[lg policy] call: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 30 15:28:04 UTC 2012

Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
Short Title: OWNAL

Date: 14-Apr-2012 - 15-Apr-2012
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA
Contact Person: Brad Montgomery-Anderson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2012, Northeastern State University,
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

The Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University in
Tahlequah, OK, announces its 5th annual Oklahoma Workshop on Native
American Languages. OWNAL focuses on descriptive studies of indigenous
languages of the Americas. This weekend workshop takes place at the
end of the 40th Annual Symposium on the American Indian (April 9-14,
2012). The 40th Annual Symposium on the American Indian will have the
following theme:

The Journey of Sovereign Nations: Self-determination and Human Rights

Prior to OWNAL, a Language Revitalization workshop, also part of the
Symposium, will take place on the Thursday and Friday preceding OWNAL.
The Language Revitalization Workshop theme is 'The Grammar of Sound:
Creating Sound Memories for Teaching Your Language.'

The keynote speaker at OWNAL this year is Dr. Racquel Yamada of the
University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Yamada received her PhD from the
University of Oregon in 2010 and has published widely on community
empowerment models in language documentation. Together with community
members, Dr. Yamada has expanded the documentary corpus of the Aretyry
dialect of Kari'nja (Cariban). Projects include language
documentation, revitalization, and curriculum development. She is
currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Central

After the Saturday workshop, participants may attend the Saturday
Powwow that brings together well-known dancers and local Oklahoma

Registration: $40, $20 for students. (This fee is primarily a
fundraiser for the symposium; it also pays for refreshments and a
catered lunch.) Make checks payable to NSU with 'Center for Tribal
Studies-OWNAL' in the memo.

Registration should be sent to:

Northeastern State University
Center for Tribal Studies-OWNAL
600 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

OWNAL is co-sponsored by NSU's College of Liberal Arts, the Department
of Languages and Literature, and the Cherokee Language Program.

More on the Symposium:

April 9-14, 2012
40th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
The Journey of Sovereign Nations: Self-determination and Human Rights

The 40th Annual Symposium on the American Indian will reflect back on
the past four decades of development and change for American Indian
tribes. From the 1970s emphasis on self-determination, revitalization
of tribal governments, and Indian activism, to the more recent Cobell
trust funds settlement and the United Nations Declaration on the
Rights of Indigenous Peoples, American Indians have been on the move
as advocates for justice, human rights, and reparation. The journey
continues with an eye on the well-being of future generations.

Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: February 10, 2012

The extended deadline for abstracts is February 10, 2012. Talks are 20
minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts
must be 500 words or less and include contact details, institutional
affiliation, and title (professor, student, or independent scholar.)
We also welcome poster presentations dealing with any topic relating
to the languages/language families of the Americas. Poster
presentations are especially encouraged from students and researchers
early in their careers who want to present work-in-progress or receive
more individual feedback than allowed for by the 10-minute discussion
in the paper presentations. Please submit a 250-word abstract
following the guidelines for paper presentations. State 'poster
presentation' under the title. Poster presentations should follow the
LSA poster presentation guidelines at:


The program committee will announce the presentation schedule no later
than February 20. Abstract may be submitted via EasyAbstracts at this



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