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

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 13 15:20:58 UTC 2012

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: 18-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


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

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. K. David Harrison, Swarthmore College, Living Tongues Institute
for Endangered Languages

Teacher Workshop:

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:



Pre-registration is available on the conference website.

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.


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)
Fax 801-587-1001
Website: http://www.guesthouse.utah.edu
(Please make reservations early; rooms will be held for the conference
only until early March.)

Final 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
attend. 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 student during the abstract submission process.

Abstract deadline: January 18, 2012 (Deadline has been extended until
January 18, 2012)

The Program Committee will announce results about February 3, 2012.

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:


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 email, please call Tel.
801-587-0720 during business hours.


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