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LINGUIST List 20.391

Sun Feb 08 2009

Calls: General Ling/USA; Lang Documentation/USA

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Justin Spence, 2009 Athabaskan Languages Conference
        2.    Tim Thornes, Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages

Message 1: 2009 Athabaskan Languages Conference
Date: 05-Feb-2009
From: Justin Spence <justinsberkeley.edu>
Subject: 2009 Athabaskan Languages Conference
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Full Title: 2009 Athabaskan Languages Conference
Short Title: ALC 2009

Date: 10-Jul-2009 - 12-Jul-2009
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Person: Justin Spence
Meeting Email: alc09berkeley.edu
Web Site: http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/alc/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Athapaskan

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

Athabaskan Languages Conference
July 10-12, 2009
University of California, Berkeley

Call for Papers

Deadline: April 1, 2009

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations in all areas of
Dene/Athabaskan linguistics, language documentation, language teaching, language
policy, and language revitalization. Presentations addressing the themes of the
conference are particularly welcome.

General Session
Papers submitted for the general session may address any topic related to
Dene/Athabaskan languages and linguistics. Especially encouraged are
presentations focusing on the theme "Information Technology and Language
Documentation," which will explore how emerging digital tools and methodologies
can be used to further the goals of community language programs. The meeting
will include a workshop on digital archiving geared towards community language

In addition to individual presentations, proposals for group or panel
discussions are also welcome.

Special Session A: Athabaskan Origins
Recent scholarship has found evidence suggesting that Dene languages may be
related to the Yeniseian languages of Siberia. The primary aim of this session
is to stimulate critical discussion of these proposals. Papers addressing other
topics in the history and development of the Dene languages are invited as well,
including those drawing on evidence from fields such as archaeology, genetics,
and demography.

Invited Speakers
- Yuri Berezkin (Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg)
- Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
- John Ives (University of Alberta)
- James Kari (Alaska Native Language Center)
- Jeff Leer (Alaska Native Language Center)
- Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
- Edward Vajda (Western Washington University)

Special Session B: Toponyms
A second special session will focus on the structure, history, and cultural
significance of placenames in Dene languages. This session seeks to broaden the
empirical scope of comparative work in this area and to foster discussion among
researchers and community groups interested in documenting toponymic knowledge.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be received electronically by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time,
Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

No late submissions can be accepted. Authors will be notified of (non-)
acceptance by Friday, May 1, 2009.

Abstracts must fit on one page in 12-point font with 1" margins. So that the
review process can remain anonymous, authors should not include their names or
otherwise reveal their identity on this page, and instead include identifying
information in the body of an email accompanying the submission. References may
be included on a separate page if necessary.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word documents (PDF is
required if the submission contains special fonts). Abstracts should be sent to
alc09berkeley.edu. The body of the accompanying email should include the title
of the paper and the names and contact information (phone and email) for all
authors of the presentation.

Presentation and Publication
Presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Presented
papers will be published as a volume of the Alaska Native Language Center
Working Papers.
Message 2: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
Date: 04-Feb-2009
From: Tim Thornes <tthornesuca.edu>
Subject: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
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Full Title: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
Short Title: OWNAL

Date: 18-Apr-2009 - 19-Apr-2009
Location: Tahlequah, USA
Contact Person: Brad Montgomery-Anderson
Meeting Email: montgombnsuok.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation;
Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Language Family(ies): Na-Dene; Uto-Aztecan

Call Deadline: 13-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

OWNAL focuses on descriptive studies of indigenous languages of the Americas

Call for Papers

We have extended the deadline for abstract submissions to February 13.

Please share this with any interested colleagues. Graduate students are
encouraged to submit abstracts.

OWNAL: Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 2009, Northeastern State University,
Tahlequah, OK

The Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK,
announces its 2nd annual Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages.

OWNAL focuses on descriptive studies of indigenous languages of the
Americas. This weekend workshop takes place at the end of the 37th Annual
Symposium of the American Indian (April 15-18, 2009) and is located in the
historic Bacone house, site of the first Indian university west of the
Mississippi. After the Saturday workshop, participants may attend the
Saturday Powwow that brings together well-known fancy dancers and local
Oklahoma tribes.

The deadline for abstracts is February 13. Talks are 20 minutes in length,
followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Dr. Marianne Mithun will deliver a keynote address on Saturday.

Abstracts should be less than 500 words and may be submitted by email. Contact
details, institutional affiliation, and title (professor, student, or
independent scholar) must be included. The program committee will announce the
presentation schedule no later than February 20. Abstracts and questions may be
submitted to Brad
Montgomery-Anderson (montgombnsuok.edu).

Registration: $40, $20 for students. (This fee is primarily a fundraiser for the
symposium; it also pays for refreshments and a catered lunch. Make checks
payable to NSU with 'Center for Tribal Studies-OWNAL' in the memo).

Registration should be sent to:
Northeastern State University
Center for Tribal Studies-OWNAL
600 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

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