[RNLD] First Call: 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

Bradley McDonnell mcdonn at hawaii.edu
Wed May 2 19:02:32 EDT 2018

(Apologies for cross-posting)

6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation:

Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology

February 28-March 3, 2019

Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center

Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA


Over the past two decades endangered language documentation and
conservation has (re)emerged as a distinct subfield of linguistics with its
own methodology and theoretical underpinnings. This reemergence has
occurred in parallel with a dramatic technological evolution which has put
advanced computing tools in the hands of language documenters and those
striving to reclaim and maintain endangered languages. Moreover, technology
is also changing traditional user roles, blurring the lines between
linguist, speaker, and activist by providing increased access to
information. Digital tools have the power to greatly accelerate the
language work, but the digital realm also brings new challenges for
endangered languages, which sometimes struggle to thrive in a
digitally-mediated world.

At ICLDC 2019 we propose to initiate a dialogue which will lead to improved
connections between communities, languages, and technologies. We
specifically aim to bring together three groups which have not always
worked closely together, namely: linguists, language communities, and
technology developers.

The conference program will feature Keynote talks, Talk Story and Workshop
sessions, papers, and posters. New for 2019 is the Technology Showcase, a
networking opportunity which will bring together technology developers and
language community members. An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island
of Hawaiʻi) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action
will take place immediately after the conference (March 4-5). The 3rd
Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages (ComputEL-3)
will take place in Honolulu immediately preceding the conference (February

We have two separate Calls for Proposals, which are now officially open:

   - Workshops and Talk Story sessions
   <https://icldc6.weebly.com/cfp-workshops.html> (
   https://icldc6.weebly.com/cfp-workshops.html)* - deadline June 30, 2018*

   General sessions (Papers, Posters, Technology Showcase
   <https://icldc6.weebly.com/cfp-general.html> (
   https://icldc6.weebly.com/cfp-general.html) - *deadline August 31, 2018*

For details about each Call for Proposals type and its requirements and
timelines, please see the Call for Proposals section
<https://icldc6.weebly.com/call-for-proposals.html> (
https://icldc6.weebly.com/call-for-proposals.html) of our conference
website. We look forward to your submissions and participation at the
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