Calls: Endangered Languages: 2nd Call
matmies at LING.HELSINKI.FI
Fri Mar 16 12:53:45 UTC 2001
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on
LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES ON ENDANGERED LANGUAGES
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.
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
Tapani Salminen (University of Helsinki), Linguists and language endangerment in
Stephen A. Wurm (The Australian National University), Languages of the world and
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 ling.helsinki.fi>. 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 ling.helsinki.fi>.
The deadline for registration for all participants is June 21, 2001. Register by
e-mail to the address above.
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 ling.helsinki.fi> or
visit our homepage <http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/el.html>.
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 Helsinki.fi>
Seppo Kittilä, Dept of General Linguistics, Hämeenkatu 2 A 7-8, FIN-20014
University of Turku, e-mail: <sepkit at utu.fi>
Leena Kolehmainen, Dept of German, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki,
Finland, e-mail: <Leena.Kolehmainen at Helsinki.fi>
Matti Miestamo, Dept of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of
Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <matmies at ling.helsinki.fi>
Krista Ojutkangas, Dept of Finnish Language and General Linguistics, Fennicum,
FIN-200014 University of Turku, Finland, e-mail <Krista.Ojutkangas at utu.fi>
Esa Penttilä, Dept of English, University of Joensuu, P.O. Box 111, FIN-80101
Joensuu, e-mail <Esa.Penttila at Joensuu.fi>
Pirkko Suihkonen, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department
of Linguistics, Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany, e-mail
<suihkonen at eva.mpg.de>
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