LINGUIST List 25.2941

Tue Jul 15 2014

Calls: Language Documentation, General Linguistics/Turkey

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 15-Jul-2014
From: Selcuk Issever <>
Subject: Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description
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Full Title: Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description
Short Title: LAEL 2015

Date: 28-Jul-2015 - 30-Jul-2015
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Person: Sumru Ozsoy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description

The Linguistics Association of Turkey (LAT - Dilbilim Dernegi) and the Department of Linguistics of Bogazici University will be organizing a three-day workshop on Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description, July 28-30, 2015. The workshop will be partially supported by CIPL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes). The workshop is aimed at bringing together linguists working on linguistic analyses of endangered languages mainly, but not exclusively, of Eurasia. According to the Catalogue of Endangered Languages, 43% of living languages are endangered. These statistics underline the significance of linguistic analyses of endangered languages. While the documentation of these languages is crucial in preserving them for posterity, it is undeniable that rigorous analysis of the data will enhance our understanding of the properties of human language, thus providing us with further insight into the nature of the cognitive functions of the human mind.

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Austin
Piet van Sterkenburg

Venue: Bogazici University, Istanbul


All participants are asked to fill out the registration form on the web site of the conference.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird by January 31, 2015

Full registration: 150 Euro
Members of the LAT: 100 Euro
Students: 75 Euro

After January 31, 2015

Full registration: 200 Euro
Members of the LAT: 125 Euro
Students: 100 Euro

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstract submissions for paper or poster presentations on descriptive, typological and theoretic linguistic analyses of all aspects of the grammar of endangered languages are welcome. The paper presentations will be 30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion. The poster session will be preceded by a special session in which each poster presenter will be allotted 5 minutes to introduce the topic of his/her poster. The official language of the conference is English.

Authors are asked to submit their anonymous abstracts using our EasyChair site (for more information please visit the conference web site at At maximum two abstracts (one of which must be co-authored) can be submitted. Abstracts will be reviewed by an external panel and the reviewing process will be double-blind.

Abstracts should not be longer than two pages in length (including tables, examples and references), in 12-point type, single line spacing and 2,5 cm. margins.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: July 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 31, 2014
Conference: July 28-30, 2015


Web page:

Conference Organizers:

A. Sumru Ozsoy
Engin N. Uzun
Deniz Zeyrek Bozsahin
Selcuk Issever
Ozgur Aydin
Umit Deniz Turan

Page Updated: 15-Jul-2014