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Confs: Language, Identity and the Land, Australia

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Message 1: Language, Identity and the Land, Australia

Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:36:17 +0000
From: nostler <>
Subject: Language, Identity and the Land, Australia

Maintaining the Links: Language, Identity and the Land 

Short Title: FEL VII

Date: 22-Sep-2003 - 24-Sep-2003
Location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Contact: Joe Blythe
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The seventh international conference of the Foundation for Endangered
Languages aims to better understand the relationships between
language, the culture and identity of its speakers, and the
land. These understandings can then provide an important guide to
establishing priorities, when choosing approaches to documentation and
revitalization of endangered languages. 

Conference Programme

Sunday, Sept 21
Saltwater Excursion up the Dampier Peninsular

Monday, September 22nd: Morning
8:00-9:30 Registrations
9.45-10:30 Welcome to Yawuru Country
10:30-11.00 Keynote Address - Pat Dodson (Title Forthcoming)
11:00-12:00 Languages and Land Claims 
Nigel Crawhall: Rediscovery of N|u and the Khomani Land Claim
Process, South Africa
Janet Sharp: Karajarri, Historical and Contemporary Connections with
Country and Kin.
12.00-2.00 Lunch

Monday, September 22nd: Afternoon 
2:00-3:30 Toponymy
Thomas Thornton: Tlingit Place Names and the Language of Subsistence
in Southeast Alaska
David Nash: Authenticity in Toponymy
Frances Kofod: My Relations, My Country - Language, Identity and Land
in the East Kimberley of Western Australia
4:00-5:00 Planning for the Future
Mary Jane Norris: From Generation to Generation: Survival and
Maintenance of Canada's Aboriginal Languages, Within Families,
Communities and Cities
Patrick McConvell & Nicholas Thieberger: Language data assessment at
the national level: Learning from the State of the Environment process
in Australia.

Tuesday, September 23rd: Morning
9:00-10:30 Language, Identity and the Environment
Shelley Tulloch: Inuktitut and Inuit Identity, from the Tundra to the
Joe Blythe & Glenn Wightman: The Role of Animals and Plants in
Maintaining the Links: East Kimberley, Western Australia
N. Louanna Furbee: The Landscape of Language: Tojolab'al Maya
Ethnicity and Globalization
11:00-12:30 Open Session/Local Presenters
12.30-2.00 Lunch

Tuesday, August 9: Afternoon 
2.00 - 3.30 Annual General Meeting
4:00-5:30 Language & Identity: Home and Away
Vianor P�rez Rivera (Iguaniginape Kungiler): Kuna Yala: A People that
Refuse to Disappear, Panama
Katherine E. Hoffman: Divided Youth: Language, Longing, and Labor in
the Anti-Atlas Homeland, Morocco
David Newry & Keeley Palmer: 'Whose language is it anyway?' Rights to
restrict access to endangered languages: a north-east Kimberley
Wednesday, September 24: Morning 
9:00-10:30 Language Revitalization: Revival
Mary Chanda: Reviving an Endangered Language ''The case of the Mirning
Michael Walsh: Raising Babel: language revitalisation in New South
Wales, Australia.
Jennie Bell: Value and purpose of renewing community links to
traditional language and land
11:00-12:00 Language Revitalization: Maintenance
Ilana Mushin: The politics of language revitalisation: balancing
Yanyuwa and Garrwa in the Borroloola language project.
Rebecca Green: Gurr-goni, a Minority Language in a Multilingual
Community: Surviving into the 21st Century.
12.00-2.00 Lunch

Wednesday, September 24: Afternoon 
2:00-3:30 Documenting Endangered Languages 1
Margaret Sefton: Winds of change- exploring the links between land,
language and memory in the recording of Kwini stories and songs around
Kalumburu, Western Australia.
Hans Boas: Social Factors Contributing to the Death of Texas German
Claire Bowern: Laves' Bardi Texts
4:00-5:30 Documenting Endangered Languages 2
Linda Barwick: Endangered songs and endangered languages
Dafydd Gibbon: Language Documentation and Heritage: publication avenue
for language documentation.
Monica Ward: Language Documentation and Revitalisation - is there
really a conflict?

Thurs - Fri Sept 25, 26

Freshwater Excursion to Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Fitzroy
Crossing, Geike Gorge, Kimberley Language Resource Centre and Mangkaja
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