LINGUIST List 26.3307

Wed Jul 15 2015

Calls: Dravidian, Comp Ling, General Ling, Historical Ling, Lang Doc, Typology/India

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 15-Jul-2015
From: Ritesh Kumar <>
Subject: 4th International Endangered and Lesser-known Languages Conference
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Full Title: 4th International Endangered and Lesser-known Languages Conference
Short Title: ELKL - 4

Date: 25-Feb-2016 - 27-Feb-2016
Location: Agra, India
Contact Person: Ritesh Kumar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology

Language Family(ies): Dravidian

Call Deadline: 05-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

Department of Linguistics, K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra, is going to host the 4th Endangered and Lesser-known Languages Conference (ELKL - 4) from 25 - 27 February, 2016. This year's special theme will be 'Language Technologies for Endangered and Lesser-known Languages'.

Call for Papers:

We solicit papers discussing original and unpublished research related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes under the special theme.

- Use of language archives and products of documentation for the development of language technologies
- Development of resources for these languages - corpus, machine-readable dictionaries, treebanks, WordNets and others
- Creation and conversion of resources using the principles of Linked Open Data
- Basic technologies - POS Tagger, Morphological Analyser, Syntactic Parsers
- Applications - Spell and grammar checkers, transcription and input tools, Text-to-Speech, Automatic Speech Recognition, automatic text classification, machine translation

Like previous editions of the conference, original and unpublished papers are also solicited in the other areas of research in endangered and lesser-known languages, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Description of Indian endangered and lesser-known languages - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics
- Typological, Areal and Historical Descriptions
- Language Documentation
- Dictionaries of Indian endangered languages
- Language Archiving - best practices and methods
- Multilingualism, language shift, language maintenance and language death
- Language attitude and Language Revitalization
- Language policy, language planning and language endangerment
- Field reports
- Ethical, legal and practical issues in language documentation of endangered and lesser-known languages in India and their solution
- Biocultural and Linguistic Diversity of India

Call for Tutorials:

Proposals for full-day (8 hours) or half-day (4 hours) relevant pre-conference tutorials on 25 February, 2016 is solicited from the interested individuals, team or organisations. Tentative areas of tutorial may include, but not limited to:

- Recent technologies, softwares, frameworks helpful in language documentation and /or description
- Tools and techniques of language documentation
- Tools and techniques of language archiving
- Frameworks and APIs for language technology development, especially those of endangered and lesser-known languages

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