Fwd: CRASSH Conferences on Endangered Languages & Oral Cultures

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Fri May 25 12:17:24 UTC 2012


... and some more interesting conference calls (apologies for cross-postings!)

JL

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> Von: Ruth Rushworth <rhr32 at cam.ac.uk>
> Datum: 25. Mai 2012 14:01:52 MESZ
> An: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Betreff: Fwd: CRASSH Conferences on Endangered Languages & Oral Cultures
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> Dear All, 
> 
> Please find details below of two upcoming conferences you might be interested in: Charting Vanishing Voices: A Collaborative Workshop to Map Endangered Oral Cultures and Language Endangerment: Methodologies and New Challenges.
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> Charting Vanishing Voices: A Collaborative Workshop to Map Endangered Oral Cultures
> Friday 29 - Saturday 30 June 2012
> Location: CRASSH, 7 West Road, Cambridge
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> A two-day collaborative workshop bringing together scholars, digital archivists and international organisations to share experiences of mapping ethno-linguistic diversity using interactive digital technologies. This practical workshop brings university-based researchers in anthropology, geography and linguistics into conversation with representatives from international agencies and organisations that aggregate and disseminate large holdings of ethnographic and linguistic data. Through brief presentations and extended discussions, participants will explore innovative ways of visualising cultural and linguistic diversity and share appropriate techniques and tools for representing endangerment, both cartographically and geospatially. For more information and online registration, please click here.
> 
> Language Endangerment: Methodologies and New Challenges
> Friday 6 July 2012
> Location: CRASSH, 7 West Road, Cambridge
> A conference convened by Mari Jones (French) and Christopher Connolly (Linguistics) with the support of CRASSH.
> 
> At a time when UNESCO deems 43% of the world's 6,000 languages at risk of extinction, the imperative to record and analyse these linguistic varieties while they are still spoken has scarcely been greater. Yet researchers have ostensibly been slow to avail themselves of the opportunities offered by new techologies, from visual and aural archiving, to digitisation of textual resources and electronic mapping, techniques which could have the potential to play an integral role in reversing language shift. However, it is clear that with these new technologies come new challenges for the linguist. The Second Cambridge Language Endangerment Conference invites researchers to bring forward their ideas for tackling these issues: to share experiences from the field, to consider how these new resources might best be applied, as well as the problems that they can bring, to reassess more traditional techniques in light of new technologies and to work with a view towards achieving a practicable synthesis of old and new methodologies. At this critical time, our Conference seeks to ignite the debate as to what, if indeed anything, new technologies have to offer the fields of documentation, revitalization and maintenance, and how the research community might seek to enhance the functionality of these resources in order to advance their application beyond mere superficies.
> For more information and online registration please click here.
> 
> Best wishes,
> Ruth Rushworth
> 
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso

Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL), Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
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