From: Nicole Nau <naunicolamu.edu.pl>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Latgalistics
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Full Title: 4th International Conference on Latgalistics
Date: 29-Sep-2011 - 30-Sep-2011
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Nicole Nau
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~baltolog/konferencja.html
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation
Call Deadline: 15-May-2011
4th International Conference on Latgalistics:
Documentation of Endangered Languages and Cultures - from Traditional
Records to Digital Resources
September 29-30, 2011, Poznań, Poland
Commemorating the 120th anniversary of Stefania Ulanowska's study ‘Łotysze
Stefania Ulanowska's Łotysze Inflant Polski (1891, 1892, 1895) is the most
comprehensive documentation of 19th century Latgalian traditional culture
and of a Latgalian dialect. Its three volumes contain ethnographic
descriptions and a large collection of traditional tales, songs, and
proverbs, collected during fieldwork, transcribed in a practical
orthography and translated into Polish. It represents the best ethnographic
practice of the time, and thanks to this particular methodology, documents
of numerous endangered languages and cultures have been preserved for later
generations. Such motivation and these traditional methods of gathering
data in fieldwork and publishing them in print have not lost their
importance, but thanks to new technologies they have been supplemented by
new forms: films, web-sites, electronic corpora, on-line dictionaries,
multi-media presentations, and others.
The annual International Conference on Latgalistics was founded in 2008 in
St. Petersburg as a forum for research on Latgalian language, literature,
and culture. A volume of articles based on papers held at the conference is
published in the subsequent year as a supplement to the journal Via
Latgalica (Rēzekne, Latvia), which has an international editorial board.
Scholars from other fields are invited to join in the discussion on related
Aleksey Andronov (Saint Petersburg State University)
Lidija Leikuma (University of Latvia)
Nicole Nau (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Ilga Šuplinska (Rēzekne University College)
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Institute of Linguistics, Department of Baltic languages
Conference fee: 150 PLN (regular) / 75 PLN (students).
Call for Papers:
In 2011 we invite papers on the following topics:
- Documentation of Latgalian language and culture, and the use of such
documentation in research and education
- Documentation of other endangered languages and cultures, with a focus on
the languages of the historical Rzeczpospolita, as well as methodological
questions of documentation
- Work of Stefania Ulanowska
- Other topics concerning Latgalian language, literature, and culture
Conference languages: Latgalian, Latvian, English, Polish.
Time for presentation: 30 minutes including discussion.
Please send an e-mail with your name, institutional affiliation, and
contact information (mailing address and e-mail address) and attach an
abstract of about 300 words.
Abstracts must be received by May 15, 2011. Notification of acceptance will
be by May 30, 2011.
Abstracts of accepted papers will be published on the conference's homepage.
Mailing address: baltologamu.edu.pl
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