FEL Conf.: Invitation to Register: Endangered Languages and their Literatures

Nicholas Ostler nostler at CHIBCHA.DEMON.CO.UK
Thu Jun 13 16:30:54 UTC 2002

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Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 10:27:07 -0400
From: "R. McKenna Brown" <mbrown at saturn.vcu.edu>
Subject: Conference Program/Programa de conferencia


Please find the FEL VI Conference 2002 Program below.  It is entitled
"Endangered Languages and their Literatures", and will be held in at
the Posada Belen, Antigua Guatemala from 8 to 10 August 2002.

You can also find it posted it at:


Registration and Conference Information can be found at:


The information will also soon be available at the FEL website:


If you cannot access any of these, please contact McKenna Brown
directly, as below.



Sirvanse de encontrar el Programa de la VI Conferencia FEL 2002 tanto
pegado abajo como adjunto.  TambiŽn se encuentra en el web en:


Informaci—n sobre la conferencia y la inscripci—n se encuentra en


y muy pronto se encontrara tambien en


En caso de algun problema con estas maneras de hallar informaciones,
favor de ponerse en contacto directamente conmigo a la direccion


Endangered Languages and Their Literatures
Foundation for Endangered Languages
Antigua, Guatemala - 8-10 August 2002

Thursday, August 8: Morning

9:00-12:00	Excursion to San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Thursday, August 8: Afternoon

2:00-3:30	Section 1: Strategies and Resources
Joel Sherzer, Keynote Address: AILLA (ailla.org): Archive of the Indigenous
Languages of Latin America
Monica Ward, The Pedagogical and Linguistic Issues Involved in Production
of EL Materials: A Case Study of Nawat
J.E. Lonergan, A Tarahumara-English Computational Semantic Lexicon

4:00-5:30 Section 2: Orthographies
Michal Brody, To the Letter: A Microanalysis of Currently Contested
Graphemes in the Maya of Yucatan
Pamela Innes, I can't read that way of writing: Linguistic and Indigenous
Systems clash in the Apache Language Revitalization Project
H. Russell Bernanrd & George Ngong Mbeh, Does Marking Tone Make Tone
Languages Easier to Read?

Friday, August 9: Morning

9:00-10:30  Section 3: Proverbs, Metaphor and Poetics
Chiroke Asogwa, Re-Kindling Interest in An Endangered Language: A Way
Forward for Igbo
Jule G—mez de Garc’a, "If you play with fire·": Literary Production in
Jicarilla Apache
Jocelyn Ahlers, Cognitive Metaphor in Language Revitalization

11:00-12:00 Section 4: EL Literatures & Education
Joseph Blythe & Frances Kofod, Literature for the semi-literate: Issues for
Emerging Literacies in the Kimberley Region of North-Western Australia
Norman Thomson & Jepkorir Chepyator-Thomson, The Role of Educators as
Biological, Cultural, and Language Exterminators: Teaching for Creativity,
Measuring for Conformity

Friday, August 9: Afternoon

12:00-2:00  Annual General Meeting

2:00-3:30 Section 5: Strategies II
Alexis L—pez, Using Storytelling in Schools to Preserve Endangered Languages
Giovanna Micarelli & Hern‡n G—mez Decastro, On the Steps of Memory: Theater
Anthropology as an Instrument for Cultural and Linguistic Revitalization in
Indigenous Communities of the Colombian Amazon.
Mary Morgan & Deepa Gurung, Languages Worth Writing: Endangered Languages
of Nepal

4:00-5:30  Section 6: Literacy in Newly Independent Lands
Aisoltan Bazarova, Turkmen Language: After Ten Years of Independence
Razi Nurullayev, Khinalig People and the Survival of Their Language
Emin Amrullayev, Azerbaijan: Linguistic Minorities in a Former Soviet State

Saturday, August 10: Morning

9:00-10:30  Section 7: Oral Literatures I: Collection
B'alam Mateo Toledo & Ajb'ee O. JimŽmez, La literatura Maya desde las
comunidades ind’genas
Vianor PŽrez Rivera (Iguaniginape Kungiler), La experiencia de recopilar el
conocimiento Kuna
Margaret Florey, Continuity In Oral Traditions Among Endangered Moluccan
Languages In Eastern Indonesia And The Dutch Diaspora

11:00-12:30  Section 8: Open Session/Local Presenters

Saturday, August 10: Afternoon

2:00-3:30  Section 8: Oral Literatures II: Diffusion
Ixcha'im Marliny Son, El rescate de los idiomas Mayas a travŽs de los textos
Andrew E. Lieberman & Jacinto de Paz PŽrez, The Blossoming of our
Ancestor's Words: Oral Tradition Collected and Published by Mayan Students
Laura Martin, Strategies for Promoting Endangered Language Literatures
Outside Their Local Communities

4:00-5:30	Section 9: Mayan Literature
Mar’a Luz Garc’a & Marta Cobo Raymundo, Bajo la monta–a: Women's Stories of
la violencia
Janferie Stone, Maya Poetics: Renaissance in Continuity
Christopher Hadfield, A Tissue of Lies: History versus Myth in the Nature
of Time

Saturday, August 10: Evening

6:00-7:30	Mayan Poetry Reading & Reception

R. McKenna Brown, PhD
Conference Chairman
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and
Director, International Studies Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
310 North Shafer Street, Room 201
PO Box 843080
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3080 USA
+1.804.827.1671  fax +1.804.225.3479
voice mail +1.804.278.0216

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