LINGUIST List 31.1101

Fri Mar 20 2020

Confs: Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics/Thailand

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 20-Mar-2020
From: Camiel Hamans <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment 6
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Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment 6
Short Title: SoLE6

Date: 22-Jul-2020 - 23-Jul-2020
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: David Bradley
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

***Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, SoLE 6 is being postponed. Information about the new dates will be announced in due course.***

Original Conference Description:
Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment 6
Sponsored by the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes

Convened at the Research Institute of Languages and Cultures of Asia,
Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand

Workshop Theme: Mapping Endangered Languages
There have been various attempted inventories of the endangered languages of the world, some stand-alone and others embedded in overall surveys. The aim of this workshop is to bring the leaders in all the main projects together and work out a co-operative way forward. CIPL has been one of the leaders in this process since 1991, and through UNESCO produced the Atlas of Languages in Danger, 1st and 2nd editions among many other atlases. The Ethnologue has been the largest and longest-running atlas of all the world’s languages, with 22 editions since 1951 and another to be released 21 February 2020. The Catalogue of Endangered Languages, based at the University of Hawaii, is a web-based listing. The Russian UNESCO Committee is co-ordinating an atlas of communication covering the entire world. The Foundation for Endangered Languages has been deeply involved since 1996 and was responsible for the 3rd edition of the UNESCO Atlas of Languages in Danger; its editor, Christopher Moseley, also edited three edition of the Routledge Atlas of the World’s Languages among other related things. Suwilai Premsrirat has long led a team at Mahidol University both documenting endangered languages around Thailand and helping communities to maintain them.

Invited presentations are to be given by (in alphabetical order) David Bradley (CIPL), Dave Eberhard & Gary Simons (Ethnologue), Gary Holton (ELCat project), Evgeny Kuzmin (Russian UNESCO committee) and Christopher Moseley (FEL and UNESCO atlas project).

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