[Lingtyp] Call for Papers: Linguistic Forum 2019: Indigenous languages of Russia and beyond

Andrey Shluinsky ashl at yandex.ru
Mon Oct 22 17:15:06 UTC 2018

International conference “Linguistic Forum 2019: Indigenous languages of Russia and beyond”

2019 has been announced by the United Nations as The Year of Indigenous Languages, see en.iyil2019.org. In this context, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) is organizing an international conference “Linguistic Forum 2019: Indigenous languages of Russia and beyond”, to be held on April 4-6, 2019, in Moscow, Russia. The conference is organized in partnership with CIPL – Comité International Permanent des Linguistes / Permanent International Committee of Linguists (www.ciplnet.com/endangered-languages).

The conference is the first in a series of international conferences held at the Institute of Linguistics RAS under the common heading of Linguistic Forum, each of which is going to be dedicated to a particular socially important phenomenon explored by the science of language.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for dialog between experts working on documentation and description of Indigenous languages, on teaching, maintaining and revitalizing languages, on creation of multimedia resources on indigenous languages as well as on a range of related topics. Special theme of the conference: Indigenous languages in an urbanizing world.

We encourage presentations on key conceptual and methodological issues related to these topics. Obviously, the Indigenous languages of Russia are the central focus of the conference, but papers on other areas of the world are also welcome.

The working languages of the conference are English and Russian. 

Anonymized abstracts should be sent in either of the two languages to the email address indigenous2019 at gmail.com no later than December 1, 2018 both in .doc and .pdf formats. The abstract should not exceed one page of text plus one page of glossed linguistic examples, illustrations, and references. In the body of your message please indicate the title of the paper, authors’ full name(s), affiliation(s), contact e-mail address and phone number. The program committee will review papers and select those of the highest quality and relevance for presentation at the conference.

The conference fee will be approximately 800 rubles (=10 Euros). More exact information will depend on specific circumstances of conference funding. 

Important dates:
December 1, 2018 – deadline for abstract submission
December 20, 2018 – notification of acceptance 
March 1, 2019 – publication of a preliminary conference program 
April 4-6 – conference 

Invited speakers:
- Natalia B. Koshkareva (Institute of Philology, Siberia branch of RAS, Russia)
- Tjeerd de Graaf (Fryske Akademy, Netherlands)

Program committee: Tatiana B. Agranat, Peter Austin, David Bradley, Anna V. Dybo, Lenore Grenoble, Valentin Gusev, Olesya Khanina, Andrej A. Kibrik (chair), Olga A. Kazakevich, Yuri Koryakov, Timur Maisak, Johanna Nichols, Andrey Shluinsky, Irina V. Samarina, Vladimir A. Plungian, Reinier Salverda, Yakov G. Testelets.

Organizing committee: Maria Amelina, Valentin Gusev, Camiel Hamans, Olesya Khanina, Yuri Koryakov, Timur Maisak, Vera Maltseva, Andrey Shluinsky (chair), Maria Usacheva, Daria Zhornik. 

Webpage of the conference: http://iling-ran.ru/main/conferences/2019_indigenous

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