Call for Papers extended: Workshop on 'Endangered Languages, endangered knowledge & sustainability' 27 February 2010

Julia Sallabank julia at TORTEVAL.CO.UK
Sun Jan 17 20:07:14 UTC 2010

Dear colleagues

The Hans Rausing Endangered Language Programme at the School of Oriental and
African Studies is holding a one-day international
workshop on Saturday 27 February 2010, 9.30am - 6.00pm. 

The goal of the workshop is to explore the sustainability of endangered
languages, and sustainability of research (in both theory
and practice). The keynote speaker is Lenore Grenoble from the University of

The call for papers has been extended until the end of January. We would
particularly welcome interdisciplinary papers, so please feel
free to circulate this to colleagues.

Issues to be discussed could include:

  1. how communities can sustain languages and linguistic ecologies
  2. links between language maintenance and sustainable human development
  3. preservation of traditional knowledge and indigenous paradigms
of teaching, learning, and research
  4. making the outcomes of our research sustainable
  5. whether sustaining languages and knowledge is something that
researchers can contribute to, or is solely the responsibility of
communities and speakers

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and should be a maximum of 300 words (not
including any references) and should be sent to: elap at
For more details, and a registration form, see The
workshop is one of the events for Endangered Languages Week 2010.

With many thanks

Julia Sallabank

Research Fellow in Language Support and Revitalisation,
Endangered Languages Academic Programme,
Department of Linguistics,
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG

Tel.         +44 (0)20 7898 4326
E-mail  js72 at

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