LINGUIST List 29.557
Thu Feb 01 2018
Calls: Applied Linguistics, Writing Systems/Canada
Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>
Inge Genee <inge.genee
25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium E-mail this
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Full Title: 25th Stabilizing Indigenous
Short Title: SILS2018
Date: 07-Jun-2018 - 09-Jun-2018
Location: Lethbridge AB, Canada
Contact Person: Inge Genee
Meeting Email: <
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Web Site: http://www.sils2018.ca
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Writing Systems
A gathering for
Indigenous language teachers, activists and scholars around three themes: research,
instructional skills, community. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium is the
oldest and largest gathering of Indigenous Language stakeholders in North America.
In this 25th year SILS is jointly organized by the Peigan Board of Education and the
University of Lethbridge. It will be held in traditional Blackfoot territory at
Nato'ohkotok (Medicine Rock), the University of Lethbridge.
Call for Papers:
We invite teachers, activists, students and scholars to submit proposals
for presentations, posters or workshops relating to our Symposium themes.
Research (Day 1: Thursday June 7)
Instructional skills (Day 2:
Friday June 8)
Community (Day 3: Saturday June 9)
Topics may include
but are not limited to:
Immersion schools, Mentor-Apprentice
Programs and other paths to fluency
language maintenance & revitalization techniques
Other Indigenous language
Elder, speaker, teacher and student outreach and recruitment
Types of presentations:
Workshop (45 or 90 minutes): Hands-on
session in which participants learn and practice specific skills such as language
teaching or testing techniques, culturally based language education strategies.
Presenters are encouraged to use handouts and audio-visual aids and share their own
curriculum and teaching materials. We welcome proposals for multi-presenter
workshops, which may be assigned longer time slots if needed.
(30 minutes): A description, demonstration and/or discussion of something the
presenter(s) is doing or has done related to Indigenous language education.
Presenters are encouraged to use handouts and audio-visual aids.
hour joint session): Similar to a presentation, but instead of an oral presentation
the presenter prepares a poster which attendees can view and discuss during a
specific time slot. This format is especially suitable for student presenters and
for work-in-progress. The poster session will be held on Thursday June 7 at the end
of the day during the welcome reception.
Panel discussion (45 or 90
minutes): Panel discussions provide a forum for a group to discuss general issues
related to indigenous education and to share ideas and opinions in a more informal
for instructions and proposal submission form.
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