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Thu Dec 19 2013

FYI: CoLang 2014 Office Hours at the LSA in January

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Dec-2013
From: Colleen Fitzgerald <cmfitzuta.edu>
Subject: CoLang 2014 Office Hours at the LSA in January
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CoLang 2014 team to hold office hours at the Linguistic Society of America Meeting in Minneapolis on January 3rd and 4th.

CoLang 2014: the Institute on Collaborative Language Research will take place at The University of Texas at Arlington in June and July 2014. CoLang (previously known as InField) allows students, faculty, and indigenous community members to acquire or refine cutting edge skills in language documentation, revitalization and field linguistics, to network with established international experts in these areas, and to gain hands-on experience in working with endangered and underdescribed language communities through field methods offerings. An exciting development this year is our partnership with the Linguistic Society of America. Part of this co-sponsorship includes LSA scholarships to CoLang 2014, creating expanded opportunities for academic training in language documentation and field linguistics for (and by) a diverse group of indigenous community members,academic linguists and those involved in a wide variety of language documentation and revitalization activities.

The CoLang 2014 team from UT Arlington will be holding office hours at the LSA on January 3rd and 4th, where we will have fliers and posters for you to take home to help us advertise CoLang, and we will also be available to answer any questions that you might have about attending CoLang. If you stop by, you can register to win a door prize in addition to getting a poster. If you know someone who is considering attending CoLang, be sure to tell them to stop by and see us. These are the office hours with locations for CoLang:

Friday 9:00-10:30 a.m. - Symphony 1
Saturday 9-10:30 a.m., 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Directors Row 4

CoLang's two-week session, from June 16-27, 2014, consists of workshops in aspects of language documentation and revitalization and it costs $1450, which covers registration, room and board. Many attendees stay on for an additional four-weeks, which includes enrollment in a four-week field methods class, as well as the two weeks of workshops. Costs for the entire six-week session is $4300 (registration, room and board). The field methods classes give participants a firsthand experience in working with speakers of an endangered language to document and analyze the language. With three to four field methods classes scheduled, CoLang 2014 will be able to serve a large number of interested participants. This year, for the first time, we plan to offer a Spanish-medium field methods class featuring a language of Mexico. We should be announcing the languages for the field methods courses by February 1, 2014.

The CoLang website is available:

Registration will open in January 2014; the final deadline for registration will be April 15, 2014.

Online scholarship applications from the Linguistic Society of America and for CoLang 2014 internal scholarships will shortly be available; the due date for consideration for both is February 17, 2014. In addition, the Endangered Language Fund will also be offering a scholarship to CoLang 2014's two-week workshop session through its Native Voices Endowment, with a scholarship deadline of April 1, 2014. This scholarship is available for tribal members of those tribes that are eligible for the Native Voices Endowment. Full scholarship information and updates as they occur are at:


For other questions or inquiries, please email us at uta2014institutegmail.com.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

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