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LINGUIST List 24.12

Mon Jan 07 2013

Calls: General Linguistics, Language Documentation/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Jan-2013
From: Jennifer Mitchell <jennifer.mitchellutah.edu>
Subject: Conference on Endangered Languages & Cultures of Native America
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Full Title: Conference on Endangered Languages & Cultures of Native America
Short Title: CELCNA

Date: 08-Mar-2013 - 09-Mar-2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Contact Person: Jennifer Mitchell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conference-on-Endangered-Languages-Cultures-of-Native-America/526083487403820?fref=ts

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 25-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

9th Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America (CELCNA)
Dates: March 8-9, 2013, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Institutional sponsors: Wick R. Miller Shoshoni Project, at the University of Utah; Smithsonian Institution
Keynote speaker: TBA

Teacher Workshop:

A concurrent workshop entitled ‘Teaching Students their Ancestral Language’ focusing on the Shoshoni language will be held on Saturday, March 9. Participation for this workshop requires pre-registration, available on the conference Facebook page.


Pre-registration is available on the conference webpage. Registration before February 22: $90 for regular conference participants; students $50; and tribal elders - no cost. Registration after February 22 or on-site: $100 for conference participants ($60 for students). Registration is available on the conference Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conference-on-Endangered-Languages-Cultures-of-Native-America/526083487403820.


University Guest House - 100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers’ Club). To book accommodations at the conference rate, contact the University Guest House directly (mention CELCNA):

University Guest House University of Utah
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036
Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000), Fax 801-587-1001

Please make reservations early; rooms will be held for the conference only until February 15.

Additional Information:

Contact Jennifer Mitchell at jennifer.mitchellutah.edu. If you need information not easily arranged via email, please call: Tel. 801-585-7611 during business hours.

Call for Papers:

Papers, posters, or discussion sessions are invited on any aspect of American Indian languages and their cultural contexts; in particular we encourage papers on language documentation or language revitalization. Papers are 20 minutes each in length, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. American Indian participants are especially invited and encouraged to participate. For more information about the conference, and to register, visit the Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America Facebook page and click on ‘About.’

Call for Workshop Proposals:

Proposals are also encouraged for special workshops in language revitalization, such as materials development, orthographic issues, and the use of technology within documentation programs. Proposals for workshops or discussion sessions should specify which person or persons will lead the discussion, and what the proposed topic/question for discussion is.


Abstracts, no longer than 300 words, should include presentation title, name of author(s), affiliation; and if appropriate, include the conclusions of your study and some relevant data. Please submit abstracts to cail.shoshonegmail.com.

Deadline: January 25, 2013. The Program Committee will announce results about February 1.

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