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LINGUIST List 19.1988

Mon Jun 23 2008

Confs: Anthro Ling, Applied Ling, Lang Documentation, Lexicography/USA

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        1.    Carol Genetti, Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation

Message 1: Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
Date: 20-Jun-2008
From: Carol Genetti <infield2008yahoo.com>
Subject: Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
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Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
Short Title: InField

Date: 23-Jun-2008 - 01-Aug-2008
Location: Santa Barbara, USA
Contact: Carol Genetti
Contact Email: infield2008yahoo.com
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/infield/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Language
Documentation; Lexicography

Meeting Description:

InField is an opportunity for linguists, graduate students in linguistics, and
native speakers of minority languages to receive training in a range of skills
needed to document, maintain, and/or revitalize minority languages. InField will
be divided into two parts: a two-week session of workshops on a range of topics
related to language documentation, maintenance, and revitalization, followed by
a four-week session of Field Training, an intensive course similar to a doctoral
course on field methods, where students will utilize the skills taught in the

Announcement: Beginning Monday, June 23rd

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is
pleased to announce the first:

Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation

Workshops: June 23rd - July 3, 2008
Field Training: July 7-August 1st, 2008
UC Santa Barbara Campus

The Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation is designed for
field linguists, graduate students, and language activists to receive training
in current techniques and issues in language documentation, language
maintenance, and language revitalization.

Steps in language documentation: How do I conceptualize a documentation,
revitalization, or maintenance project? Instructors: Alice Taff, Keren Rice

Models of language documentation and revitalization: What models of language
maintenance and revitalization work? Organizer: Carol Genetti

Audio recording: How do I make a good recording? How do I work with digital
media files? Instructors: Tsuyoshi Ono, Arienne Dwyer

Video recording and editing Instructors: Jung-Eun Janie Lee and Madeleine Adkins

Data Management and Archiving Instructors: Helen Aristar-Dry, Anthony Aristar,
Jeff Good

Principles of database design: What are the best uses of a database, and how do
I make a good one? Instructors: Tyler Peterson, Arienne Dwyer

Toolbox Instructor: Albert Bickford

Life in the field: How do I succeed in the field? Instructors: Lise Dobrin,
Spike Gildea, Knut Olawsky

Problematizing the field experience Instructors: Tucker Childs, Taziff Koroma

Language activism Instructors: Margaret Florey, Susan Penfield

Introduction to linguistics for language activists: What can linguistics teach
me to help me maintain/revitalize my language? Instructor: Marianne Mithun

Web and Wikis for language documentation: How can I use the internet to
document, maintain or revitalize my language? Instructors: Andrea Berez, John
Foreman, Te Taka Keegan

Language resources and the community: How can I provide technical support for my
community? How can I develop materials or work with materials already at hand to
best help my community? Instructors: Victoria Rau, Te Taka Keegan, Knut Olawsky

Grant writing for language activists and linguists: How can I write a successful
grant proposal? Instructors: Spike Gildea, Margaret Florey, Susan Penfield

Aligning text to audio and video using ELAN Instructor: Andrea Berez

Field phonetics Instructors: Matt Gordon, Spike Gildea

Lexicography: How do I make a dictionary? Instructor: Ken Rehg

Orthography: Which orthography should I use? Instructors: Keren Rice, Kristine

The Field Training portion of the institute will be intensive, based on a
traditional graduate course in field methods, but will specifically incorporate
the techniques and technologies of the workshops into the course. We are running
three courses on the Kwak'wala, Ekegusii, and Mende languages simultaneously.

For more information, visit our website:

We thank our sponsors:
U.S. National Science Foundation
U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities: Documenting Endangered Languages Program
University of California, Santa Barbara:
The Office of the Chancellor
The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
The Department of Linguistics
Graduate Division
Living Tongues Foundation
Ramsey Endowed Chair in California Indian Studies
Department of Linguistics at North Texas
Research Foundation of State Universtiy of New York
SIL International and the Linguistics Survey of Nepal
Institute of International Education
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia
These organizations are generously providing critical support for the basic
financial components of InField.
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