[lg policy] call: Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
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Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
Short Title: CELCNA
Date: 23-Mar-2012 - 24-Mar-2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Contact Person: Jennifer Mitchell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cail.utah.edu/?pageId=1049
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical
Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology
Call Deadline: 13-Jan-2012
8th Annual Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of
Native America (CELCNA)
Dates: March 23-24, 2012
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Smithsonian Institution, College of Humanities, and the Center for
American Indian Languages, University of Utah
Dr. K. David Harrison, Swarthmore College, and the Living Tongues
Institute for Endangered Languages
A concurrent workshop, organized by Marianna Di Paolo (University of
Utah), entitled 'Teaching Beginning Students How to Speak their
Ancestral Language: Oral Language Development' will be held on Friday
March, 23. Participation for this workshop requires pre-registration,
available on the conference website http://www.cail.utah.edu.
Pre-registration is available on the conference webpage.
Registration before March 12: $75 for conference participants
(students $35) (tribal elders, no cost). (This is used to cover the
cost of conference rooms, refreshments and dinner on Friday evening.)
Registration after March 12 or on-site: $85 for conference
participants ($45 for students). Registration is available on the
conference website http://www.cail.utah.edu.
University Guest House - 100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers'
Club) and from CAIL. To book accommodations, contact the Guest House
directly (mention CELCNA):
University Guest House University of Utah
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036
Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000)
(Please make reservations early; rooms will be held for the conference
only until early March.)
2nd Call for Papers:
Presentations are invited on any aspect of American Indian languages.
Special interest this year is being placed on language documentation
and description, computational approaches to documentation and
revitalization, community outcomes of language documentation, and
lessons learned from language documentation. Other suitable emphases
include language revitalization; historical linguistics;
anthropological linguistics; sociolinguistics; text collection and
analysis; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
American Indian participants are especially invited and encouraged to
For more information about the conference, and to register, visit the
conference web page at http://www.cail.utah.edu and click on the
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute oral presentations. Presentations
can be given in English or Spanish.
There is a $100 'Future Scholar' award for the best student abstract
to be presented at the conference. Please make sure to indicate if you
are student during the abstract submission process.
The deadline for abstracts is January 13, 2012. The Program Committee
will announce results about February 3.
Abstracts, no longer than one page including references, should follow
best practices and where possible include the conclusions of your
paper and any relevant data. To submit an abstract, please go to:
Call for Workshop Proposals:
Proposals are also encouraged for special workshops in language
revitalization, such as materials development, orthographic issues,
and the use of technology within documentation programs. Proposals for
workshops or discussion sessions should specify which person or
persons will lead the discussion, and what the proposed topic/question
for discussion is.
Deadline for workshop proposals: December 16, 2011
Archive of Proceedings:
Papers delivered at the conference are eligible to be included in the
proceedings of the conference, archived on the website for the Center
for American Indian Languages. Finished papers must be received no
later than two weeks after the conference to be included in the
Contact Jennifer Mitchell at cail.utahgmail.com. If you need
information not easily arranged via e-mail, please call: Tel.
801-587-0720 during business hours.
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