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Conference Information

Full Title: Meeting on ISO 639 (Language Codes)
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
Start Date: 27-Feb-2013 - 27-Feb-2013
Contact: Sebastian Drude
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Correct and unambiguous identification of languages, language families,
language varieties and similar entities is becoming more and more
important: the wealth of digital resources also in small and hitherto
lesser known languages grows, and the importance of multilingual global
communication increases every day.

However, the competent and already widely used standards of the
International Standard Organization, ISO639, need an improved
institutional, technical and procedural setting in order to cope with
present and future requirements. ISO is prepared to change the settings,
but someone who knows and cares about these issues has to come up with
feasible proposals.

Therefore, we, the linguistic community, are given the opportunity to get
(more) heavily involved if we want the codes, especially for varieties and
families etc., but also for 'languages', to actually reflect reality as
much as possible, and on the other hand remain pragmatic and usable.

Different initiatives worldwide such as the FROLIC project (proposed to DFG
and NEH) are planning to contribute to an improved setting of the ISO
standard. But this can only be successful if many specialists from all over
the world participate. We invite therefore all linguists interested in
improving the situation of language codes to join us in a pre-conference
workshop meeting before the 3rd ICLDC in Honolulu. Please join us, learn
about the plans, and discuss and enrich our proposals!

What: Meeting on ISO 639 (Language Codes)
When: Wednesday, Feb 27th 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where: the Ling conference room, Moore Hall 575, University of Hawaii
Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Who: All interested.

Organizing committee (not all will be present): Sebastian Drude, Helen
Aristar-Dry, Anthony Aristar, Jost Gippert, Sebastian Nordhoff, Harald
Hammarström, Lyle Campbell, and several others.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology
LL Issue: 24.820

This is a session of the following meeting:
3rd International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

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