LINGUIST List 28.2346

Thu May 25 2017

FYI: Call for Proposals Minoritized Languages of Europe

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 25-May-2017
From: Mary Linn <>
Subject: Call for Proposals Minoritized Languages of Europe
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Sustaining Minority Languages of Europe (SMiLE) is an interdisciplinary research program of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage that seeks to examine the endangered language revitalization initiatives in minoritized language communities in Europe. SMiLE invites proposals for community-situated ethnographic and sociolinguistic research around a series of questions addressing factors that contribute to the vitality of minoritized language communities. SMiLE is particularly interested in creating comparable case studies that 1) reveal the trajectory of a community’s language revitalization program(s) and efforts at various stages of their life cycles; 2) analyze how language revitalization and maintenance programs respond to internal and external social, economic, and political factors; and 3) explore relationships among language revitalization, cultural heritage, and traditional cultural transmission—areas of particular interest to CFCH.

SMiLE will fund six teams of two or more academic researchers, community-based scholars, language advocates, policy experts, and others. Support is available for various combinations of fieldwork, consultation, project-related travel, and archival research for periods up to 18 months. Each research team will be eligible for awards up to $120,800 USD. Grantees are expected to present their works-in-progress at three workshops sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and collaborate with other grantees and SMiLE advisors to synthesize findings.

The full Program Announcement and award Information is available at The submission deadline is September 1, 2017.

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

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