[lg policy] call: Conference on Language Revitalization in the 21st Century

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 15:03:08 UTC 2011

Conference on Language Revitalization in the 21st Century

Date: 31-May-2012 - 01-Jun-2012
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: Christen Serrano Madsen II
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Documentation;

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

Language Revitalization in the 21st Century: Going Global Staying Local
May 31 - June 1, 2012
CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

The CUNY Graduate Center and the International Centre for Language
Revitalization of the Auckland University of Technology will hold a
two-day symposium on language revitalization in New York City May 31 -
June 1, 2012. The first day will include two keynote addresses and a
host of invited speakers, while the second day will include a poster
session and film festival. A central goal of this symposium is to
share successful language revitalization strategies from around the
world, and to understand how revitalization can strengthen local
cultural identity and at the same time connect speakers to one another
across the globe. Oral presentations will be organized around the
following themes:

- Learning that works
- Development of tools, resources, and materials
- Collaborative initiatives between communities and academics
- Increasing awareness of threatened languages and revitalization movements

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Timoti Karetu, Maori
Jesse Little Doe Baird, Wopanaak

Call for Posters:

Abstracts on language revitalization are welcomed for poster
presentation at the symposium. Abstracts are limited to one
single-spaced page, including data and examples. All text should fit
within an A4 page, 12-point font with 2.5cm (approx. l inch) margin
all around. Abstract submission is by e-mail attachment only. Save
your anonymous one-page abstract as a PDF file and name it with your
last name. Send the abstract as a PDF attachment to the following


In your e-mail, please make sure to include the following information:

- Title of your paper
- Name(s) of author(s)
- Affiliation (department and university, or organization)
- Preferred e-mail address (where notification of acceptance should be sent).

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2012


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