Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment, London 27 June

David Bradley D.Bradley at LATROBE.EDU.AU
Wed Feb 11 22:04:22 UTC 2009

Comité International Permanent des Linguistes
Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment
London: School of Oriental and African Studies
Saturday 27 June 2009

This conference will discuss a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to language endangerment, and is open to all.  The conference is sponsored by CIPL and is being held in conjunction with the 3L International Summer School in Language Documentation and Description, School of Oriental and African Studies, U of London 22 June-3 July 2009.

The conference convenor is CIPL Professor in the 3L Summer School, David Bradley, La Trobe U and CIPL Executive member.

Special presentations will be given by David Bradley and by Prof Matthias Brenzinger, Cologne U; Prof Christian Lehmann, Erfurt U and CIPL Executive member; and Prof Peter Trudgill, U of Agder, U of East Anglia and La Trobe U.

The titles of these talks are:
David Bradley	Resilience thinking and language endangerment
Matthias Brenzinger	Documenting concepts in contact: the loss of conceptual diversity
Christian Lehmann	Understanding grammar: for instance Yucatec Maya
Peter Trudgill	On the world-wide loss of linguistic complexity: a sociolinguistic-typological view

Abstracts of these talks will soon be on the CIPL website.  Proposals for 20+5 minute presentations are now invited. Abstracts of one page are to be submitted by 31 March 2009. Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent by 30 April 2009 and the draft programme will also be available at that time.  Updated information on the conference will be found on the CIPL web site 

All email communication concerning this conference should be directed to
CIPLconference2009 at

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