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LINGUIST List 20.2701

Thu Aug 06 2009

Confs: Language Documentation, General Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Oliver Bond, Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2

Message 1: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2
Date: 06-Aug-2009
From: Oliver Bond <oliver.bondsoas.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2
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Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2
Short Title: LDLT2

Date: 13-Nov-2009 - 14-Nov-2009
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Peter Sells
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hrelp.org/LDLT2

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

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, many of the talks address these
themes in relation to languages of Africa.

The plenary speakers are:

Prof. Larry M. Hyman, University of California, Berkeley
Good Things Come in Small Languages: Grammatical Loss and Innovation in Nzadi

Professor Tania Kuteva, SOAS, London/Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf
Grammatical Categories and Linguistic Theory

The conference will also host a panel discussion on documentation and theory construction for African languages.

The programme for Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2 (LDLT2) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London is now available online:


The conference will take place at SOAS on Friday 13 - Saturday 14 November 2009. Registration is now open, with a special early bird rate available until Monday 14 September 2009:


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