LINGUIST List 21.4887

Fri Dec 03 2010

Calls: Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics, General Linguistics/USA

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        1.     Christopher Rogers , Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America

Message 1: Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
Date: 01-Dec-2010
From: Christopher Rogers <>
Subject: Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
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Full Title: Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America Short Title: CELCNA
Date: 22-Apr-2011 - 23-Apr-2011 Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Contact Person: Jennifer Mitchell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Amerindian Languages

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The 7th annual Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America is sponsored by the Center for American Indian Languages (CAIL) and the Smithsonian. Presentations of research on any aspect of American Indian languages are invited.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts deadline: Jan. 15, 2011

Sponsors:Smithsonian Institution, College of Humanities, and CAIL (Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah)

Keynote speaker:Dr. Jane Hill, University of Arizona

Call for papers:Presentations are invited on any aspect of American Indian languages, including language documentation and description; language revitalization; historical linguistics; theoretical implications of minority languages; anthropological linguistics; sociolinguistics; text collection and analysis; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. American Indian participants are especially invited and encouraged to attend. For more information about the conference and to register visit the conference web page at and click on the CELCNA link.

Abstracts are invited for:(a) 20-minute papers or(b) posters.Please indicate your preference with your abstract. Papers and posters can be presented in English or Spanish.

Deadline for Abstracts: Jan. 15, 2011.The Program Committee will announce results about Feb. 5.

Abstract Guidelines:Abstracts, no longer than one page including references, should include paper title, name of author(s), affiliation. Abstracts will be submitted on line through the LINGUIST List's conference support facility. To submit an abstract, please go to .

Teacher Workshop:A concurrent workshop entitled Teaching beginning students how to speak their ancestral language will be held on Friday April, 22nd organized by Marianna DiPaolo of the University of Utah. Participation for this workshop requires pre-registration; available on the conference website:

Special Session on Community Language Programs: A special concurrent session concentrating on revitalization programs, language classes, technology, orthography, and other community issues will be held on Saturday April 23rd. Authors should indicate if their preference is to present their paper at this session or the main session.

Registration:Pre-registration is available at the conference web page before April 11th: $70 for conference participants (students $35) (tribal elders, no cost). This is used to cover the cost of conference rooms, refreshments and dinner on Friday evening. Registration after April 8th or at the conference is $80 for nonstudents and $40 for students. Registration is available on the conference website:

Archive of Proceedings:Papers delivered at the conference are eligible to be included in the proceedings of the conference, archived on the website for the Center for American Indian Languages. Finished papers must be received no later than two weeks after the conference to be included in the conference proceedings.

Accommodations:University Guest House - 100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers' Club) and from CAIL. To book accommodations, contact the Guest House directly (mention CELCNA):

University Guest House University of Utah110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000), Fax 801-587-1001Website make reservations early; rooms will be held for the conference only until early March.)

Additional information:Contact Jennifer Mitchell>. If you need information not easily arranged via e-mail, please call: Tel. 801-587-0720 during business hours.

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