[lg policy] call: Endangered Words and Signs of Revival

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 20 15:02:24 UTC 2012

Endangered Words and Signs of Revival
Short Title: AUSTRALEX 2013

Date: 25-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Contact Person: Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.australex.org

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

Australex 2013: Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide City Centre, Australia
Thursday-Saturday 25-27 July 2013
Webpage: http://www.australex.org/

Organizers: Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann and Dr Julia Miller

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Luise Hercus, Australian National University: A Fifty Year
Perspective on Endangered Words and Revival: A Golden Jubilee?

Professor Christopher Hutton, The University of Hong Kong: Reclaiming
Socio-Cultural Memory: Creating a Reference Dictionary of Hong Kong
Cantonese Slogans and Quotations.

Focus Speakers:

Professor Peter Mühlhäusler, The University of Adelaide: Producing a
Dictionary for an Unfocused Language: The Case of Pitkern and Norf'k.

Dr Michael Walsh, The University of Sydney: Endangered Words in the
Archive: The Rio Tinto / Mitchell Library Project.

Australex 2013 will feature scholarly and emotional celebrations,
marking for example Dr Luise Hercus's 50-year work on Aboriginal
languages and Professor Peter Mühlhäusler's 20-year scholarship at the
University of Adelaide. On Saturday 27 July 2013 we shall explore the
beauty of the Adelaide Hills.

Call for Papers:

The theme for Australex 2013 is 'Endangered Words and Signs of
Revival'. Papers may address a wide range of areas associated with
lexicography, lexicology, endangered languages, Revival Linguistics,
contact linguistics, social empowerment through language, and words,
culture and identity. Topics may include dictionaries in Indigenous,
minority and other endangered communities, dialectal lexicons, the
educational and cultural roles of dictionaries, talknological
dictionaries, dictionaries and Native Tongue Title, lexical
engineering, and language policy and lexicography. Papers can address
controversies such as the 'Give us authenticity or give us death'
argument and the descriptive/prescriptive debate. Other topics may
include learners' dictionaries, specialist dictionaries, phraseology,
proverbs, onomastics and terminology. All are welcome.

If you would like to propose a panel or submit a paper or a poster,
would you please email an abstract of no more than 400 words in a Word
document to julia.milleradelaide.edu.au by 1 December 2012. Abstracts
may include up to 5 references. Notification of acceptance will be
sent out by 1 February 2013.

Up to two student bursaries are available to assist full-time students
from Australia and New Zealand to attend the conference and present a

Please see http://www.australex.org/bursary.htm for further details.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 December 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2013


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