LINGUIST List 30.4534

Sat Nov 30 2019

Calls: Language Acquisition, Language Documentation/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 23-Nov-2019
From: Mari Jones <>
Subject: Tenth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment
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Full Title: Tenth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

Date: 30-Jun-2020 - 30-Jun-2020
Location: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mari Jones
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2020


Meeting Description:

The Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment is now in its tenth year. Themes it has explored within language endangerment include: language policy and planning, language documentation, the role of new technologies, orthography development, the role of schools, new speakers, revitalisation strategies and language change. On this tenth anniversary of the conference, we invite participants to consider these themes and the way in which they will develop over the coming decade. What challenges lie ahead for endangered language communities, activists and academics engaged in reversing language shift? What theoretical frameworks are proving most successful in terms of the analysis of the linguistic structure of endangered languages? How will changing attitudes amongst speakers affect the success of language revitalisation? How will policy-makers shape language legislation and respond to the concerns of endangered language speech communities? Has the potential of new technologies been effectively engaged to support the documentation, description and revitalisation of endangered languages or has the role of these technologies been overplayed?

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of 200 words maximum to be submitted via email to the organisers by April 10, 2020. Please include in the abstract document your name and your affiliation as you would like to see them in the programme.

Paper format: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions


- Mari Jones (French Section, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics / Peterhouse, University of Cambridge)
- Oliver Mayeux (French Section, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, University of Cambridge)

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