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Sun Nov 11 2007

Calls: Anthropological Ling/China; Lang Documentation/Ghana

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


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        1.    Tjeerd de Graaf, ICAES2 2008 Session on Issues of Language Endangerment
        2.    Emmanuel Abakah, 26th West African Languages Conference


Message 1: ICAES2 2008 Session on Issues of Language Endangerment
Date: 09-Nov-2007
From: Tjeerd de Graaf <tdegraaffa.knaw.nl>
Subject: ICAES2 2008 Session on Issues of Language Endangerment
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Full Title: ICAES2 2008 Session on Issues of Language Endangerment
Short Title: ICAES 2008

Date: 15-Jul-2008 - 23-Jul-2008
Location: Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China
Contact Person: Tjeerd de Graaf
Meeting Email: tdegraaffa.knaw.nl
Web Site: http://www.icaes2008.org

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences (ICAES 2008) will be convened in Kunming City, Yunnan
Province, China from 15th to 23rd July, 2008 (see www.icaes2008.org). There will
be an academic session on "Issues of Language Endangerment", to which you are
cordially invited.

The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences (ICAES 2008)
Call for Abstracts for the Academic Session on ''Issues of Language Endangerment''

The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences (ICAES 2008) will be convened in Kunming City, Yunnan
Province, China from 15th to 23rd July, 2008 (see www.icaes2008.org). There will
be an academic session on ''Issues of Language Endangerment'' to which you are
cordially invited.

Language endangerment is a global issue that is becoming increasingly
widespread. As the embodiment and expression of culture, language is a very
important part of our non-material cultural heritage. When languages become
extinct, there are adverse effects on linguistic and cultural diversity,
resulting in irreplaceable losses for the whole of mankind. Therefore, the
problem of language endangerment is a contemporary issue faced not only by
linguists and anthropologists, but which also affects the public at large.
Documentation and preservation of data from endangered languages have now become
the special responsibility of and an urgent task for linguists and
anthropologists. Development of field research and data recording of endangered
languages has led to numerous theoretical discussions and practical
investigations, involving linguists and anthropologists from all over the world.
Studies of language decline and extinction, as well as the recording and
archiving of data from endangered languages, have therefore led to the gradual
formation of new theories in both principles and methodology.

This academic session aims to facilitate communication and exchange of both
information and experience. It is hoped that this will further promote the
recording and preservation of data from endangered languages, as well as
fostering the development of theoretical and methodological research. This will
enable the formulation of effective strategies to ameliorate the loss that
language extinction will bring to the whole of human civilization.
If you would like to attend the academic session entitled ''Issues of Language
Endangerment'', please provide the following information:

(1) Name, Gender, Nationality/Ethnicity, Occupation/Professional Title, Academic
Qualifications, Address for Correspondence, Contact Telephone Number and the
title of the paper you would like to present during the session.

(2) Please submit an electronic copy of the abstract of your paper to both
contact persons before the 30th of December, 2007. The abstract should contain
no more than 350 words in English or around 500 characters in Chinese. Key words
should be provided. A formal invitation will be sent to you after the abstract
has been checked and accepted.

Contact persons:
Tjeerd de Graaf (tdegraaffa.knaw.nl)
and Shixuan Xu (xushixuangmail.com)

Mercator: European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning
c/o Fryske Akademy, P.O.Box 54
NL-8900 AB, Ljouwert / Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
www.mercator-research.eu
Message 2: 26th West African Languages Conference
Date: 08-Nov-2007
From: Emmanuel Abakah <enabakahyahoo.com>
Subject: 26th West African Languages Conference
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Full Title: 26th West African Languages Conference
Short Title: WALC 2008

Date: 28-Jul-2008 - 03-Aug-2008
Location: University of Education, Winneba Campus, Ghana
Contact Person: Emmanuel Abakah
Meeting Email: : walc2008winnebayahoo.com

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Language Family(ies): Unclassified Niger-Congo

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2008

Meeting Description:

The conference theme is Language Documentation in Support of West African
Languages. The organizers of the conference would like to invite papers that
address the conference theme or any other topic relating to West African
Languages and Linguistics.

The Faculty of Languages Education of the University of Education, Winneba,
Ghana will host the 26th West African Languages Conference from July 28 to
August 03, 2008. The conference theme is Language Documentation in Support of
West African Languages.
The organizers of the conference would like to invite papers that address the
conference theme or any other topic relating to West African Languages and
Linguistics. The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Endangered Languages
Language and Culture
Language and Education
Language and Technology
Language Planning
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology

Abstracts may be submitted in either English or French by January 31, 2008 by
email (PDF and RTF only) to the following email address:
walc2008winnebayahoo.com The abstract should be 1 page maximum in a 12 pt
(Times New Roman) font. Those who do not have regular access to Internet
facility may submit a soft copy of their abstracts on a CD/3.5 floppy disk
(Microsoft Word document only) to the following postal address:
The Chairman
WALC 2008 Local Organizing Committee
Departments of Ghanaian Languages Education
University of Education, Winneba
P. O. Box 25
Winneba
Ghana.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent out by March 15, 2008.

Registration:

Registration and payment of fees shall be made concurrently at the registration
desk from July 28 through July 31, 2008.
Conference Fees:
Participants from outside of Africa: USD 25
Participants from Africa and students: USD 10
Membership fee: USD 10
Excursion and dinner fees will be communicated to participants in due course.

Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah + 233 244 73 21 72 or +233 208 76 77 83):
Ephraim Avea Nsoh + 233 207 31 01 93
Samuel Atintono A. + 233 244 22 56 97
Francisca Adjei + 233 242 15 11 52
Dr. Dominic Amuzu + 233 244 73 98 42
Philip K. Geraldo + 233 208 47 11 32
Louisa Koranteng + 233 244 58 46 79
C. B. Buachie + 233 208 22 76 38

The Summer School of Linguistics:

The Summer School will commence from 21st to 27th July, 2008 at the South Campus
of the Winneba Campus of the University of Education, Winneba. Details about the
Summer School will be made known as soon as practicable.



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