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Confs: Language Documentation, Sociolingustics/U.S.A

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        1.     Edith Moravcsik , Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation & Revitalization

Message 1: Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation & Revitalization
Date: 29-Jul-2011
From: Edith Moravcsik <edithuwm.edu>
Subject: Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation & Revitalization
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Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation & Revitalization
Short Title: 26th UWM Linguistics Symp

Date: 20-Oct-2011 - 22-Oct-2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Contact: Gabriel Rei-Doval
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/linguistics2011

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

In a globalized world where hundreds of languages are expected to become
extinct in the 21st century, it is highly relevant to analyze the viability and
continuity of threatened languages. The purpose of the 26th Linguistics
Symposium is to discuss this impending loss to humankind from a multidisciplinary perspective.We invite contributions for the assessment of
this process from Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, and related fields. Equally welcome is the participation of
practitioners in language revitalization efforts.

We wish to combine theoretical and practical perspectives for the analysis of
the linguistic and social processes involved in language death,
endangerment, documentation and revitalization.

Possible topics include the following:
-The genetic and areal distribution of endangered
-Structural characteristics of endangered languages
-Cultural characteristics of endangered language communities
-Causes of language endangerment
-Documentation of endangered languages
-Language revitalization programs and practices
-Academic ethics and advocacy in language endangerment

The program of our conference titled “Language death, endangerment,
documentation, and revitalization” is now available at the following website:


Dedicated to the memory of Michael Noonan, the event will be held October 20-22 2011, Thursday through Saturday, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The program consists of 45 abstract-based papers from various parts of the world
and of talks by nine key-note speakers: Daryl Baldwin, Daniel L. Everett, Carol
Genetti, Lenore Grenoble, K. David Harrison, Iren Hartmann, Marianne Mithun,
Fernando Ramallo, and Sarah Thomason.

In addition to the detailed program, the website also provides information about
housing and registration. The deadline for pre-registration is
September 1 Thursday.

Questions? Please e-mail us at 26thlinguistics-symposiumuwm.edu

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