Call for Papers: Colloquium on GIS and Geography in Language Documentation

Andrea L. Berez aberez at
Fri Aug 1 20:29:44 UTC 2008

Call for Papers for a themed session on all aspects of geography and  
information systems (GIS) in Language Documentation, to be submitted  
as part of
the 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation at
the University of Hawai'i, March 12-14 2009. The main conference  
website is at .


We are welcoming abstracts for a themed session on geography and the use of
geographic information systems (GIS) in language documentation and  
Topics may include:

- the role of geographic knowledge in language maintenance programs
- the use of GIS technology in linguistic fieldwork
- the digitization and/or dissemination of legacy place-based linguistic data
- any other topic on the relationship between language documentation,
conservation, geography and/or GIS.

Presentation format:
Papers will be allowed 20 minutes with 10 minutes of question time.

Abstract submission:
Abstracts must be first submitted directly to the session organizer, Andrea
Berez, at aberez at by September 1, 2008. Once the session  
has been
organized, accepted abstracts will be submitted to the main conference  
Please note that the deadline for abstracts for this themed session is earlier
than the deadline for the main conference.

Maximum abstract length is 400 words. Please send your abstract as a pdf
attachment to aberez at .

More information about the 1st International Conference on Language
Documentation and Conservation can be found at the conference website, at .

Andrea Berez
PhD student, Dept. of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara

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