LINGUIST List 26.2024

Wed Apr 15 2015

Confs: General Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics/UK

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 14-Apr-2015
From: Sandy Ritchie <>
Subject: Workshop on Information Structure in Endangered Languages
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Workshop on Information Structure in Endangered Languages
Short Title: ISEL

Date: 08-May-2015 - 08-May-2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Sandy Ritchie
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Research on information structure in endangered languages presents some unique challenges, as the necessary data (text collections, large-scale corpora of spoken language) typically do not exist, so researchers are compelled to develop and work with much smaller datasets than are available for large well-studied languages. Despite these limitations, research on these languages has led to significant theoretical and methodological advances in the field of IS.

This workshop will provide a venue for scholars working on IS in endangered languages to present their research and collaborate on the development of new methodologies for field-based research.

The plenary speaker will be Dejan Matic (MPI Psycholinguistics), whose work focuses on IS in the endangered languages of Siberia, as well as theoretical aspects of IS.


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