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FYI: 3L Summer School - Student scholarships available

Author: Edward Garrett

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: (This message is a reminder of the 3L Summer School to be held in London
this summer.)

The Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies
is proud to host the second 3L International Summer School on Language
Documentation and Description from 22 June - 3 July.

This two week summer school aims at introducing the concepts and practices
of language documentation and its links to language description for future
and novice field linguists. It will draw upon the extensive expertise of
the three organizing universities in the 3L Consortium: University of Lyon,
Leiden University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London,
with additional significant participation this year from the Deafness
Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) based at University College
London. It follows on from the success of the first 3L Summer School held
in Lyon in 2008.

The school focuses on providing theoretical knowledge necessary to pursue
language documentation and description in tandem with offering hands on
training in technical areas of language documentation, data management and

It features courses covering a wide range of topics that include
lexicography, data management and archiving, the use of media in language
documentation, sign language documentation, linguistic typology and areal
linguistics, with a full day dedicated to practical training in using
software tools, advanced video and advanced audio documentation.

Please note that scholarships are available, which in some cases cover the
FULL COST of attending the event, including accommodation and
transportation. Please see the website for details. It is also anticipated
that sign language interpretation services will be available in both BSL
and ASL.

Important Dates:

15 April: Scholarship applications due
11 May: Early bird registration
21 June: Registration

For complete details, please see the website:

If you have any queries, please contact Alison Kelly at:

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