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CALL FOR PAPERS: LANGUAGE DEATH, ENDANGERMENT, DOCUMENTATION AND REVITALIZATION

26th UWM Linguistics Symposium
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
October 20-22, 2011

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Fred Eckman, Elena Mihas, Edith Moravcsik, Sally Noonan, Hamid Ouali, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval, Bozena Tieszen, Kathleen Wheatley

DESCRIPTION
In a globalized world where hundreds of languages are expected to become extinct in the 21st century, it is highly relevant to analyze the viability and continuity of threatened languages. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss this impending loss to humankind from a multidisciplinary perspective.

We invite contributions for the assessment of this process from Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, and related fields. Equally welcome is the participation of practitioners in language revitalization efforts. We wish to combine theoretical and practical perspectives for the analysis of the linguistic and social processes involved in language death, endangerment, documentation and revitalization.

Possible topics include the following:
– The genetic and areal distribution of endangered languages
– Structural characteristics of endangered languages
– Cultural characteristics of endangered language communities
– Causes of language endangerment
– Documentation of endangered languages
– Language revitalization programs and practices
– Academic ethics and advocacy in language endangerment

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
(a) Length:
The abstract may be up to one page of text plus up to half a page containing possible examples, charts, and references.

(b) Format:
The abstract should include the title of the paper and the text of the abstract but not the author’s name or affiliation. The e-mail message to which it is attached should list the title, the author’s name, and the author’s affiliation. Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously.

Please send the message to reidoval@uwm.edu

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1st, 2011
Authors will be notified on their acceptance status by April 30th, 2011.

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https://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/linguistics2011
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