LINGUIST List 22.4599

Thu Nov 17 2011

Calls: Lang Documentation, Anthro Ling, Historical Ling, Typology/USA

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        1.     Jennifer Mitchell , Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America

Message 1: Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
Date: 17-Nov-2011
From: Jennifer Mitchell <>
Subject: Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
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Full Title: Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America Short Title: CELCNA
Date: 23-Mar-2012 - 24-Mar-2012 Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA Contact Person: Jennifer Mitchell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 13-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

8th Annual Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America (CELCNA)Dates: March 23-24, 2012University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


Smithsonian Institution, College of Humanities, and the Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. K. David Harrison, Swarthmore College, and the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

Teacher Workshop:

A concurrent workshop, organized by Marianna Di Paolo (University of Utah), entitled 'Teaching Beginning Students How to Speak their Ancestral Language: Oral Language Development' will be held on Friday March, 23. Participation for this workshop requires pre-registration, available on the conference website


Pre-registration is available on the conference webpage.

Registration before March 12: $75 for conference participants (students $35) (tribal elders, no cost). (This is used to cover the cost of conference rooms, refreshments and dinner on Friday evening.)

Registration after March 12 or on-site: $85 for conference participants ($45 for students). Registration is available on the conference website


University Guest House - 100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers' Club) and from CAIL. To book accommodations, contact the Guest House directly (mention CELCNA):

University Guest House University of Utah110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000)Fax 801-587-1001Website: make reservations early; rooms will be held for the conference only until early March.)

2nd Call for Papers:

Presentations are invited on any aspect of American Indian languages. Special interest this year is being placed on language documentation and description, computational approaches to documentation and revitalization, community outcomes of language documentation, and lessons learned from language documentation. Other suitable emphases include language revitalization; historical linguistics; anthropological linguistics; sociolinguistics; text collection and analysis; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. American Indian participants are especially invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information about the conference, and to register, visit the conference web page at and click on the CELCNA link.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute oral presentations. Presentations can be given in English or Spanish.

There is a $100 'Future Scholar' award for the best student abstract to be presented at the conference. Please make sure to indicate if you are student during the abstract submission process.

The deadline for abstracts is January 13, 2012. The Program Committee will announce results about February 3.

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts, no longer than one page including references, should follow best practices and where possible include the conclusions of your paper and any relevant data. To submit an abstract, please go to:

Call for Workshop Proposals:

Proposals are also encouraged for special workshops in language revitalization, such as materials development, orthographic issues, and the use of technology within documentation programs. Proposals for workshops or discussion sessions should specify which person or persons will lead the discussion, and what the proposed topic/question for discussion is.

Deadline for workshop proposals: December 16, 2011

Archive of Proceedings:

Papers delivered at the conference are eligible to be included in the proceedings of the conference, archived on the website for the Center for American Indian Languages. Finished papers must be received no later than two weeks after the conference to be included in the conference proceedings.

Additional information:

Contact Jennifer Mitchell at If you need information not easily arranged via e-mail, please call: Tel. 801-587-0720 during business hours.

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