Conference on endangered languages - call for papers

Edith A Moravcsik edith at UWM.EDU
Thu Dec 9 01:53:12 UTC 2010



                 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS 





  

LANGUAGE DEATH, ENDANGERMENT, DOCUMENTATION AND REVITALIZATION 





  

26th UWM Linguistics Symposium 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
Milwaukee, WI, USA 



October 20-22, 2011 





  

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 



Fred Eckman, Elena Mihas, Edith Moravcsik, Sally Noonan, Hamid Ouali, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval , Bozena Tieszen, Kathleen Wheatley 





  

DESCRIPTION 



In a globalized world where hundreds of languages are expected to become extinct in the 21st century, it is highly relevant to analyze the viability and continuity of threatened languages. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss this impending loss to humankind from a multidisciplinary perspective. 





  

We invite contributions for the assessment of this process from Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, and related fields. Equally welcome is the participation of practitioners in language revitalization efforts. We wish to combine theoretical and practical perspectives for the analysis of the linguistic and social processes involved in language death, endangerment, documentation and revitalization. 









Possible topics include the following: 



- The genetic and areal distribution of endangered 
  languages 



- Structural characteristics of endangered   



  languages 



- Cultural characteristics of endangered language 



  communities 



- Causes of language endangerment 



- Documentation of endangered languages 



- Language revitalization programs and practices 



- Academic ethics and advocacy in language 



    endangerment 





  

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS 



(a)    Length: 



        The abstract may be up to one page of text   



        plus up to half a page containing possible 



       examples, charts, and references. 





  

(b)    Format: 



       The abstract should include the title of the   



        paper and the text of the abstract but not   



      the author’s name or affiliation. The e-mail 



       message to which it is attached should list 



      the title, the author’s name, and the 



      author’s affiliation. Abstracts will be   



      evaluated anonymously. 





  

Please send the message with the abstract to 
26thlinguistics-symposium at uwm.edu 





  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE : FEBRUARY 1 st , 2011 



Authors will be notified on their acceptance status by April 30 th , 2011. 





  

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: 



https://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/linguistics2011 
or search for UWM Linguistics Symposium 



-- 
Edith A. Moravcsik 
Professor Emerita of Linguistics 
Department of Linguistics 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413 
USA 
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