14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Apr 20 19:25:31 UTC 2007

14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
Short Title: SILS 14

Date: 01-Jun-2007 - 03-Jun-2007
Location: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: Margaret Noori
Meeting Email: mnoori at umich.edu
Web Site: http://linguistlist.org/sils/index.html

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:  This year at the 14th annual SILS (Stabilizing
Indigenous Languages Symposium)  language instructors, technology experts
and linguists will gather again to share the work, and the dreams, of
language communities all over the world. The theme is 'Working Together We
Can Bring Back the Language: How Technology Can Make it Happen.'

SILS 14 is hosted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation, Eastern Michigan
University, and the LINGUIST List at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in
Mt.  Pleasant, Michigan.

Particularly invited are presentations describing projects related to
using technology in language documentation and preservation,
self-documentation of endangered languages, innovative educational ideas,
and proficiency outcomes.  Presentations can take the following formats:
20 minute papers (plus question period), 15 minute demonstrations of
technologies used to preserve and stabilize languages, poster
presentations summarizing projects, and 1 hour workshops on successful
methods of language preservation that can be adapted by a wide number of
language groups.

Selection notification: 7th May

Suggested topics for talks, demos, and workshops include: web-based
methods of preservation, instruction, and collaboration, options for
distance learning, linguistic and cultural preservation, methods of
successful instruction, revising languages without speakers, repatriation
of language texts and recordings, and multi-generational community-based
language initiatives.

Further information is available at:
Telephone: (734) 487-0144 Fax: (734) 482-0132



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