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9. Forthcoming Meetings

Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, 8-9 April 2005

The Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America (1st annual CELCNA meeting) will be held April 8-9, 2005, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The sponsors of this conference are: (1) Center for American Indian Languages (CAIL), University of Utah, (2) Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, (3) Department of Linguistics, University of Utah and (4) College of Humanities, University of Utah. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Leanne Hinton (Chair, Dept of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley). Additional information is available online

http://hum.utah.edu/linguistics/pdfdocs/CELCNAcall.pdf

Address enquiries for further information to: Phatmandu7:at:aol.com (Jen Mitchell) or julialice:at:yahoo.com (Julia Pratt) Less Commonly Taught Languages, 15-17April 2005

The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages is holding its Eighth National Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on April 15-17, 2005. The theme is “The Year of Languages Expanding the Presence of Less Commonly Taught Languages.” More information is available online: http://www.councilnet.org/conf/conf2005/2005-announce.htm

Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, 2-5 June 2005

The 12th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, “Weaving Language and Culture Together,” hosted by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and The University of Victoria, will be held June 2-5, 2005 in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Applications for presentations and workshops are due by 30 March 2005. Consult the website for details:

http://www.fpcf.ca/SILS2005/

Second International Vernacular Colloquium (Puebla, Mexico) 26 – 29 Oct. 2005

Please send a short VITA and an Abstract of a paper proposed for presentation at the Second International Vernacular Colloquium, organized by the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, from October 26-October 29, 2005. This call for papers (in Spanish or English) is specifically for the section of the Colloquium on Language and Culture. For details, please consult the website of the upcoming conference: www.ipsonet.org/vernacular/2005

Language and Culture are increasingly intertwined both domestically and in the global arena, and they are assuming greater political importance. There is an important cooperative dimension to this nexus, however, assertion of linguistic and cultural rights is often a source of tension. Paper proposals are welcomed that approach the language/culture relationship from either side and which have either a domestic or international emphasis. Please send your short VITA and paper abstract to the Vice President of the Colloquium in charge of organizing panels for the section on 'Language and Culture':

Professor Michael Morris
Department of Political Science
Brackett Hall 232, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-1354, USA

morrism:at:clemson.edu
FAX: +1-864-656-0690

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