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Tue Feb 16 2010

Confs: Language Documentation/UK

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        1.    Julia Sallabank, Endangered Languages Week, SOAS

Message 1: Endangered Languages Week, SOAS
Date: 15-Feb-2010
From: Julia Sallabank <js72soas.ac.uk>
Subject: Endangered Languages Week, SOAS
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Endangered Languages Week, SOAS

Date: 22-Feb-2010 - 27-Feb-2010
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Alison Kelly
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hrelp.org/events/elw2010

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

Endangered Languages Week 2010 presents a variety of talks, displays, discussions, films, lectures and workshops. This year's theme is sustainability: can the world's languages be sustained, and if so, which ones, and how? And can the now-vigorous activities in documenting and supporting languages continue long enough to make a difference?

Monday 22 February
Open Day: visit the Brunei Gallery to see a variety of displays, demonstrations, software, posters, and books from organisations involved in endangered languages activities

Monday 22, 6-7 pm
Annual Public Lecture, Khalili Lecture Theatre - Lenore
Grenoble Switch or Shift: Code-Mixing, Contact-Induced Change and Attrition

Tuesday 23 - Friday 26
Meet an Endangered Language - a series of short presentations on several endangered languages, where you can learn about where they are spoken, why they are threatened, and experience their culture - as well as learn some basic words and phrases

Tuesday 23 - Friday 26
Meet a fieldworker- short informal sessions where you can hear about the practical and human issues in doing fieldwork in locations such as such as Algeria, Iran, Tanzania, and the Solomon Islands.

Wednesday 24
Films: a morning of international films on endangered languages

Saturday 27th
Endangered Languages, Endangered Knowledge & Sustainability: a full day workshop (for programme and registration form see www.hrelp.org/events/workshops/sustainability).

Everyone is welcome and all the events are free of charge except for the workshop.

Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK

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