[RNLD] LDLT4 conference

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Sun Mar 3 03:25:53 UTC 2013

*** apologies for cross-postings ***

Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 4 Conference (LDLT4)

The Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory biennial conference aims
to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language
documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work
on under-described or endangered languages. This year the event will also
celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Department of Linguistics at School
of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

The main conference session will be held from 7 to 8 December 2013.
Plenary speakers

The plenary speakers for the main conference session are:

Professor Farrell Ackerman, University of California, San Diego
Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt, University of Manchester
Conference theme

The theme of the LDLT4 conference is 'Linguistic typology and language
documentation'. We invite contributions relating to any aspect of the study
of language and linguistics from any perspective, including:

   - formal theoretical issues
   - linguistic typology
   - documentary linguistics and responses to language endangerment
   - new techniques and opportunities for documenting and describing
   - historical linguistics
   - discourse, and narrative structure

The best contributions will use empirical data to examine the relationship
between language documentation and description and linguistic theory.

Abstracts are invited for the conference session. Each presentation has 20
minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present
up to one single authored paper and one joint paper throughout the whole

Abstracts should be anonymous, a minimum of 11pt font 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 LDLT4,
followed by an underscore and then first authors' surname, e.g.
LDLT4_ashmore.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include
initials, e.g. LDLT4_jjones.pdf.

You should make clear in the body of your abstract whether it is intended
for the main Conference session or the Workshop.
Abstracts should be submitted using the LDLT4 Easychair site (
which is now open.

The deadline for the submission of all abstracts is Monday 6 May 2013.
Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance by Monday 13 June 2013.

All contributors will be asked to submit a short version of their paper to
be published in the conference proceedings. Further details will be made
available once abstracts have been selected.
Important dates

   - Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 6 May 2013
   - Applicants notified of abstract acceptance: Monday 13 June 2013
   - Registration ends: Friday 15 November 2013 (Note: on-site registration
   at the event is not possible)
   - Conference session: Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 December 2013


The local organising committee consists of:
Peter Austin
Aicha Belkadi
Kakia Chatsiou
Charlotte Hemmings
Lutz Marten
David Nathan
Irina Nikolaeva
Teresa Poeta
Kirsty Rowan

*Contact email:* ldlt4 at soas.ac.uk

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

web: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/staff/index.php?cd=pa
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