Calls: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Mar 17 21:09:28 UTC 2009

Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2

Date: 13-Nov-2009 - 14-Nov-2009
Location: SOAS, London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Peter Sells
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 03-May-2009

Meeting Description:

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. Invited speakers are:
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
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. Deadline for submission is 3
May 2009.

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