|Full Title:||4th Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment|
|Location:||Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Start Date:||04-Jul-2014 - 04-Jul-2014|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||Orthography Development for Language Maintenance and Revitalization
Developing an orthography is often seen as a key component of language revitalization. The ability to encode an endangered variety and to set it down as a permanent record can enhance its status and prestige. In speech communities that are fragmented dialectally or geographically, a common writing system may help create a sense of unified identity. In other cases, it may help keep a language alive by facilitating teaching and learning. Despite these clear advantages, when a language is endangered, creating an orthography can also bring challenges.
The standard fee is £30 with a reduced fee of £20 for students (proof of student status will need to be presented). This includes lunch and refreshments.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Discipline of Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems|
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