Fwd: workshop announcement

Julia Sallabank js72 at SOAS.AC.UK
Wed Feb 26 10:51:22 UTC 2014

Dear colleagues

Please see the announcement below and feel free to share it. Please reply
to elap at soas.ac.uk.




*Revised call for applications. Note eligibility criteria have changed and
current PhD students may now apply. Deadline for applications 31 March

The British Council and The Thailand Research Fund have launched a new
initiative to encourage international research collaboration between
ambitious young researchers from the UK and early career researchers from
Thailand enabling them to interact, learn from each other and explore
opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
 A workshop on “Collaboration for language preservation and revitalisation
in Asia”, hosted by SOAS and Mahidol, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand
20-23 May 2014. The workshop will bring together researchers and
practitioners in language documentation and description, language
policy/planning and mother tongue-based multilingual education to discuss
the latest developments in their research, creating a new common ground for
initiatives in language preservation, revitalisation and human development.
SOAS and Mahidol are committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the
documentation and revitalisation of languages in Asia and throughout the

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research
expertise and networking. During the workshop early career researchers will
have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster and
to discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Thailand.
There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and
participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability
to build longer term links. All travel and accommodation costs will be paid
for selected participants.

Topics to be covered in the workshop include:

§  how researchers and resource developers can support communities to
sustain their linguistic ecologies

§  language revitalisation, personal/community identity and sustainable
human development

§  production of culturally and pedagogically appropriate linguistic and
digital multimedia resources for language valorization, supporting learners
and teachers

§  techniques in digital data collection, management, dissemination and

§   preservation of traditional knowledge and indigenous paradigms of
teaching/learning for mother tongue-based multilingual education

§  ethnolinguistic identity, reconciliation and peace building

A fieldtrip to an ethnolinguistic minority community is planned.

Applications are now called from  Early Career Researchers enrolled in or
holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) in Linguistics,
Applied Linguistics, Anthropology, Education, Human Geography or a related
field, and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. Participants
must have an academic affiliation (either a post, researcher association,
fellowship or PhD enrolment) at a recognised research institution in the
UK. For further details and a downloadable application form go to:
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014.

For any queries from UK-based researchers please write to elap at soas.ac.uk.

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Programme
Research Tutor and PhD Convenor
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

web: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/staff/index.php?cd=pa
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