Calls: Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri May 1 16:30:07 UTC 2009

Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment
Short Title: SoLE

Date: 27-Jun-2009 - 27-Jun-2009
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Contact: David Bradley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL) is sponsoring
a conference on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment (SoLE)
convened by Prof David Bradley of La Trobe University, Australia to be
held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of
London on 27 June 2009. The conference is planned to run from 9 AM to
5:45 PM.

Regstration is being accepted from now to 19 June; No onsite
registration is possible. The URL to download the registration form
(which must be faxed or posted with payment) is, and the cost is £15 full, £7.50

Eleven papers are to be presented, including four longer and seven
shorter papers. the longer papers are:

Resilience Thinking and Language Endangerment
David Bradley, La Trobe University

Documenting Concepts in Contact
Matthias Brenzinger, University of Cologne

Understanding Grammar, for Instance Yucatec Maya
Christian Lehmann, Universität Erfurt

On the World-Wide Loss of Linguistic Complexity: A
Sociolinguistic-Typological View
Peter Trudgill, Adger University, University of East Anglia and La
Trobe University

The seven shorter papers are:

The Sociolinguistic Status of Nheengatú Spoken in the Upper Rio Negro
Aline Da Cruz, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Take Care of the Poets! Verbal Art Performance as a Key Factor in the
Preservation of the Kalasha Culture and Language
Pierpaolo Di Carlo, University of Florence

Cultural Constraints on Grammar: Evidence from Wawa
Sascha Sebastian Griffiths, University of Kent

The Memory of a Dead Language: The Aasa of Tanzania
Maarten Mous & Sara Petrollino, Leiden University

Brainwash from English?
Maïa Ponsonnet, Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis

Endangered Language Maintenance and Revitalisation: Social Networks
and Language Planning (With Reference To Guernsey, Channel Islands)
Julia Sallabank, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Why Puma Is an Endangered Minority Language
Narayan Sharma (Gautam), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

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