LINGUIST List 23.2596

Mon Jun 04 2012

Confs: Language Documentation/France

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 04-Jun-2012
From: Pascale Paulin <>
Subject: Twenty Years on: Reassessing Language Documentation and Language Revitalization
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Twenty Years on: Reassessing Language Documentation and Language Revitalization

Date: 06-Jul-2012 - 07-Jul-2012 Location: Lyon, France Contact: Pascale Paulin Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

This conference will host international researchers from the main institutions involved in issues of language endangerment (including l’UNESCO, the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, the CTLDC consortium and the Sorosoro programme).

3L Summer School, Lyon, 6-7 July 2012Twenty Years on: Reassessing Language Documentation and Language Revitalization

Day 1. Friday 6 July 2012Institutionalizing endangered languages: from language documentation and archiving to revitalization

9.00-9:45Colette Grinevald (LED-TDR, Dynamique Du Langage (DDL), Université de Lyon, Lyon, France - Consortium 3L)20 years since (VW, DEL, UNESCO)

9:45-10:45David Nathan (ELAR SOAS, University of London - Consortium 3L)Training for documentation, archiving&Julia Sallabank (ELAP SOAS, University of London - Consortium 3L)Thinking about revitalization

10:45-11:00Coffee break

11:00-11:45Alejandra Vidal & Lucia Golluscio (Universidad de Formosa & Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)The VW DoBeS Argentina Chaco project: from documentation to revitalization

11:45-12:15Anahit Minasyan (UNESCO - Paris)The UNESCO atlas of the world's languages in danger (2009-2012)


14:00-14:45Felix Ameka (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden, Holland - Consortium 3L)The Volkswagen foundation: on-site training for documentation

14:45-15:30Carol Genetti (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA - CTLDC)Networks for building capacity in language revitalization: the consortium for training in language documentation and conservation

15:30-16:15Ameka, Genetti, Grinevald, Nathan, & Sallabank, VidalRoundtable: looking back and looking ahead: what now?


16:30-17:15Julien Meyer (HRELDP & Museu Goeldi - Belém - Brazil)Documentation and revitalization of traditional verbal arts of the Amazon&Ana Vilacy Galucio (Museu Goeldi - Belém - Brazil)Presentation of the Museu Goeldi indigenous languages archive(Acervo de Línguas Indígenas do Museu Goeldi (ALIM))

Day 2. Saturday 7 July 2012Taking stock and looking ahead: a critical approach to language revitalization

9.00-9:45Grinevald, Costa, Bert & Sallabank (3L Consortium, LED-TDR, ELAP)Current and future issues in revitalization

9:45-10:30Lenore Grenoble (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA)Language revitalization: retrospect, prospects, and beyond…

10:30-10-45Coffee Break

10:45-11:30Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA)From the ecology of language evolution (2001), to Language evolution: contact, competition and change (2008)

11:30-12:15Alexandre Duchêne (Institut de plurilinguisme, Fribourg, Switzerland)From discourses of endangerment (2007) & ideologies across nations (2008) to language in late capitalism (2012): what is language used for in late modernity?


14:00-14:45Jane Freeland (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Southampton, UK)From language rights and language survival (2004) to future issues of revitalization

14.45-15:15Colette Grinevald (DDL), Université de Lyon, Lyon, France - Consortium 3L)Honoring 2012 Linguapax awardee Jon Landaburu for his work for the endangered languages of Colombia

15:15-15:30Coffee Break

15:30-16:45Costa, Duchêne, Freeland, Grenoble, Mufwene, & SallabankRound table: a critical approach to revitalization&Final public debate

16:45-17:00Bert, Costa, GrinevaldLED-TDR, and conference organizersClosing remarks

17:00Closing cocktail

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