LINGUIST List 26.2549

Tue May 19 2015

Confs: General Linguistics, Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 18-May-2015
From: Tyler Kendall <>
Subject: Oregon Workshop on Innovation in Linguistic Fieldwork
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Oregon Workshop on Innovation in Linguistic Fieldwork

Date: 12-Jun-2015 - 13-Jun-2015
Location: Eugene, OR, USA
Contact: Tyler Kendall
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The University of Oregon Linguistics Department is pleased to announce a special two-day workshop on innovative methods in linguistic fieldwork. This workshop seeks to examine new approaches to research on lesser-studied languages and engagement with minority language communities.

After many successful decades of empirical investigation of language structure in minority languages, theoretical, methodological, and technological advances have opened up new opportunities for enriched fieldwork-based research. This inaugural workshop brings together experts in different aspects of field linguistic research, who will share their work and perspectives in a series of public talks as well as interactive seminars. These events focus on using GIS mapping techniques in the field (with Kristine Hildebrandt, SIUE), investigating variation in minority language communities (with James Stanford, Dartmouth), and collaboration with local communities (with Mark Turin, UBC).

The program is available on the workshop website ( The event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary for the public talks, although interested participants should contact the organizers to sign up in advance for the interactive seminars.

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