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LINGUIST List 16.1267

Wed Apr 20 2005

Confs: General Ling/Ithaca, New York, USA

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        1.    Sheila Haddad, Cornell Conference on Language and Poverty


Message 1: Cornell Conference on Language and Poverty
Date: 19-Apr-2005
From: Sheila Haddad <sjh1cornell.edu>
Subject: Cornell Conference on Language and Poverty


Cornell Conference on Language and Poverty

Date: 14-Oct-2005 - 16-Oct-2005
Location: Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Contact: Wayne Harbert
Contact Email: weh2cornell.edu
Meeting URL: http://ling.cornell.edu/language_and_poverty/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference has two central objectives: (1) to highlight the complex
interconnections of language and poverty for a general audience, and (2) to
promote exchange at both theoretical and practical levels among linguists and
scholars of language (including those still being trained in graduate programs)
and others (especially those active in community-based programs) on work with
endangered languages in impoverished communities. Day one of the proposed
conference pursues the first objective of outreach and general education; day
two is devoted to the second and more specialized effort.

Day 1

Poverty as a Factor in Language Maintenance and Language Death

Keynote speaker: Leanne Hinton

Panel Discussion by Herman Batibo, Matthias Brenzinger, and Ofelia Zepeda on the
effect of access to resources on the maintenance of minority languages.

Language and Access to Resources

Keynote Speaker: John Baugh

Panel Discussion by Neville Alexander, Ofelia Garcia, and Ajit Mohanty on the
relation between the languages people speak or do not speak and their economic
status.


Day 2

- Workshop on Technology as a Tool in Language Modelling, Documentation, and
Preservation

- Workshop on Community-Based Language Maintenance Programs

- Workshop on the Role of the Linguist in Language Maintenance and
Revitalization: Documentation Training and Materials Development

- Workshop on Funding for Language Documentation and Revitalization Initiatives

Individuals who have accepted invitations to participate in these workshops to
date include Nora and Richard Dauenhauer, Helen Aristar-Dry, Arienne Dwyer, Ian
Maddieson, Lenore Grenoble, Keren Rice, Norvin Richards, Barry Supple, and Doug
Whalen.

Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Romaine


Some scholarship funds are available to help defray travel and lodging costs for
students and others wishing to attend the conference. Further information on
the conference schedule, accommodations, registration, and subsidies for travel
and lodging will be posted soon on the conference website at
http://ling.cornell.edu/language_and_poverty/


The conference organizers,

Wayne Harbert weh2cornell.edu

Sally McConnell-Ginet smg9cornell.edu

Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen am332cornell.edu

John Whitman jbw2cornell.edu


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