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LINGUIST List 20.1627

Tue Apr 28 2009

Calls: General Linguistics, Language Documentation/UK

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Peter Sells, Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2

Message 1: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2
Date: 27-Apr-2009
From: Peter Sells <ldlt2.conferencegmail.com>
Subject: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2
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Full Title: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2
Short Title: LDLT2

Date: 13-Nov-2009 - 14-Nov-2009
Location: SOAS, London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Peter Sells
Meeting Email: ldlt2.conferencegmail.com
Web Site: http://www.hrelp.org/LDLT2

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 04-May-2009

Meeting Description:

The conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory
and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on
innovative work on underdescribed or endangered languages. The theme of the
LDLT2 conference is: Linguistic theory and language documentation: innovations,
successes, and challenges. For 2009, we especially welcome submissions
addressing this theme in relation to languages of Africa.

The plenary speakers are:
Prof. Larry M. Hyman, University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Tania Kuteva, SOAS/Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf

Final Call for Papers:
Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper.

Abstracts should be anonymous, a minimum of 11pt font and one page in length,
including references and examples. They should be in .doc or .pdf format (but
not .docx format) and the filename should start with LDLT2, followed by an
underscore and then first authors' surname, e.g. LDLT2_ashmore.pdf. If you have
a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. LDLT2_jjones.pdf.

We invite contributions relating to any aspect of the study of language and
linguistics from any perspective, including:

-Formal theoretical issues;
-Documentary linguistics and responses to language endangerment;
-New techniques and opportunities for documenting and describing languages;
-Historical linguistics;
-Discourse, and narrative structure.

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 4 May 2009
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