LINGUIST List 11.1601

Sat Jul 22 2000

Confs: Foundation for Endangered Languages

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  1. Nicholas Ostler, Invitation to FEL IV: Endangered Languages & Literacy, Sept 21-24

Message 1: Invitation to FEL IV: Endangered Languages & Literacy, Sept 21-24

Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 13:23:44 +0100
From: Nicholas Ostler <>
Subject: Invitation to FEL IV: Endangered Languages & Literacy, Sept 21-24


Come to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a major center 
of literacy studies located near the homeland of Sequoyah, father of 
Cherokee literacy.�The Foundation for Endangered Languages' 4th 
conference will be held there from 21 to 24 September 2000.

The conference welcomes all who are concerned about the role of 
literacy in the future of smaller languages. It will provide a forum 
for researchers and activists working for the maintenance of 
indigenous languages that face an uncertain future.

There is a discount of $25.00 (twenty-five U.S. dollars) for 
registrations made before July 31, 2000. Early booking is also 
recommended to get one of the places on our visits to the Catawba 
Indian reservation, the Summer Institute of Linguist's jungle 
aviation research station, and the Gullah-speaking community on the 
coast of South Carolina.

There are lower rates for speakers, students, those unwaged, and 
residents of countries with lower per-capita GNP.

In addition, there will be limited free housing available for 
students, unwaged, and residents of countries with lower per-capita 
GNP in private homes during the conference. This housing will be 
provided by faculty of UNC-Charlotte and will be available on a 
first-come, first-serve basis. Registrants who are interested in 
being considered for free housing should select Option 1 on the 
registration form. If free-housing is provided, registrants will be 
refunded the hotel-portion of the fee at the conference.

There will be a volume of proceedings distributed at the Conference.

You can find details of the Conference's scope and aims, programme, 
and a registration form, at the Foundation's new web site 
(, specifically on page:

If you have difficulty to accessing this for any reason, please 
contact the FEL President for a copy of the form directly, as below.
- --------------------------------------------------------------
 Nicholas Ostler
 Foundation for Endangered Languages
 Registered Charity 1070616

 Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane
 Bath BA1 7AA England
 +44-1225-85-2865 fax +44-1225-85-9258
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