Lyon: Summer School in Language documentation and Description

Antoine Guillaume Antoine.Guillaume at ISH-LYON.CNRS.FR
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Summer School on Language Documentation and Description
Lyon (France), 23rd June to 4th of July 2008
Application Deadline: February 15th, 2008
This Summer School will introduce the concepts and practices of language
documentation and description in linguistics. Language description is the
traditional subfield of linguistics concerned with the analysis of language
structures and functions at different levels of organization (phonology,
morphology, syntax, lexicon etc) and is often aimed at producing grammars
and dictionaries. Language documentation is a new subfield of linguistic
inquiry and practice primarily concerned with the compilation and
preservation of primary linguistic data, and the inter-relationships between
primary data and the various types of analyses based on these data. Language
documentation strengthens the empirical foundations of those branches of
linguistics and related disciplines which draw heavily on data from lesser
known speech communities (eg. linguistic typology, cognitive linguistics,
ethnolinguistics etc.). It significantly improves accountability
(verifiability) of research and seriously addresses issues of access and use
of primary data. Language documentation also serves the needs of language
communities in educational and language revitalization and maintenance
efforts. (Cf. Gippert, Himmelmann & Mosel. 2006. Essentials of language
documentation. Mouton de Gruyter.)
The courses will be taught, in English and French, by specialists in this
emerging discipline: the AALLED (Africa Latin America Endangered Languages)
team in Lyon, the HRELP (Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project) team
from SOAS (London University) and experts from the Department of Languages
and Cultures of Africa (Leiden University).
- FERRAGNE, E. (DDL, Lyon)
- LÜPKE, F. (HRELP, SOAS London)
- MANUS, S. (DDL, Lyon)
- MOUS, M. (Leiden)
- NATHAN, D. (ELAP, SOAS London)
- SCHADEBERG, T. (Leiden)
- van der VEEN, L. (DDL, Lyon)
Complete information and application forms:
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