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1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation

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It has been a decade since Himmelmann's article on language documentation appeared and focused the field into thinking in terms of creating a lasting record of a language that could be used by speakers as well as by academics. This conference aims to assess what has been achieved in the past decade and what the practice of language documentation within linguistics has been and can be. One thing that has become apparent is that there is too much for a linguist alone to achieve and that language documentation requires collaboration. This conference will focus on the theme of collaboration in language documentation and will include sessions on interdisciplinary topics. It has also become clear that language revitalization requires good documentation in order to build the resources required to build a new speaker community

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Meeting Location:
Mà„noa & Hilo, Hawai'i

Contact Information:
Nick Thieberger

Meeting Dates:
The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation will be held from 12-Mar-2009 to 17-Mar-2009.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 24-May-2008 until 14-Sep-2008.

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