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LINGUIST List 18.1188

Thu Apr 19 2007

Calls: Applied Ling,Lang Documentation/USA

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Margaret Noori, 14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium



Message 1: 14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
Date: 19-Apr-2007
From: Margaret Noori <mnooriumich.edu>
Subject: 14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium


Full Title: 14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
Short Title: SILS 14

Date: 01-Jun-2007 - 03-Jun-2007
Location: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: Margaret Noori
Meeting Email: mnooriumich.edu
Web Site: http://linguistlist.org/sils/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:
This year at the 14th annual SILS (Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium)
language instructors, technology experts and linguists will gather again to
share the work, and the dreams, of language communities all over the world. The
theme is 'Working Together We Can Bring Back the Language: How Technology Can
Make it Happen.'

SILS 14 is hosted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation, Eastern Michigan
University, and the LINGUIST List at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt.
Pleasant, Michigan.

Particularly invited are presentations describing projects related to using
technology in language documentation and preservation, self-documentation of
endangered languages, innovative educational ideas, and proficiency outcomes.
Presentations can take the following formats: 20 minute papers (plus question
period), 15 minute demonstrations of technologies used to preserve and stabilize
languages, poster presentations summarizing projects, and 1 hour workshops on
successful methods of language preservation that can be adapted by a wide number
of language groups.

Selection notification: 7th May

Suggested topics for talks, demos, and workshops include: web-based methods of
preservation, instruction, and collaboration, options for distance learning,
linguistic and cultural preservation, methods of successful instruction,
revising languages without speakers, repatriation of language texts and
recordings, and multi-generational community-based language initiatives.

Further information is available at:
http://linguistlist.org/sils/index.html
Telephone: (734) 487-0144 Fax: (734) 482-0132


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