Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Mon Mar 16 22:14:17 UTC 2009

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The Department of Linguistics at SOAS is hosting its second biennial
conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory on 13-14
November 2009.
The website for the conference is at (and
the conference
email is ldlt2 at

The conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory
and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on
innovative work on underdescribed or endangered languages. The theme of the
LDLT2 conference is: Linguistic theory and language documentation: innovations,
successes, and challenges. For 2009, we especially welcome submissions
addressing this theme in relation to languages of Africa.

The plenary speakers are: Prof. Larry M. Hyman, University of
California, Berkeley;
and Prof. Tania Kuteva, SOAS/Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf.

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper.
Abstracts should be anonymous, 11pt font or larger, and one page in length,
including references and examples. They should be in .doc or .pdf format (but
not .docx format) and the filename should start with LDLT2, followed by an
underscore and then first authors' surname, e.g. LDLT2_ashmore.pdf. If you have
a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. LDLT2_jjones.pdf. We invite
contributions relating to any aspect of the study of language and linguistics
from any perspective, including: formal theoretical issues; typology;
documentary linguistics and responses to language endangerment; new techniques
and opportunities for documenting and describing languages; historical
linguistics; discourse, and narrative structure. Abstracts should be
submitted via the
LDLT2 EasyAbs site at The
deadline for
abstract submission is 3 May 2009. Applicants will be notified of
abstract acceptance by Monday 1 June 2009.

For more information go to

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Program
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom


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