
Institution Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of
Natural History, (3) Department of Linguistics, U of Utah and (4)
College of Humanities, University of Utah.
Registration fee: $35 (students $20) [to cover cost of rooms,
Additional information: for further information contact: Zeb
Pischnotte z.pischnotte at utah.edu, or for particular questions, write to
Lyle Campbell at lyle.campbell at linguistics.utah.edu. If you need
information not easily arranged via e-mail, please call: Tel.
801-587-0720 or 801-581-3441 during business hours (Mountain Standard
Time), or Fax 801-585-7351.
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