LINGUIST List 32.2434

Tue Jul 20 2021

Calls: Lang Doc, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 19-Jul-2021
From: Mary Burke <>
Subject: 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives LangArc 2021
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Full Title: 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives LangArc 2021

Date: 30-Sep-2021 - 30-Sep-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact Person: Mary Burke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

This interactive virtual workshop seeks to address the growing need. It will explore a broad scope of issues related to digital language archives -- digital libraries that preserve and provide online access to language data. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from around the world who are currently working or are interested in working in different areas related to collecting, archiving, curating, organizing, and providing access to born-digital or digitized language data, and evaluation of digital language archives. Workshop participants will interact and explore solutions to facilitating discovery of language materials in digital archives, effective and efficient access to them, and reuse of this rich data. The workshop will help foster collaborations among information professionals; library and information science, linguistics, data science, computer science, and humanities researchers; educators; representatives of language communities (including indigenous communities, refugees, speakers of under-resourced languages); and other interested audiences. The event is expected to become the first one in the series of regular workshops focused on the digital language archives.

Call for Papers:

Authors are invited to submit original contributions that are not previously published. The workshop submissions are expected to be short papers between 1500 and 2000 words and would typically include:
- research question(s) and/or problem(s),
- background and brief review of relevant literature,
- methods / design of research or practical implementation project,
- findings or results (could be preliminary for submissions reporting work-in-progress) and their discussion,
- a statement of significance, and
- conclusions and future work (optional for the work-in-progress submissions).

Submissions must follow the style of the ACM Proceedings and should be submitted by July 30, 2021 through the EasyChair system following the submission link: To ensure quality, all submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors are instructed not to include their identity, affiliation(s) or contact details in the initial submission, and to anonymize any references that would reveal the authorship. These details will be added in the final versions of accepted submissions.

Accepted submissions will be published in the workshop proceedings. At least one of the authors of each accepted submission must register using the JCDL registration page to have the paper published in the LangArc-2021 Proceedings and present at the virtual workshop held on September 30, 2021.

Authors of accepted LangArc-2021 submissions will be invited to develop full papers (6000-7500 words) for submission to the special issue of the refereed journal The Electronic Library. Journal paper submissions should follow The Electronic Library author formatting guidelines and templates available here and must be original contributions not previously published and not under review for publication elsewhere; they will be peer-reviewed by The Electronic Library editorial board and external reviewers.

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