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2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation

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2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: 
Strategies for Moving Forward.
Honolulu, Hawai'i, February 11-13, 2011

The 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation 
(ICLDC) will be held February 11-13, 2011, at the Hawai‘i Imin International 
Conference Center on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus. Two days of 
optional technical training workshops will precede the conference (Feb 9-10 - 
see details below). An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawai'i) 
to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately 
follow the conference (Feb. 14-15).

The 1st ICLDC, with its theme “Supporting Small Languages Together," 
underscored the need for communities, linguists, and other academics to work in 
close collaboration. The theme of the 2nd ICLDC is “Strategies for Moving 
Forward." We aim to build on the strong momentum created at the 1st ICLDC and 
to discuss research and revitalization approaches yielding rich, accessible 
records which can benefit both the field of language documentation and speech 
communities. We hope you will join us.


We welcome abstracts on best practices for language documentation and 
conservation moving forward, which may include:

- Archiving matters
- Community-based documentation/conservation initiatives
- Data management
- Fieldwork methods
- Ethical issues
- Interdisciplinary fieldwork
- Language planning
- Lexicography
- Methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality
- Orthography design
- Reference grammar design
- Reports on language maintenance, preservation, and revitalization
- Teaching/learning small languages
- Technology in documentation – methods and pitfalls
- Topics in areal language documentation
- Training in documentation methods – beyond the university

This is not an exhaustive list, and individual proposals on topics outside 
these areas are warmly welcomed.


Abstracts should be submitted in English, but presentations can be in any 
language. We particularly welcome presentations in languages of the region 
discussed. Authors may submit no more than one individual and one joint 
(co-authored) proposal.

ABSTRACTS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 31, 2010, with notification of acceptance by 
September 30, 2010. We ask for ABSTRACTS OF NO MORE THAN 400 WORDS for online 
publication so that conference participants can have a good idea of the content 
of your paper and a 50-WORD SUMMARY for inclusion in the conference program. 
All abstracts will be submitted to blind peer review by international experts 
on the topic.

See ICLDC conference website for ONLINE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM. We will only 
be accepting proposal submissions for papers or posters.

**Note for students**:  Scholarships for up to $1,500 will be awarded to the 
six best student abstracts submitted to help defray travel expenses to come and 
present at the conference.  (Only U.S.-based students are eligible for this 
scholarship due to funding source regulations, and only one scholarship awarded 
per abstract.)  If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please select 
the "Yes" button on the proposal submission form.

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit to the journal 
Language Documentation & Conservation for publication. (Most presentations from 
the 1st ICLDC were recorded and can be heard as podcasts here: 


- Papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes of
   question time.
- Posters will be on display throughout the conference. Poster
   presentations will run during the lunch breaks.


* Keren D. Rice, University of Toronto
* Wayan Arka, Australian National University
* Larry Kimura, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo


* The Use of Film in Language Documentation (Organizers: Rozenn Milin and
   Melissa Bisagni)
* Grammaticography (Organizer: Sebastian Nordhoff)
* Colloquium on Dictionaries and Endangered Languages: Technology,
   Revitalization, and Collaboration (Organizer: Sarah Ogilvie)

Pre-conference workshops will be an additional $20/workshop.  The number of 
spaces available per workshop will be limited and can be signed up for via the 
conference registration form, available in September.

Wednesday Feb 9th 9:00-12:00
- Flex (Beth Bryson)
- Elan (Andrea Berez)
- Advanced Toolbox (Albert Bickford)

Wednesday Feb 9th 1:00-4:00
- Psycholinguistic techniques for the assessment of language strength
   (Amy Schafer and William O'Grady)
- Flex (repeat offering) (Beth Bryson)
- Video/film in langdoc 1- use of video for langdoc (TBA)

Thursday Feb 10th, 9:00-12:00
- Video/film in langdoc 2 - use of video for langdoc (TBA)
- Elan (repeat offering) (Andrea Berez)
- LEXUS and VICOS - lexicon and conceptual spaces (Jacquelijn Ringersma)

Thursday Feb 10th, 1:00-4:00
- Archiving challenges and metadata (Paul Trilsbeek)
- Language acquisition for revitalization specialists (William O'Grady
   and Virginia Yip)
- Advanced Toolbox (repeat offering) (Albert Bickford)


Helen Aristar-Dry (LinguistList, Eastern Michigan University)
Peter Austin (SOAS, London)
Linda Barwick (University of Sydney)
Steven Bird (University of Melbourne)
Phil Cash Cash (University of Arizona)
Lise Dobrin (University of Virginia)
Arienne Dwyer (University of Kansas)
Margaret Florey (Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity)
Carol Genetti (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Spike Gildea (University of Oregon)
Jeff Good (SUNY Buffalo)
Joseph Grimes (SIL International)
Colette Grinevald (University of Lyon)
Nikolaus Himmelmann (Institut für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
   Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Leanne Hinton (University of California, Berkeley)
Gary Holton (Alaska Native Language Center)
Will McClatchey (University of Hawai'i)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Claire Moyse-Faurie (LACITO, CNRS)
Toshihide Nakayama (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Keren D. Rice (University of Toronto)
Norvin Richards (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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