Andre Cramblit andrekar at NCIDC.ORG
Mon Dec 5 18:54:24 UTC 2005


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 
(by e-mail).

Features to note:
Session in Spanish (ponencias en espaol):  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 authors/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 authors 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 (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, or for particular questions, write to 
Lyle Campbell at lyle.campbell at  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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