[Lingtyp] 2nd Call for Workshop and Talk Story session proposals for ICLDC 6 - deadline June 30
mcdonn at hawaii.edu
Sat Jun 9 00:02:16 UTC 2018
6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation:
Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology
February 28-March 3, 2019
Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA
*REMINDER: ICLDC 2019: Workshop and Talk Story Proposals - deadline June
Over the past two decades endangered language documentation and
conservation has (re)emerged as a distinct subfield of linguistics with its
own methodology and theoretical underpinnings. This reemergence has
occurred in parallel with a dramatic technological evolution which has put
advanced computing tools in the hands of language documenters and those
striving to reclaim and maintain endangered languages. Moreover, technology
is also changing traditional user roles, blurring the lines between
linguist, speaker, and activist by providing increased access to
information. Digital tools have the power to greatly accelerate the
language work, but the digital realm also brings new challenges for
endangered languages, which sometimes struggle to thrive in a
At ICLDC 2019 we propose to initiate a dialogue which will lead to improved
connections between communities, languages, and technologies. We
specifically aim to bring together three groups which have not always
worked closely together, namely: linguists, language communities, and
Following a format introduced at the ICLDC 2017, we are including a
90-minute block on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to be dedicated to two
alternative conference activities: Workshops and Talk Story discussions.
Talk Story Sessions
Introduced at ICLDC 2017 in response to participant feedback, ICLDC 2019
will again “Talk Story” sessions. These discussions will be led by an
expert discussant and limited to 20-30 attendees per session. Each Talk
Story will be repeated on three days of the conference, allowing ample
opportunity for conference attendees to participate in the Talk Story
Sessions of their choice. Talk Story sessions are meant to be fully
interactive for participants, rather than a one-directional presentation of
information. This format may be particularly appropriate for discussion of
the challenges of technology and its role in language reclamation and
We also welcome proposals for Workshops on topics broadly relating to
language and technology, particularly where it impacts communities. Each
90-minute workshop will be held twice over three days of the conference,
allowing multiple opportunities for interested attendees to participate.
Workshops will accommodate a larger number of participants and are intended
to be more presentational and instructional in style than the Talk Story
sessions. Appropriate workshop topics will be related to the conference
theme and may include instruction in use of software tools, development of
new software tools, development of web technologies, novel methods for
digital hardware tools, etc.
NSF support details
Thanks to generous support from the US National Science Foundation
Documenting Endangered Languages Program, we are able to offer travel
assistance up to US$2000 for each selected Workshop and Talk Story Session.
Funds will be provided as (partial) flight reimbursements, hotel nights, or
per diem payments, to be determined by the ICLDC Executive Committee. In
the event that a Workshop or Talk Story Session is jointly presented by
more than one individual, the presenter team will inform the ICLDC
Executive Committee how to divide the award across the presenters.
As a condition of acceptance, Workshop and Talk Story Session presenters
must acknowledge support of the National Science Foundation in their
presentations and future iterations of their research.
Abstracts should describe the content of the proposed Workshop or Talk
Story, indicating how it relates to the conference theme. Abstracts should
be no more than 400 words in length, not including references.
- Biography: Please include a 100-word biography describing the
qualifications of each presenter.
- File format: upload your abstract as an MS Word or PDF file. Name your
file using the first author’s last name, e.g., “author.pdf.”
- Language: Abstracts should be submitted in English, but presentations
can be in any language. We particularly welcome presentations in languages
of the region discussed.
- Proposals for the NSF-sponsored Workshops and Talk Story Sessions are due
by June 30, 2018, with notification of acceptance by July 31, 2018.
To submit a Workshop or Talk Story proposal (deadline June 30, 2018), click
The call for general conference proposals (papers, posters, and technology
showcase presentations) can be found here
<https://icldc6.weebly.com/cfp-general.html>, with a deadline of August 31,
May 1, 2018: Call for Proposals announced
- June 30, 2018: Proposals for Workshops and Talk Story Sessions deadline
- July 31, 2018: Notification of acceptance to Workshops and Talk Story
- August 31, 2018: Proposal deadline for general papers, posters, and
- October 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance for general papers,
posters, and technology showcases
- October 1, 2018: Early registration opens
- December 1, 2018: Early registration deadline. Regular registration
continues until full.
- February 28 - March 3, 2019: 6th ICLDC
Questions? Feel free to contact us at icldc at hawaii.edu
Bradley McDonnell, Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
1890 East-West Road, 569 Moore
Honolulu, HI 96822
Book Review Editor
Language Documentation & Conservation
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