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LINGUIST List 18.1807

Thu Jun 14 2007

Confs: Genetic Classification,Language Documentation/Germany

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        1.    Martin Haspelmath, Towards a Comprehensive Language Catalogue

Message 1: Towards a Comprehensive Language Catalogue
Date: 14-Jun-2007
From: Martin Haspelmath <haspelmatheva.mpg.de>
Subject: Towards a Comprehensive Language Catalogue

Towards a Comprehensive Language Catalogue

Date: 28-Jun-2007 - 28-Jun-2007
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Martin Haspelmath
Contact Email: haspelmatheva.mpg.de
Meeting URL: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~haspelmt/cat.html

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification; Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

Towards a Comprehensive Language Catalogue: One-day workshop at the MPI for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 28 June 2007
(organized by Martin Haspelmath)

At this informal workshop, we want to discuss ways in which linguists can
collaborate towards the ambitious goal of creating a Comprehensive Language
Catalogue. At the moment, all available language catalogues (such as Ruhlen
1987, Moseley & Asher 1994, Gordon 2005) are limited in the amount and quality
of information on the world's languages that they provide. At this workshop, we
will discuss the specifics of the field's desiderata and possible ways of moving
closer to achieving them.

9.00-9.15 Martin Haspelmath (MPI-EVA): Welcome and introduction

9.15-9.30 Christian Lehmann (U Erfurt): Language names (glossonymy)
9.30-10.00 discussion

10.00-10.15 Michael Cysouw (MPI-EVA) & Jeff Good (U at Buffalo): The units of
language cataloguing: Languoids and doculects
10.15-10.30 discussion

10.30-10.45 Tapani Salminen (U Helsinki): From language checklists to a language
10.45-11.00 discussion

11.30-12.15 Anthony Aristar (Linguist List), Östen Dahl & Ljuba Veselinova (U
Stockholm): Geographical information, LL-map and GIS (geographical information
12.15-13.00 discussion

14.00-14.15 Kazuko Obata (AIATSIS Canberra): AUSTLANG
14.15-14.30 discussion

14.30-14.45 Guillaume Segerer (CNRS-LLACAN Paris) & Erhard Voeltz (U
Frankfurt/M): Databases of African languages (see LLACAN database)
14.45-15.00 discussion

15.00-15.30 Anthony Aristar: Genealogical information and Multitree
15.30-15.45 Balthasar Bickel (U Leipzig): Desiderata for a database of
genealogical information
15.45-16.30 discussion

17.00-17.30 Harald Hammarström (Chalmers U, Gothenburg) & Michael Cysouw:
Bibliographical information
17.30-18.00 discussion

18.00-19.00 How to make further progress

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