LINGUIST List 10.1073

Thu Jul 15 1999

Calls: Indigenous Langs, ESCOL 99

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  1. Keren Rice, Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference 2000
  2. Boeckx, ESCOL 99 (2nd call for papers)

Message 1: Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference 2000

Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 18:05:31 -0400
From: Keren Rice <>
Subject: Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference 2000

Seventh Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference
"Language Across the Community"
May 11-14, 2000, The Toronto Colony Hotel, Toronto, Canada
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of

For six years now this conference has provided a unique opportunity
for people world-wide to come together to work on practical issues,
problems, and solutions to the challenges facing all indigenous
languages. Elders, other community leaders, front-line workers,
researchers, administrators, educators, students, media specialists,
and advocates are invited to come and meet fellow workers, and take
part in plenary sessions, workshops, and presentations about many
kinds action to promote, preserve, and supports indigenous languages.
There will be hands-on workshops, descriptions of educational projects
of many kinds, demonstrations of materials that have been produced,
and talks by experienced leaders in the field.

This year's theme is "Language Across the Community", which will
emphasize the many ways in which all community members can become
involved in indigenous language activities. As always, it is expected
that SCHOOL PROGRAMS will play an important part, with discussions and
demonstrations related to various roles that the indigenous language
can play in the school, such as subject of instruction, immersion
programs, dual language programs, cooperation among schools, and so
on. Along with this always comes discussion of teacher education and
professional development, and materials and activities development.
Special issues of administration for schools in which an indigenous
plays a role will come up. We expect to have a whole section of the
program devoted to immersion programs.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT is essential, not only to support school
programs (recruit teachers, support teachers, involve parents, make
materials, link language and culture, and so on) but also create and
celebrate real language use in all aspects of life. So, topics like
language camps, language in sports and other community recreation,
language at work, language in religion and culture, language and the
media, and language in community historical and cultural research can
be discussed with examples. Adult literacy in the indigenous
language, for example, is a growing activity.

SUPPORT RESEARCH will be covered in workshops and talks by people who
are making dictionaries, studying effective ways of teaching
indigenous languages, linking history and culture to language,
planning policies and good administrative practices, and creating
centers for language research and promotion. Conference goers can
make their own contacts with people they would like to learn more
from, and information will be available about organizations which help
link people involved with indigenous language work.

We also hope that you will be attracted to the opportunity to visit
beautiful Toronto, with our attractive exchange rates, breakfast with
the Mayor, and excellent entertainment by local Aboriginal groups.

Thursday, May 11, 2000 	7 p.m.			Opening reception and plenary
Friday, May 12		8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.	Plenaries, concurrent sessions,
Saturday, May 13	8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.	Plenaries, concurrent sessions,
Sunday, May 14		8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.	Plenary, concurrent sessions, 

Presentations Formats
 - Presentations - 45 minute time block to present information about any
issues related to the conference topic, leaving about 10 minutes for
audience questions
- Workshops - 90 minute time block to talk about some indigenous
language related project with activities to involve the audience in
learning about or how to do the project
- Roundtables - 45 or 90 minute blocks for facilitators or panels to
lead discussion with the audience on a relevant topic
- Poster Sessions - 90 minute time block in which presenters can display
visuals and/or materials about their project and conference participants
can circulate and ask questions individually.

Registration Form
Seventh Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference
May 11-14, 2000, Toronto Colony Hotel
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Registration Rates: before March 31, 2000 $125 Canadian $100 U.S.
		 after March 31, 2000		$150 Canadian	
 $125 U.S.
Student rates (with proof of full-time enrolment)$50 Canadian	$40 U.S.	
Payment by cheque or money order payable to Stabilizing Indigenous
Language Conference
- credit card __ Mastercard ;__Visa; card # ______________________;
expiry date______
	 signature __________________________

First Nation/Tribal Affiliation:

Province/State, Country, and Postal Code:
Phone:			Fax:			E-mail address:

Proposal for Presentation
Deadline for submission: March 31, 2000
Please submit:	(1) a completed registration form (as above)
		(2) title of presentation
		(3) a 250 word abstract of the presentation for inclusion in
conference program
		(4) a 25 word summary for conference publicity
		(5) a 50 word biographical sketch of (all) presenter(s)
		(6) check one: presentation ___; workshop____; 
 roundtable____; poster session
		(7) will this presentation be in a language other than English:
yes____; no____

Submit All Forms to:
Barbara Burnaby, Modern Language Centre
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 1V6 Fax: (416)926-0469 E-mail:

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Message 2: ESCOL 99 (2nd call for papers)

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:07:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Boeckx <>
Subject: ESCOL 99 (2nd call for papers)

 Eastern States Conference On Linguistics 

 University of Connecticut 

 November 19-21, 1999

Invited Speakers 

Esther Torrego (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Morris Halle (MIT) 

2nd Call for Papers 

Abstracts are being solicited for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes
of discussion) on all areas of formal linguistics. 

Abstract requirements 

Please send: 

a. 7 copies of an anonymous one-page abstract, 1-inch margins on
all sides, 12pt font, letter size; 

b. An additional page is allowed for references and data (no

c. A separate page indicating the title of the paper, the
author's name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone

to: ESCOL '99 Committee 

Dept. of Linguistics, U-1145 

University of Connecticut 

341 Mansfield Road 

Storrs, CT 06269-1145 


Deadline for receipt of abstracts is Monday, August 2, 1999. 

No fax or e-mail submissions will be accepted. 

For more information, please visit the ESCOL '99 website at: 

or contact us by e-mail at 
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