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LINGUIST List 24.703

Thu Feb 07 2013

Calls: Language Documentation, Linguistic Theories, Typology/UK

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

Date: 07-Feb-2013
From: Irina Nikolaeva <irina_a_nikolaevayahoo.com>
Subject: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 4
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Full Title: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 4
Short Title: LDLT4

Date: 07-Dec-2013 - 08-Dec-2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Teresa Poeta
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/events/ldlt4/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Typology

Call Deadline: 06-May-2013

Meeting Description:

The Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory biennial conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work on under-described or endangered languages. This year the event will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Department of Linguistics at School of Oriental and African Studies.

The invited speakers are:

Professor Farrell Ackerman (University of California, San Diego)
Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester)

The theme of the LDLT4 conference is ‘Linguistic Typology and Language Documentation’.


School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions relating to any aspect of the study of language and linguistics from any perspective, including:

Formal theoretical issues
Linguistic typology
Documentary linguistics and responses to language endangerment
New techniques and opportunities for documenting and describing languages
Historical linguistics
Discourse and narrative structure

The best contributions will use empirical data to examine the relationship between language documentation and description, linguistic theory and linguistic typology.

Abstracts should be submitted using the LDLT4 EasyAbs site, which is now open. Further information on how to submit an abstract is available at http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/events/ldlt4/.

All contributors will be asked to submit a short version of their paper to be published in the conference proceedings. Further details will be made available once abstracts have been selected.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 6 May 2013
Applicants notified of abstract acceptance: Monday 13 June 2013
Registration ends: Friday 15 November 2013 (Note: on-site registration at the event is not possible)
Conference session: Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 December 2013

The local organising and programme committee consists of:

Peter Austin
Aicha Belkadi
Kakia Chatsiou
Charlotte Hemmings
Lutz Marten
David Nathan
Irina Nikolaeva
Teresa Poeta
Kirsty Rowan


Charlotte Hemmings or Teresa Poeta at ldlt4.soasac.uk

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