LINGUIST List 12.737

Fri Mar 16 2001

Calls: Gender/Lang Association, Endangered Languages

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  1. Victoria L. Bergvall, International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA2)
  2. Matti Miestamo, Linguistic Perspectives on Endangered Languages

Message 1: International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA2)

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 16:10:15 -0500
From: Victoria L. Bergvall <vbergvalmtu.edu>
Subject: International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA2)

(I am posting this on behalf of Jane Sunderland for IGALA, the
International Gender and Language Association. Please reply to
<igala2lancs.ac.uk>.)


The Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster
University, UK, is pleased to announce that in 2002 we will be hosting
IGALA2, the Second International Gender and Language Association Conference
(formerly Berkeley Women and Language Conference). The dates are April
12-14, 2002.

Plenary speakers so far include Penny Eckert (Stanford University), Norman
Fairclough (Lancaster University) and Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam
University).
Judith Butler and Deborah Cameron have also been invited.

For details, including of registration, accommodation and submission of
abstracts, see

http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/groups/gal/igala2.htm

For enquiries, please e-mail	igala2lancs.ac.uk


Conference organisers:		 Penny Eckert
 					Sara Mills
 					Sally McConnell-Ginet
 					Jane Sunderland

Lancaster organisers:		Paul Baker (Website designer)
 				Nancy Lin
 				Michi Shiina
 				Juliane Schwarz
				Stephanie Suhr
				Jane Sunderland

			with	Catherine Sangster (IGALA UK)


Jane Sunderland
Director of Studies, PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework
Dept. of Linguistics and Modern English Language
Lancaster University
Lancs. LA1 4YT
UK

Tel. no. 01524 593037

___________________________________________________________________
Victoria L. Bergvall Associate Professor of Linguistics
Director of Graduate Programs in Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Department of Humanities Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive Houghton Michigan 49931-1295 USA
vbergvalmtu.edu Phone: (906)487-3248 Fax: (906)487-3559
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Message 2: Linguistic Perspectives on Endangered Languages

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 14:53:45 +0200 (EET)
From: Matti Miestamo <matmiesling.helsinki.fi>
Subject: Linguistic Perspectives on Endangered Languages



CALL FOR PAPERS

The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on

LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES ON ENDANGERED LANGUAGES

to be held at the University of Helsinki, August 29 - September 1, 2001. 



The symposium will bring together linguists interested in questions relating to
endangered languages. We invite papers addressing general linguistic questions
as well as papers taking the viewpoint of one (or more) particular language(s).
Themes include documentation of endangered languages, standardization of
language corpora, and the possible effects of endangerment on the grammar of a
language. Other topics relating to language endangerment are also welcome.


Invited speakers:

David Harrison (University of Pennsylvania), Nomads on the internet:
Documentation, endangered languages and technologies

William McGregor (Aarhus Universitet), Structural changes in language
shift/obsolescence: a Kimberley (Australia) perspective

Marja-Liisa Olthuis (S�mi Assizes, Finland): The Inarisaami language as an
endangered language

Tapani Salminen (University of Helsinki), Linguists and language
endangerment in north-western Siberia

Stephen A. Wurm (The Australian National University), Languages of the
world and language endangerment


Activities:

Lectures by invited speakers
Presentations by participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion)
Demonstrations by participants


Abstracts:

The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words)
is March 30, 2001. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the
following address <el-organizersling.helsinki.fi>. The abstract
should be included in the body of the message. Participants will be
notified about acceptance by April 20, 2001. The accepted abstracts
will be published on the webpage of the symposium
http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/el.html


Demonstrations

The participants are also encouraged to give demonstrations of their
projects (research, revitalization, documentation etc). If you are
interested in giving a demonstration, please contact the organizers at
<el-organizersling.helsinki.fi>.


Registration:

The deadline for registration for all participants is June 21,
2001. Register by e-mail to the address above.

Registration fees:

general: FIM 200
members of the association: FIM 100
undergraduate and MA students free

send by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association
of Finland (SKY)/Symposium. For participants coming from abroad we
recommend payment in cash upon arrival. However, it is possible to pay
via Eurogiro or SWIFT to our account (number 800013-1424850) with
Leonia Bank plc, Helsinki , Finland. SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH; Telex
121 698 pgiro sf


Accommodation:

The organizers will provide a list of hotels later.



For further information, please contact <el-organizersling.helsinki.fi> or
visit our homepage http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/el.html



The organizing committee:

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Langnet Graduate School, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University
of Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <Marja-Liisa.HelasvuoHelsinki.fi>

Seppo Kittil�, Dept of General Linguistics, H�meenkatu 2 A 7-8, FIN-20014
University of Turku, e-mail: <sepkitutu.fi>

Leena Kolehmainen, Dept of German, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of
Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <Leena.KolehmainenHelsinki.fi>

Matti Miestamo, Dept of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014
University of Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <matmiesling.helsinki.fi>

Krista Ojutkangas, Dept of Finnish Language and General Linguistics, Fennicum,
FIN-200014 University of Turku, Finland, e-mail <Krista.Ojutkangasutu.fi>

Esa Penttil�, Dept of English, University of Joensuu, P.O. Box 111, FIN-80101
Joensuu, e-mail <Esa.PenttilaJoensuu.fi>

Pirkko Suihkonen, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 
of Linguistics, Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany, e-mail
<suihkoneneva.mpg.de>
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