LINGUIST List 23.5103

Thu Dec 06 2012

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Language Documentation/USA

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Date: 06-Dec-2012
From: Colleen Fitzgerald <>
Subject: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
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Full Title: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages Short Title: OWNAL
Date: 13-Apr-2013 - 14-Apr-2013 Location: Tahlequah, OK, USA Contact Person: Brad Montgomery-Anderson
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 05-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, announces its 6th 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 41st Annual Symposium on the American Indian (April 10-13, 2013).

Dr. Pamela Munro will deliver a keynote address on Saturday. Dr. Munro received her A.B. in History from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego, and is a Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at UCLA. Munro’s research focus is the grammar of indigenous languages of the United States and Latin America; she also publishes on slang, endangered languages, dictionary making, the Wolof language of Senegal, linguistic fieldwork, and other topics in general linguistics. Her publications include dictionaries and grammars of the Mohave, Cahuilla, Chickasaw, Kawaiisu, Wolof, and San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec languages, as well as many papers in books and journals on these and other languages, plus five dictionaries of student slang. Munro’s Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 courses at UCLA focus on the Imbabura Quichua language of Ecuador and the Garifuna language of Belize. Along with her collaborator Mrs. Catherine Willmond, Dr. Munro was awarded the 2010 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for Let’s Speak Chickasaw, Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli’.

After the Saturday workshop session, participants will have the opportunity to attend a Powwow that brings together well-known fancy dancers and local Oklahoma tribes. Participants are also invited to arrive in time for the Indigenous Language Revitalization and Documentation Workshop that precedes OWNAL; this year’s theme: ‘Immersion for Native Languages.’ The revitalization workshop occurs on the Thursday evening and Friday preceding the workshop (April 11- 12, 2013).

Questions may be submitted to Brad Montgomery-Anderson ( OWNAL registration: $50, $30 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

Call for Papers:

The deadline for abstracts for 6th Annual Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages is February 5, 2013. Talks are 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be between 300-500 words. Contact details, institutional affiliation, and title (professor, student, or independent scholar) must be included. Poster presentations are especially encouraged from students and researchers early in their careers who want to present work-in-progress or receive more individual feedback than allowed for by the 10-minute discussion in the paper presentations. Please submit an abstract following the guidelines for paper presentations. State ‘poster presentation’ under the title. Poster presentations should follow the LSA poster presentation guidelines at

The program committee will announce the presentation schedule no later than February 20. Abstracts may be submitted via Easy Abstracts at the link below.

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