Workshop on language documentation: multilingual settings and technological advances
24–25 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.
Heriberto Avelino, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México
Henrik Bergqvist, Stockholm University
Colette Grinevald, Université Lyon
Helene Fatima Idriss, University of Khartoum
Friederike Lüpke, University of Helsinki
The themes of the workshop revolve around language documentation and:
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.
The workshop will be held in Blåsenhus (How to get to Blåsenhus) in rooms 13:028 & 13:029 (Thursday) and 13:029 & 13:132 (Friday).
All rooms are equipped with a projector (VGA and HDMI connections) and audio equipment. Please bring your own device to present with.
An up-to-date version of the schedule will be kept here
A publication will be generated based on the contributions of those authors who are willing. A proposal for a special issue will be submitted to LD&C. When we adhere to the proposed schedule, we should end up with a published work by the nd of 2020.
Proposed key datas:
- first draft submitted: 2020•03•20
- review back: 2020•05•29
- revisions due: 2020•07•15
- final collection to publisher: 2020•10•01
If you are interested in contributing to the volume and able to keep to the proposed key dates, but have not already indicated yout interest, please be in touch with Robert Borges – robert.borges(at)valentin.uu.se.
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