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Tue Oct 25 2011

Confs: Quechuan, Computational Ling, Syntax/USA

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        1.     Liliana Sanchez , Workshop on Technological Approaches to Collaborative Research


Message 1: Workshop on Technological Approaches to Collaborative Research
Date: 24-Oct-2011
From: Liliana Sanchez <lsanchezrutgers.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Technological Approaches to Collaborative Research
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Workshop on Technological Approaches to Collaborative Research

Date: 05-Nov-2011 - 05-Nov-2011
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Contact: Liliana Sanchez
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://span-port.rutgers.edu/events/department-events

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Quechuan

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims at connecting researchers working on linguistic, social
and educational approaches to the study of the Quechua languages. The
family of Quechua languages crosses borders in South America. Quechua
language varieties are spoken in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and
Peru by millions. It has been studied from multiple perspectives. From a
linguistic perspective, its study has enriched the comprehension of fields
like semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology. As a shared keystone of
the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples in South America, the Quechua
family of languages is associated with a continuum of cultural practices
and knowledge that has enriched our knowledge of human societies. As in the
case of many minority languages, current advances in technology have opened
the door to generate new ways of maintaining the vitality of this language
family through shared practices in research and education. Shared
databases, collaborative research by means of video-conferencing and
on-line tools for education are potential ways in which language
revitalization and maintenance can take place. The workshop intends to
further explore all these threads in a forum in which community-based
researchers and scholars can share perspectives and explore new
opportunities provided by technological advances to support the maintenance
and development of the Quechua languages and the Quechua-speaking communities.

Program:

November 5

10am-10:10 am
Preliminary words

10:10am- 12:30 pm
Linguistic Approaches to the Study of the Quechua Languages

Huayhua, Margarita: Some Reflections about the Use of Quechua in the
Southern Andes: The Suffix -nchis.

Susan E. Kalt: Pointing in Space and Time: Deixis and Directional Movement
in Schoolchildren's Quechua

Ellen H. Courtney: The Acquisition of Evidential Meaning: Insights from Quechua

Marilyn S. Manley: The Deictic Nature of Evidentiality, Epistemics and
Mirativity in Cuzco Quechua.

Antje Muntendam: The Syntax, Morphology and Phonology of Topic and Focus in
Quechua

2pm-5pm
Technological Approaches to International Cooperation in Research

Hipólito Peralta Ccama: Community Based-research, Long-distance Research
Collaborations, and Distance Education in Quechua

Pedro Plaza Martínez: Building Knowledge within a Quechua Framework:
Curriculum Development for the Teaching of Quechua as a First and Second
Language.

Martin Castillo Collado: Technological Approaches to Generating Quechua
Framework Knowledge.



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