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LINGUIST List 18.2755

Sat Sep 22 2007

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Terry Dzilenski, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation - Conference on the Reclamation of Indigenous Languages
        2.    Priscilla Layne, Rebellion and Revolution

Message 1: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation - Conference on the Reclamation of Indigenous Languages
Date: 22-Sep-2007
From: Terry Dzilenski <TDzilenskiMPTN-nsn.gov>
Subject: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation - Conference on the Reclamation of Indigenous Languages
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Full Title: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation - Conference on the Reclamation of
Indigenous Languages

Date: 20-Feb-2008 - 22-Feb-2008
Location: Mashantucket, CT, USA
Contact Person: Deborah Gregoire
Meeting Email: LanguageConferencemptn.org
Web Site: http://MPTNLanguageConference.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:

This biennial Native - sponsored conference supports the reclamation
and preservation of indigenous languages worldwide with predominant
focus on Native North American languages. The 2008 meeting will address the
following themes: Instructional Techniques, Linguistics in the Context of
Preservation and Reconstruction, Technological Innovations, and Artistic
Application of Language. The Call for Papers is closed however proposals
welcome for two Roundtables: Community Language
Project Policy Development, and Dictionary Development. Most of
participants' expenses paid. Submit 2-3 paragraphs for Roundtable
consideration to Language Conference: Conferencemptn.org or call (860)
396-6104 or 396-2052.
Please include contact information. Conference URL
http://www.MPTNLanguageConference.org up and running soon.

The Call for Papers is closed but we are still accepting proposals for the
Roundtables (Dictionary Development, and Community Language Project Policy

This will be the fourth biennial Conference on the Reclamation of Indigenous
Languages hosted by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Our conference series
serves to bring together those who work to maintain and reclaim the indigenous
languages of Native North America. We believe that our ancestral languages can
and should be spoken in our communities and we continuously seek and support
efforts toward this end. The conference planning committee, in their selection
of presenters strives to balance linguistic research, instructional techniques,
technological innovations and most recently, indigenous languages in the context
of the visual, written and performing arts.

We invite you to share your work and in so doing, further efforts to reclaim,
perpetuate and celebrate Native North America's unique and precious languages of

Conference Topics:

A. Instructional Techniques, such as those that focus on producing first and
second language speakers, workbooks, CDs, computer-interactive programs, videos,
TPR, the Silent Way, Immersion Nests, etc.

B. Artistic Application of Language, such as storytelling, performing artists,
authors and playwrights for all age groups, visual artists, etc.

C. Linguistics in the Context of Language Preservation and Reconstruction,
such as historical linguistics of Native - North America, preferably but
not limited to Algonquian languages and those of Southern New England.
Papers addressing methodologies and sources used in preservation and
reclamation projects as well as place-names' analyses sought.

D. Technological Innovations in the areas of language documentation,
databases and dictionary software, educational and instructional software, etc.

Roundtable 1: Dictionary Development, participants and moderator sought for
this session

Roundtable 2: Language Project Policies and Protocol, participants and moderator
sought for this session

Session Specifics:

Each presenter will be allotted a one-hour session to include a brief question
and answer period. The roundtable sessions will include a moderator for which
interested presenters will be considered. Presenters' expenses such as travel,
lodging, most meals, and a small honorarium will be provided for.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit a one-page abstract indicating which conference subject area
described above, or roundtable session, best suits your presentation to
LanguageConferencemptn.org or mail to Language Conference Team, PO Box
3060, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Mashantucket, CT 06338.

Final decisions will be made in September (2007); please include detailed
contact information so that we may notify you of your status. If your
presentation is selected we will require a one page bio and/or C.V. and a
photograph, if available, to be included in our program book and
promotional material.

Additional questions may be sent to LanguageConferencemptn.org or
dgregoiremptn.org (phone: 860-396-2052). A URL entitled ''Conference on
the Reclamation of Indigenous Languages'' http://www.MPTNLanguageConference.org
will be accessible by by end of September 2007.

If you are not planning to submit an abstract but would like to receive
information on conference registration please send your contact information
via e-mail to cseifartmptn.org or mail to Language Conference Team, PO Box
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation,
CT 06338.
Registration forms will also be available via the conference Web page in
Message 2: Rebellion and Revolution
Date: 20-Sep-2007
From: Priscilla Layne <pdlayneberkeley.edu>
Subject: Rebellion and Revolution
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Full Title: Rebellion and Revolution
Short Title: Rebellion and Revolution

Date: 07-Mar-2008 - 09-Mar-2008
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Person: Priscilla Layne
Meeting Email: pdlayneberkeley.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2007

Meeting Description:

Paper proposals are being accepted for the 16th Annual Interdisciplinary German
Studies Conference, March 7-9, 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley on
the topic of 'Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and
Art.' Please submit all abstracts by December 15, 2007 to Melissa Etzler

Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and Art

Paper proposals are being accepted for the 16th Annual Interdisciplinary German
Studies Conference, March 7-9, 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley.

The German-speaking world has witnessed a wide array of rebellions. Whether the
yearly May-Day riots, the disputes over orthographic reform, the
extra-parliamentary opposition of the late 1960s, or the failed revolution of
1848, a multitude of events have incited and continue to incite defiance and
acute emotional intensity. Such protests often take the form of political and
artistic movements, but they have also arisen through fictional representations,
ranging from Wernher der Gartenaere's Helmbrecht, Martin Luther's Bible
translation, and Goethe's Werther to Feridun Zaimoglu's Ertan Ongun and Kanak TV.

In a time when Germany has become increasingly concerned with ''parallel
societies'' and the threat of international and homegrown terrorism, various
modes of protest have resurfaced in political and academic discussions. With the
fortieth anniversary of the student insurrections of 1968 fast approaching, this
conference seeks to reflect on past rebellions and revolutions, as well as
explore new manifestations thereof in the German-speaking world. We wish to
encourage an informed discussion on the phenomena and limitations of rebellion
during times of war and intensified national security.

What does collective emotional intensity, in the form of rebellion and
revolution, effect in society? What is at stake when defiant expression is
censored? Should societies and governments respond to rebellious acts
differently than they did in previous eras? What happens to former rebels and
revolutionaries? Does society reject them? Punish them? Integrate them? How does
public reception of rebellious acts and revolutions shape academic and political

We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit paper proposals in English or
German responding to questions of rebellion and revolution in the
German-speaking world. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

Rebellious/Revolutionary Movements in History, Art, Literature and Film
Language and Propaganda
Linguistic Rebellion (Dialects, Anglicisms, Sprachinseln,
Multilingualism, Language Reform)
Communal Rebellion (Riots, Subcultures, Sects and Communes)
Icons of Rebellion and Revolution and German National Identity
Defying Censorship
Rebelling Against History, Legacy and Collective Memory
Resisting Categorization and Oppression: Class, Gender and Ethnicity
Staging German Identity through Communal Enthusiasm (World Cup 2006)

Forward abstracts of no more than 300 words, in either German or English, to
Melissa Etzler metzlerberkeley.edu. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2007.

For further details, or questions please contact Priscilla Layne

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