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LINGUIST List 21.4320

Fri Oct 29 2010

Confs: Computational Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling, Tibetan/USA

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Paola Vanzo , Alive and Digital

Message 1: Alive and Digital
Date: 27-Oct-2010
From: Paola Vanzo <pvanzotrace.org>
Subject: Alive and Digital
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Alive and Digital

Date: 20-Nov-2010 - 21-Nov-2010
Location: New York, New York, USA
Contact: Paola Vanzo
Contact Email: pvanzotrace.org
Meeting URL: http://www.trace.org/events/events.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation;

Subject Language(s): Tibetan (bod)

Meeting Description:

Trace Foundation Presents:
Minority Language in Today's Global Society Alive and Digital
Saturday, Nov. 20th, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 21st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trace Foundation
132 Perry Street, 2B
New York, NY 10014

In this age of digitalization, technology is playing an increasingly important
role in both the preservation and sustainability of minority languages. From
blogs and video sharing to text messaging and social media, powerful
technologies are shaping the future of minority languages. This movement is
stretching the boundaries of minority language communities beyond "geographical
place" into a "digital place," bringing together communities from all regions of
the world.

What technological breakthroughs lie ahead and how is technology today impacting
linguistic minorities worldwide? Alive & Digital, the sixth and final event in
Trace Foundation's first lecture series, Minority Language in Today's Global
Society, will bring together scholars and experts who have worked extensively on
minority language preservation and new technologies.

On Saturday, November 20th, a diverse group of speakers will discuss past and
present trends in the relationship between technology and language, providing
insightful, cross-cultural perspectives.

On Sunday, November 21st, we will explore technological issues specific to the
Tibetan language including, the Tibetan font converter, Unicode, and i-phone

Through engaging lectures and discussion, Alive & Digital aims to draw attention
to the ongoing developments in technologies and the corresponding benefits they
bring to the vitality and viability of minority language in our digital future.

For more information please visit our website: www.trace.org/events.html

To register, please download the registration form here and fax or email it to
us. You may also call or email us with your name, contact email, telephone,
affiliation, and mailing address. Contact: eventstrace.org, tel: 212-367-7380,
fax: 212-367-7383.
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