Calls: Endangered Languages: 2nd Call

Matti Miestamo matmies at LING.HELSINKI.FI
Fri Mar 16 12:53:45 UTC 2001

(Apologies for multiple copies)


The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on


to be held at the University of Helsinki, August 29 - September 1, 2001. 

The symposium will bring together linguists interested in questions relating to 
endangered languages. We invite papers addressing general linguistic questions 
as well as papers taking the viewpoint of one (or more) particular language(s). 
Themes include documentation of endangered languages, standardization of 
language corpora, and the possible effects of endangerment on the grammar of a 
language. Other topics relating to language endangerment are also welcome. 

Invited speakers:

David Harrison (University of Pennsylvania), Nomads on the internet: 
Documentation, endangered languages and technologies 

William McGregor (Aarhus Universitet), Structural changes in language 
shift/obsolescence: a Kimberley (Australia) perspective

Marja-Liisa Olthuis (Sámi Assizes, Finland): The Inarisaami language as an 
endangered language

Tapani Salminen (University of Helsinki), Linguists and language endangerment in 
north-western Siberia

Stephen A. Wurm (The Australian National University), Languages of the world and 
language endangerment


Lectures by invited speakers 
Presentations by participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion) 
Demonstrations by participants 


The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words) is March 
30, 2001. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the following address
<el-organizers at>. The abstract should be included in the body of 
the message. Participants will be notified about acceptance by April 20, 2001. 
The accepted abstracts will be published on the webpage of the symposium 


The participants are also encouraged to give demonstrations of their projects 
(research, revitalization, documentation etc). If you are interested in giving a
demonstration, please contact the organizers at 
<el-organizers at>.


The deadline for registration for all participants is June 21, 2001. Register by 
e-mail to the address above. 

Registration fees: 

general: FIM 200 
members of the association: FIM 100 
undergraduate and MA students free 

send by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland 
(SKY)/Symposium. For participants coming from abroad we recommend
payment in cash upon arrival. However, it is possible to pay via Eurogiro or 
SWIFT to our account (number 800013-1424850) with Leonia Bank plc, Helsinki,
Finland. SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH; Telex 121 698 pgiro sf 


The organizers will provide a list of hotels later. 

For further information, please contact <el-organizers at> or 
visit our homepage <>. 

The organizing committee:

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Langnet Graduate School, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University 
of Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <Marja-Liisa.Helasvuo at> 

Seppo Kittilä, Dept of General Linguistics, Hämeenkatu 2 A 7-8, FIN-20014 
University of Turku, e-mail: <sepkit at> 

Leena Kolehmainen, Dept of German, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, 
Finland, e-mail: <Leena.Kolehmainen at> 

Matti Miestamo, Dept of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of 
Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <matmies at> 

Krista Ojutkangas, Dept of Finnish Language and General Linguistics, Fennicum, 
FIN-200014 University of Turku, Finland, e-mail <Krista.Ojutkangas at> 

Esa Penttilä, Dept of English, University of Joensuu, P.O. Box 111, FIN-80101 
Joensuu, e-mail <Esa.Penttila at> 

Pirkko Suihkonen, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department 
of Linguistics, Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany, e-mail
<suihkonen at> 

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