LINGUIST List 26.4700

Thu Oct 22 2015

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Lang Doc, Socioling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 22-Oct-2015
From: Mari Jones <>
Subject: Endangered Languages: Curriculum Design and Evaluation
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Full Title: Endangered Languages: Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Date: 06-Jul-2016 - 06-Jul-2016
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mari Jones
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

The school is often identified as an important context for the revitalization of endangered languages. Curriculum design and evaluation are therefore key factors in ensuring that such educational initiatives are successful. However, the precise sociocultural and political situation of endangered languages often preclude the simple replication of a curriculum developed for a language of wider communication for use within the endangered language classroom. This conference invites papers that reflect on these issues: How should conventions designed for dominant languages be modified in the endangered language context? To what extent should curriculum design and evaluation be situated within the social and cultural practices of the endangered language speech community? How should the short- and long-term goals of curriculum design and evaluation be assessed in the context of endangered languages? Who is best placed to design and to evaluate the curriculum for endangered languages – the linguist or the community? Are the goals of an endangered language curriculum simply to obtain fluency or should they be broader in scope? How should the approaches used in the design and evaluation of an endangered language curriculum take account of contextual factors? What problems arise for curriculum design and evaluation in multidialectal and/or multinational contexts? What pedagogical materials are necessary for the successful implementation and evaluation of an endangered language curriculum?

Call for Papers:

Abstracts: (200 words maximum) to be submitted via email to the organisers

Paper format: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions

Full details are available from the conference website:

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