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Registrant Information

* First Name: Middle Initial: * Last Name:
* Affiliation:
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Registrant Contact Information

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* City:
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* Registration Fee

  1. Regular registration ends April 30, 2012. After that time, late registration fees apply. On-campus housing must be reserved by May 20, 2012. Last-minute registrations through June will be accepted, but those registering after May 20 may have to find off-campus housing.

  2. After April 30, 2012, the registration fees for the Workshops will increase to $900, and the fees for the Workshops will increase to $1800.

  3. For international participants, we strongly recommend you apply before January 15, 2012. Some visas may require up to six months for processing.

  4. Attending the CoLang Practicum (July 2-27) requires attendance at the CoLang Workshops (June 17-30).

  5. CoLang Workshop and Workshop/Practicum participants will receive certificates; CoLang2012 does not offer university credit.

  6. Siouan Conference participants may also participate in the CoLang Workshop/Practicum (options 4 and 5).

  7. Fees once paid are non-refundable.

Please select one option.


* Housing and Meals

  1. The "Housing and Meals" fees here include housing and meals for the duration of the CoLang Institute. Housing is provided in the centrally-located Scholarship Halls, a five-minute walk from the center of campus. Single/Double rooms have beds, linens, a desk and chair, and ensuite bathrooms, as well as internet access. They are all non-smoking. Three meals a day are provided Monday through Friday; on Saturdays and Sundays, a substantial brunch is provided. (We will do our best to ensure some meal options for restricted diets including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and pork-free.)

  2. Housing for the Siouan Conference (only) is available from June 13 (arrival day) to June 17 (departure day), 2012.

  3. Housing for the CoLang Workshops is available from June 17 (arrival day) to June 30 (departure day), 2012.

  4. Housing for the CoLang Workshops+Practicum is available from June 17 (arrival day) to July 28 (departure day), 2012.

  5. It is possible to book extra nights (without meals) for June 16, June 30, and July 28.

  6. No meals will be served during the Siouan Conference or on arrival and departure days (June 13-17 and July 28).

Please select one base period housing. Additional Days are optional. You may also opt out of housing by selecting 'I will find my own housing.'

  Housing and Meal Pricing

    Additional Days
June 16, 2012 (CoLang Workshop Participants Only) $42.95
June 16, 2012 (CoLang Practicum Participants) $33.70
June 30, 2012 (CoLang Workshop Participants Only) $42.95
July 28, 2012 (CoLang Practicum Participants) $33.70

I will find my own housing

* Please note: A 2% credit card processing fee will be automatically added to your total bill before processing.

Workshop Preferences

Below, please check all workshops you are interested in. Based on your experience and your current interests, a CoLang advisor will assist you in creating an individualized program that suits your interests and fits the schedule. If you are new to this area, we would suggest taking introductory Technology and Community Language Work courses; academic linguists and seasoned community linguists may choose advanced Technology and Applications courses; graduate students will be encouraged to take a balance of Community Language Work, Technology, and Applications Workshops.

For detailed descriptions of Workshop content, please see the KU CoLang website.

For a schedule (to see which courses compete for which time slots), click here.

Please select all that apply.

Introduction to Linguistics 1 Essential concepts of linguistic structure (Part 1)
Introduction to Linguistics 2 Essential concepts of linguistic structure (Part 2)
Orthography The process of designing a writing system
Lexicography Principles; dictionary creation; specialized software
Transcription Theory and practice: phonetic, discourse and other systems
Grantwriting Structuring a proposal and making a convincing case

Audio 1 Basic techniques in recording and postprocessing
Audio 2 Adv. techniques in recording and postprocessing
Video 1 Basic techniques in recording and postprocessing
Video 2 Adv. techniques in recording and postprocessing
Toolbox 1 Basic techniques in recording and postprocessing
Toolbox 2 Adv. techniques in recording and postprocessing
FLEx 1 Basic techniques in recording and postprocessing
FLEx 2 Adv. techniques in recording and postprocessing
Archives/Database 1 Design & use of a database management system (DBMS)
Database 2 Adv. DBMS methods; creating an archive
ELAN 1 Basic methods in aligning text to video and audio
ELAN 2 Adv. methods in aligning text to video and audio
Map-making Using GIS applications to make linguistic maps

Community Language Work
Life in Communities Ethical, practical, and interpersonal aspects of research
Blurring the Lines Skills for collaborative community-based research
Language Activism Outreach skills for the promotion of linguistic diversity
Dissemination - Internet & Multimedia Using Internet tools to share research results
Strategies to Reintroduce Languages An introduction to language revitalization.

Pedagogical Grammars Making grammatical analysis accessible to lang. learners
Ethnobiology Conceptual categorization and labeling of the natural world
Non-laboratory Phonetics Articulatory phonetic techniques for in situ research
Surveys Design of sociolinguistic & language vitality surveys
XML for Linguists Structuring linguistic documents in markup language

Practicum Preferences

For those registering for the Workshops and Practicum, you will find a description of the Practicum languages, instructors and consultants here. Please indicate your preferred Practicum language (check as many as you like):


Questions to Participants

By telling us a bit about yourself, we will be better able to provide advice about course and menu choices. Please respond to the following questions:

* 1. What background do you have in language research and/or language revitalization, if any? (None is required.)

* 2. What Workshops and/or Practicum courses do you feel you really need, and why? Is there anything else we should know about you?

* 3. Do you have any dietary restrictions?

Inquiries about CoLang should be addressed to colang Linguist List

Thank you very much for your interest in CoLang 2012, sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation.