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Full Title: Endangered Languages in Europe

   
Short Title: ELE2013
Location: Minde, Portugal
Start Date: 17-Oct-2013 - 19-Oct-2013
Contact: Vera Ferreira
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.cidles.eu/events/conference-ele-2013/
Meeting Description: The Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (CIDLeS) cordially invites scholars working on endangered languages in Europe and on Language Documentation to join us at the International Conference on Endangered Languages in Europe. The 2-day International Conference aims to improve the discussion about linguistic diversity in Europe and to provide an interdisciplinary forum in which scholars from Language Documentation, Language Technology and others working on European endangered languages can exchange ideas and techniques on language documentation, archiving, and revitalization and to reflect on language policy issues. The second day of the Conference will have two special panels: one focussing on the endangered languages in the Iberian Peninsula and another one, a round table, dedicated to the theme ‘new speakers of minority/endangered languages’.

The Conference is organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation in Minde, Portugal.

The Conference will include a broad socio-cultural program related to the theme ‘Endangered Languages in Europe’ with the aim of promoting intercultural exchange and reinforcing the relationship between linguists and language communities. On October 19, 2013, there will be a ‘Language Fair’ (http://www.cidles.eu/events/conference-ele-2013/language-fair/) in which several members of endangered language communities in Europe will present their languages and cultures through book displays and cultural events (music, theatre, movies, exhibitions, etc.). On the evenings of October 18 and 19 there will be an ‘Endangered Languages Music Festival’.

Plenary Speakers:

Ulrike Mosel (University of Kiel)
Mandana Seyfeddinipur (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
Sebastian Drude (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
Fernando Ramallo (University of Vigo)

Scientific Committee:

Annette Endruschat (University of Regensburg)
Michael Cysouw (University of Marburg)
Frank Seifart (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Wolfgang Schulze (University of Munich)
Xosé Afonso Álvarez Pérez (University of Lisbon)
Lachlan Mackenzie (ILTEC, Lisbon)
Johannes Helmbrecht (University of Regensburg)
Peter-Arnold Mumm (University of Munich)
Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Cologne)
Geoffrey Haig (University of Bamberg)

Organizing Committee:

Vera Ferreira
Peter Bouda
António Lopes
Francisco Vicente
Rita Pedro
Ingrid Scholz

Event Dates:

Conference: October 17-18, 2013
Language Fair: October 19, 2013
Endangered Languages Music Festival: October 18-19, 2013
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3447

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Language Fair ‘Endangered Languages in Europe’

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