Workshop on language documentation: multilingual settings and technological advances

Uppsala University
24–26 October 2019

The workshop will provide a forum for discussing issues related to language documentation in multilingual settings and recent technological advances. This includes challenges of carrying out documentation of multilingual settings as well as contributions of recent technological advances in data collection and efficient data processing.

Invited speakers:

  • Friederike Lüpke, SOAS University of London

  • Colette Grinevald, Université Lyon

  • Helene Fatima Idriss, University of Khartoum  

  • Niclas Burenhult, Lund University

  • Henrik Bergqvist, Stockholm University

  • Heriberto Avelino, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México

We invite researchers to submit abstracts for presentations at the workshop, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Challenges and contributions of multilingual data;

  • Managing the interplay between field data and theory;

  • Integrating sociolinguistic variables in the description of lesser-documented languages;

  • From fluent speakers to rememberers: sociolinguistic profiling of speakers;

  • Digital dictionary development of lesser-documented languages;

  • Technological support for language documentation;

  • Linguistic fieldwork and interdisciplinary research collaborations (e.g. anthropology, ethnobiology, geography, musicology, information and communications technology);

  • Community-based language documentation

Abstracts should be not longer than one (A4 or letter) page excluding references. Abstracts – in pdf format only – should be sent to Easychair.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 July 2019*
Notification to authors: 5 August 2019*

(*) All deadlines are 23:59 Hawaii time