Petición de contribucionesInfoling 7.38 (2017)

Título:Communities in Control: Learning tools and strategies for multilingual endangered language communities (CinC 2017)
Entidades organizadoras:Mercator Research Centre; SOAS World Languages Institute; CIDLeS - Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation; Foundation for Endangered Languages
Lugar de celebración:Alcanena, Portugal
Fecha de inicio:19 de octubre de 2017
Fecha de finalización:21 de octubre de 2017
Circular Nº:2
DescripciónWe cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members working on the revitalization of endangered languages, its documentation and archiving to join the International Conference on “Communities in Control”. This conference is organised together with the Foundation of Endangered Languages as FEL XXI, the 21st issue of a series of yearly conferences for which printed proceedings will be published.

During the last two decades many regional minority and endangered languages have been documented, a process which has led to the creation of different archived collections. This has been, however, mostly, a scholar-driven effort and the concerned language communities have, themselves, not been involved in it and have not identified with the documentation projects. Most of the data thus produced, especially archived material, has, consequently, been too little used by communities for their own initiatives.

This situation requires an urgent shift in the research model and archive interfaces. It is extremely important to work directly and in collaboration with the speech communities but crucially, also, to empower these communities and provide them with the ability to participate with their own expertise in the definition and implementation of research agendas and projects, thus making it possible for their needs and interests to determine that implementation.

Whilst it is understandable that language documentation should follow the initiatives of scholars as well as communities, revitalisation, for its part, if it is to be successful, needs to be entirely community-driven. Revitalisation should be a bottom-up process, motivated, desired and designed by the community; it must be integrated into its everyday life and inseparable from it.

Call for abstracts

In this context, this 3-day event aims to focus on community-driven activities. Abstracts are invited for papers on the following subtopics:
- Community-driven revitalization projects
- Use of archives for language safeguarding, revitalization and teaching
- Connecting communities to archived collections: content, interface, language
- Development of linguistic tourism: connecting language revitalization to local economic development as a way of increasing the status of local languages

The abstracts should be in English, no longer than 500 words, must include 3 to 5 keywords and be sent as Word or PDF to and by July 23rd, 2017. In the body of the email, but separate from the abstract, please include the following information:
author(s), institution(s), phone number(s), e-mail(s).

Each presentation will be assigned 30 minutes: we recommend allowing 5 to 10 minutes of this time for questions and discussion.

Accepted authors are expected to submit a paper for the Proceedings in advance of the conference.

Information on fees:
Área temática:Antropología lingüística, Lenguas indígenas o de fuerte tradición oral y/o transmisión comunitaria, Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística de corpus, Sociolingüística
Comité científicoVera Ferreira, CIDLeS
Cor van der Meer, Mercator
Mandana Seyfeddinipur, SOAS University of London
Nicholas Ostler, FEL
Tjeerd de Graaf, Groningen University
Chris Moseley, FEL
Salem Mezhoud, FEL
Comité organizadorVera Ferreira, CIDLeS
Cor van der Meer, Mercator
Mandana Seyfeddinipur, SOAS University of London
Nicholas Ostler, FEL
Steven Krauwer, CLARIN
Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el23 de octubre de 2017
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:1 de agosto de 2017
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:inglés,
Remitente:Vera Ferreira
Institución: CIDLeS
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:17 de julio de 2017

Petición de contribuciones:desde 2010