LINGUIST List 25.2075

Sat May 10 2014

Calls: Multiple Langs, Lang Documentation, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/Ukraine

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 09-May-2014
From: Oksana Tyshchenko-Monastyrska <>
Subject: Endangered Languages: Crimean Tatar and Other Turkic Languages in Ukraine
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Full Title: Endangered Languages: Crimean Tatar and Other Turkic Languages in Ukraine

Date: 26-Sep-2014 - 27-Sep-2014
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Contact Person: Oksana Tyshchenko-Monastyrska
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Gagauz; Karaim; Krymchak; Turkish, Crimean; Urum

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

A.Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is pleased to announce the 1st International Conference Ā«Endangered languages: Crimean Tatar and other Turkic languages in UkraineĀ», which will be held at A. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine on September 26-27, 2014.

There is consensus among scholars that endangered languages need protection and promotion. All of the Turkic languages in Ukraine (Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karaim, Krymchak, Urum) are endangered, notably they are at risk of extinction in the short or in the long terms. According to UNESCO's 'Atlas of Endangered Languages' the degree of their vitality varies from definitely endangered (Gagauz) to extinct (Karaim). The most demographically sizeable Crimean Tatars considered as severely endangered since it is spoken mainly by older generation.

The conference aims to analyze language policies and educational practices towards the languages in danger as well as to raise awareness of endangered languages in Ukraine in the context of language diversity in Europe. It also aims to provide an international forum to discuss the issues of language planning and language shift including expected cultural and cognitive consequences of language loss. The issues will be explored from different perspectives: sociolinguistics, sociology of language, language contact, language acquisition, language documentation.

Call for Papers:

Possible topics of paper proposals include, but are not limited to:

- Theoretical and practical approaches to endangered languages
- Turkic languages in Ukraine: their state and status
- Turkic languages as minority languages in the context of different language situations (case studies)
- Interrelations between majority languages and minority indigenous languages
- Romantic vs. rationalist language policy models: the different approaches to language protection
- Theory and practice of language revitalization
- Language identity and language ideologies
- The educational policy (multi/bilingual language education, teacher training)
- Corpus planning for languages in danger (orthography, dictionaries, grammars)
- Conceptual metaphors in the study of endangered Turkic languages

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion. Participants could register for the conference, using the registration form below.

Working languages: English, Ukrainian

Presentations in Crimean Tatar, Gagauz and Turkish are also welcome. Simultaneous translation to and from English will be provided.

Accommodation and transportation expenses will be covered for a selected number of Crimean Tatar and other Turkic linguists based in Ukraine. Meals and coffee breaks during the conference hours will be provided.

Important Dates:

July 1, 2014 - Deadline for abstract submission
July 15, 2014 - Notification of acceptance
September 25-26, 2014 - Arrival
September 26 -27, 2014 - Conference
September 27, 2014 - Academic tour (optional), departure
October 27, 2014 - Deadline for full paper submission

Registration Form:

1. Name - Surname (in your passport)
2. Title - Position
3. Affiliation
4. Date of birth
5. Address
6. Tel., fax
7. Email address
8. Title of paper
9. Hotel reservation: Number of nights, from September , to September .

A.Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
01001 Hrushevsky Str. 4 / 205
Kyiv Ukraine
Tel. +380 44 278 76 52
Fax +380 44 279 15 93


Paper title: (14points Times New Roman, bold, centered, uppercase)

Name, surname, institutional affiliation, email address: (12 Points Times New Roman, bold, centered)

Text of the abstract (12 Points Times New Roman, bold, centered)

The abstract should be limited to a maximum of 300 words (not including the title and references). The authors are required to clearly state the aim of the study, research questions, findings and main results, and conclusions. The abstract should not include references.

Keywords: The abstract should include up to 5 keywords separated by commas. (12 Points Times New Roman, italicize each word)

Page layout: Size of Paper - A4; Margins - normal

The abstract document must be written in English only and sent as a Microsoft Word document, the file must be named as follows: name_surname and will sent as attachment to Dr. Oksana Tyschenko-Monastyrska, or Dr. Iryna Dryga

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