LINGUIST List 26.1646

Fri Mar 27 2015

Summer Schools: CoLang 2016: Institute on Collaborative Language Research / Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 26-Mar-2015
From: Gary Holton <colang2016gmail.com>
Subject: CoLang 2016: Institute on Collaborative Language Research / Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
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CoLang 2016: Institute on Collaborative Language Research / Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Host Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Coordinating Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Website: http://www.alaska.edu/colang2016

Dates: 20-Jun-2016 - 22-Jul-2016
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Focus: The Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) will be held on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2016. The institute is designed to provide an opportunity for community language activists and linguists to receive training in community-based language documentation and revitalization. The Institute has previously been convened in California, Oregon, Kansas, and Texas, and attracts a diverse range of participants from across the globe. Instructors include some of the world’s leading experts in language documentation.

Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Description:
The Institute consists of two parts: two weeks of intensive workshops followed by a three-week practicum in field linguistics, in which students work hands-on with speakers of an endangered language.

Workshops (June 20-July 1, 2016): Choose from a variety of topics to include: audio/video recording, data management, archiving, ethnobiology, language and well-being, language teaching, survey methods, curriculum development.

Practicum (July 5-22, 2016): This intensive practicum in language documentation will meet six days per week for three weeks. Students and instructors will be housed together in Wickersham Hall on the UAF campus. Participants may choose from the following featured languages:

- Unangam Tunuu, the language of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska
- Han, a Dene (Athabascan) language of Eastern Alaska and the Yukon
- Miyako, a Ryukyuan language of Southern Japan

CoLang 2016 will have, but not be limited to, two major themes: Languages of Alaska and Language Archiving.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Tuition Explanation: Tuition and application information will be available soon. Costs will be kept
to a minimum, and scholarships will be available.

Registration: 01-Jan-2016 to 01-Jun-2016

Contact Person: Siri Tuttle
Email: colang2016gmail.com

Apply on the web: http://www.alaska.edu/colang2016

Registration Instructions:
Registration information will be announced on the website.

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