Foundation for Endangered Languages
9. Forthcoming Meetings
Gullah: A Linguistic Legacy of Africans in America: 3 Nov 2000, Washington DC A Conference on the 50th Anniversary of “Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect”
Paul D. Fallon, Ph.D.
Jokin Garatea +34 943 316666; firstname.lastname@example.org
Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim: Kyoto, Japan 24-25 Nov 2000
Ten lectures/presentations are scheduled;
(1) to make the audience aware of the language situations throughout the world and of the serious nature of language endangerment,
(2) to point out reasons for documenting threatened languages,
(3) to formulate effective methodologies for documenting and describing those languages,
(4) to find ways to address ethical issues when working in endangered language communities,
(5) to devise ways to develop cooperative projects with the people of the endangered language community, and
(6) to stimulate the audience to formulate strategies for maintaining and revitalizing endangered languages, both top-down and bottom-up.
Nov.23 (Thu.) Registration, Reception
· Michael E. Krauss (USA) — Mass Language Extinction and Documentation: The Race against Time
· Barbara F. Grimes (USA) — Global Language Viability
· Willem F. H. Adelaar (Netherlands) — Descriptive Linguistics and the Standardization of Newly Described Languages
· Matthias Brenzinger(Germany) — Language Endangerment through Marginalization and Globalization
· Stephen A. Wurm (Australia) — Ways and Methods for Maintaining and Re-invigorating Endangered Languages
· David Bradley (Australia) — Language Attitudes: The Key Factor in Language Maintenance
· Victor Golla (USA) — What Does It Mean for a Language to Survive?: Some Thoughts on the (Not-so-simple) Future of Small Languages
· Yukio Uemura (Japan) — Endangered Languages in Japan
· Bernard Comrie (Germany) — General Comments
Closing Remarks — Osamu Sakiyama
Business Meeting and Sectional Meetings
1. South Pacific Rim — Norio Shibata
2. North Pacific Rim (including AINU) — Fubito Endo
3. East and Southeast Asia — Takumi Ikeda
4. Japan — Katsumi Sibuya
5. Africa — Osamu Hieda
Documentation, Description, and Ethical Issues — Tasaku Tsunoda
· Terrence Kaufman (USA) — Two Models for Large-scale Linguistic Documentation
· Colette Grinevald (France) — Encounters at the Brink: Linguistic Fieldwork among Speakers of Endangered Languages
Osahito Miyaoka email@example.com
Web-Based Language Documentation (Philadelphia, Dec. 12-15)
Steven Bird (firstname.lastname@example.org) 20 Oct 00:
This is a further call for participation in a workshop on Web-Based Language Documentation and Description that will be held in Philadelphia, December 12-15, 2000, hosted by the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania. The organizers are Steven Bird (U of Penn) and Gary Simons (SIL International).
The workshop will lay the foundation of an open, web-based infrastructure for collecting, storing and disseminating the primary materials which document and describe human languages.
The deadline for registration is November 1.
3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3) Bristol 18-20 April 2001
Address for Correspondence:
Co-ordinator Academic and Administrative Affairs:
U. Penn.: Ethnography in Education "Situating Literacies & Learning" 2-3 March 2001
The Graduate School of Education and the Center for Urban Ethnography of the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum. The Forum hosts a diverse selection of workshops convened by researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in the fields of education and anthropology.
Keynote Speakers will include:
MICOLLAC 2001: 2nd Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures 17 - 19 April 2001:
Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Registration: Deadline January 15th, 2001
Submission of Conference and Workshop Papers: Deadline for submission of abstracts is November 15, 2000
Possible areas of research or discussion
1. Shifts in theories, approaches, and research related to language, literature and culture
2. Description and discussion of research results and ideological investigation related to language, literature and culture
3. New trends in Literature
4. Language-related developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and transmediation
5. New trends and innovations in language acquisition and learning
6. Innovations in meeting learner needs and user expectations
7. Ethnographic studies of language use in communities
8. Language and culture in organization and commercial enterprise
9. Links between thinking and language, literature and culture
NOTE: All papers must be written and presented in English or Malay. If there are special materials that need to be presented in languages other than English or Malay, presenters are responsible for having them translated.
7th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Uppsala Univ. 7-9 Sept 2001
The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on languages and language communities of the greater Himalayan region: north-western and north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan Plateau, northern Burma and Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the Burushaski-speaking area in the west.
The Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium will be held at Uppsala University. We invite abstracts (by 1 February, 2001) for presentations on topics including, but not limited to:
Abstracts should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins using at least an 11-point font. Along with the abstract, please enclose a separate page specifying the affiliation, address, and e-mail address of the author(s). Abstracts may be submitted electronically (as an attached file in RTF, postscript, PDF or MS Word format).
For any information related to the HLS-7, please contact:
tel. +46-18-471 14 57