[lg policy] call: Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 1 15:48:52 UTC 2011

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

Meeting Description:

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

Sponsors: Smithsonian Institution, College of Humanities, and the
Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah.

Keynote speaker: TBA


Pre-registration is available on the conference webpage.
Registration before March 12th: $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 12th or on-site: $85 for conference
participants ($45 for students).

Teacher Workshop:

A concurrent workshop entitled ‘Teaching Beginning Students How to
Speak their Ancestral Language: Oral Language Development’ will be
held on Friday, March 23, organized by Marianna Di Paolo of the
University of Utah. Participation for this workshop requires
pre-registration, available on the conference website

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
CELCNA link.

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 a student during the abstract submission process.

Deadline for abstracts: January 13, 2012
The Program Committee will announce results about February 3.

Abstract Guidelines:

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
conference proceedings.

Additional Information:

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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