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LINGUIST List 24.3574

Thu Sep 12 2013

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling, Historical Ling, Philosophy of Lang/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Sep-2013
From: Anne Rose Haverkamp <a.r.haverkamphum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: American Indian Workshop
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Full Title: American Indian Workshop

Date: 21-May-2014 - 25-May-2014
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact Person: Dymfke van Lanen, Simone van Eik
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/american-indian-workshop/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2013

Meeting Description:

The American Indian Workshop (AIW) was founded in 1980 and has become the most important European scholarly platform for research concerned with topics related to the Indigenous Peoples of North America. AIW conferences are hosted by a different European academic institution each year and in 2014 the AIW's 35th edition will be organized at the University of Leiden, in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology. The date for this conference has been set for May 21 - 25, 2014.

The theme of the 35th AIW conference will be: Communication is Key. This theme is designed to facilitate a discussion of Native American communication in a literal sense, in fields such as linguistics and media, as well as issues of communication of a broader scope, including such themes as authenticity, authorization, research, education, representation, policy, interpretation and cross-cultural competency. The organizers of the AIW Leiden hope to include threads from many different academic fields, including but not limited to: linguistics, anthropology, sociology, history, archeology, museology, gender studies, religion, philosophy, law, politics, art and media studies.

Call for Papers:

The 35th AIW aims to facilitate a discussion of Native American and First Nations communication in a literal sense, in fields such as linguistics and media, as well as more broadly, by including such themes as authenticity, authorization, research, representation, policy, interpretation and cross-cultural competency.

- How is communication performed, both verbally and non-verbally?
- What can Native languages tell us about communication?
- How do these play a role in communication today?
- What forms or channels of communication are there, and what is their influence on the communicated?
- What is communicated through material culture, and how is this achieved over time?
- Why and when is certain information communicated, or withheld?
- Where does communication take place?
- What constitutes effective communication?
- Which information is sent, what is received and what gets lost in translation?
- What creates miscommunication?
- How do power dynamics and imbalances influence communication?
- How do communication styles reflect the structure of society?
- What can be gained by interdisciplinary communication in academia?
- How is research in the field of Native American Studies communicated, and to whom?
- What is the role of new social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia?

In keeping with the communication theme, we would also like to encourage participants to employ different methods of presentation and/or incorporate different forms of communication into their presentations.

Finally, as part of the program of the AIW Leiden, the National Museum of Ethnology (Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde) will host a session on a specific type of intercultural communication: ''Native North America and Tourism''. This will be approached from different disciplinary angles, and in its historical as well as contemporary contexts. A topic deserving to be addressed is the material culture of tourism, in particular the 'language of things'. In addition, the museum will endeavor to publish articles based upon the conference papers either as a volume in its own publication series, or elsewhere - thus communicating researchers' results to the wider contacts.

To propose a presentation for the 35th AIW, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, as well as an CV of no more than 75 words to aiw2014hum.leidenuniv.nl. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2013.

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