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LINGUIST List 24.5348

Thu Dec 19 2013

Confs: Lang Documentation, Anthropological Ling, Applied Ling, Lexicography, Writing Systems/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Dec-2013
From: Zachary Hebert <zhebertuchicago.edu>
Subject: Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakened Languages of the Gulf South
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Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakened Languages of the Gulf South

Date: 07-Mar-2014 - 09-Mar-2014
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Contact: Joyce Bennett
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Writing Systems

Meeting Description:

Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakened Languages of the Gulf South
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, March 7-9, 2014

It is our pleasure to formally invite you to attend the Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakened Languages of the Gulf South, sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and the Tulane Linguistics Program. The conference will be held March 7-9, 2014 at Tulane University in New Orleans. We anticipate a vibrant community of linguists, pedagogues,materials developers, and leaders.

The conference will include plenary speakers and panels on linguistic analyses, methodologies and materials for teaching and studying, and integration of technological tools. Our aim is to incorporate cultural and linguistic studies to produce tools that can be implemented by people for their own culture and language in order to strengthen their languages at any point in the revitalization process. We hope to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas and practices, materials, revitalization techniques, and networking opportunities.

Attendees will need to fund their travel and lodging. A light breakfast and a lunch on March 8 as well as a light breakfast on March 9 will be provided at the conference.

To register or for any questions, please email: tunicalanguageprojectgmail.com

Unfortunately, Tulane is not in session December 15, 2013 through January 10, 2014. Queries made in the interim will be answered as soon as possible in the new academic year.

Program subject to change, based on interests of participants

March 7: Day One

1:00-2:00
Registration & check-in

2:00-2:30
Welcome: Judith Maxwell (Tulane University), Dean Carole Haber (Tulane University), Brenda Lintinger (Tunica; Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana)

2:30-3:20
Plenary address: Linda Langley and Bertney Langley (Koasati; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana)

3:20-3:30
Break (light refreshments will be provided)

3:30-5:30
Panel: Grammar of indigenous languages: teaching and studying

5:30-6:30
Music by Shane Lief

March 8: Day Two

8:30-9:00
Registration & check-in; breakfast (danish and fruit)

9:00-9:50
Plenary address: TBD

10:00-12:30
Panel on archival materials use, practical orthographies, and teaching methods

12:30- 2:00
Lunch

2:00-5:00
Workshop: Demonstration classes, demonstration of analytic software, demonstration of interactive media for promoting the language

5:00-6:00
Musical presentation: Shane Lief and John DePriest

March 9: Day Three

8:30-9:00
Breakfast

9:00-9:50
Plenary address: Kathryn Langan

10:00-11:00
Panel on teaching materials

11:10-12:00
Working session on ways to move forward in collaboration

12:00-12:50
Presentation of working group recommendations

12:50-1:00
Sending forth, benediction in Tunica by Donna Pierite



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