Fwd: British Council Researcher Links Workshop

Julia Sallabank js72 at SOAS.AC.UK
Fri Oct 3 09:11:24 UTC 2014

Dear colleagues

With apologies for cross-mailings, please see the call for participation

Best wishes


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From: Peter Austin <pa2 at soas.ac.uk>
Date: 2 October 2014 10:53
Subject: British Council Researcher Links Workshop
To: ALL-PG-Linguistics-L at soas.ac.uk

Applications are invited from UK-based early career researchers (currently
enrolled PhD students or those who have recently completed a PhD) to
participate in a workshop on "Documenting and preserving indigenous
languages: principles, practices and tools" to be held in Bangkok, Thailand
8-4th February 2015. The workshop is funded by the British Council which
will cover return airfares, local transport, visa fees, accommodation and
meals during the workshop. Full details can be found at

This workshop, hosted by SOAS and Mahidol University, aims to 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 documentation, revitalisation
and human development. SOAS and Mahidol are committed to interdisciplinary
approaches to the documentation and revitalisation of languages in Asia and
throughout the world. Topics to be covered in the workshop include the

-- 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 must be submitted on the downloadable form (
by email to elap at soas.ac.uk by 5pm on 7th November 2014.

Please feel free to publicise this information through your networks.

Prof Peter K. Austin
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

Dr. Julia Sallabank
Senior Lecturer in Language Support and Revitalisation, Endangered
Languages Academic Programme;
Convenor: MA Linguistics, MA Language Documentation and Description, MA
Linguistics and Language,
Department of Linguistics,
SOAS, University of London,
Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG

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

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