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FYI: CoLang 2012: International Registration Deadline

Author: Jari Billiot

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation

Language Family: None

FYI Body: Dear Infield 2008 and 2010 participants,

We wish to remind international participants who wish to attend
CoLang 2012 this summer at the University of Kansas that the deadline
for registration is this week: 15 January 2012. Please note, this is a
suggested deadline and you may register after this date; however, past
experience has shown that it may be more difficult to obtain a visa in

CoLang Workshops will take place 18 – 29 June 2012. The Workshops
offers intensive courses on the practice of documentary linguistics. The
Practicum will take place 2 – 27 July 2012. Four languages will be
offered: Tlingit [Na-Dene], Amazigh (Berber) [Afro-Asiatic], Uda [Niger-
Congo], and Cherokee [Iroquoian]. In order to enroll for the Practicum,
you must also enroll for the two-week Workshops.

For more information regarding registration, courses offered, and
deadlines, please visit our website at http://idrh.ku.edu/colang2012/.

If you know of others who may be interested in participating this
summer, please feel free to forward this e-mail.


Carlos M Nash and Arienne Dwyer
CoLang 2012 Co-directors
University of Kansas

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