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CFP: 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation
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Recognizing Relationships The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa March 4-7, 2021

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When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Where: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 
United States

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For complete information, visit http://ling.lll.hawaii.edu/sites/icldc/

Conference Theme: Recognizing Relationships
There are many critical challenges that endangered language documentation and conservation faces, some of which seem insurmountable, and despite linguists’ best efforts, many of the proposed solutions fall short. These challenges have been apparent to many communities, language activists and academic linguists since (or even before) the earliest public warnings of the “endangered language crisis” in the early 1990’s, and recognition of the great number of large-scale challenges has only become more apparent since.

One reason that many of the current solutions have not reached the level of success to which they have aspired is that the need to identify and/or foster relationships is often minimized or even ignored completely. Identifying and fostering relationships by taking the time to build understanding between stakeholders, learning about needs and skills that can be offered, and developing shared goals and outcomes are central to sustainable solutions for language documentation and conservation. These relationships go beyond those between communities and linguists and extend to multi-party relationships among linguists, communities, other academic fields, governmental and non-governmental organizations, educational and funding agencies, and many other individuals invested in the future of the language. There are also important intra-group relationships within these stakeholding groups (e.g., between members of an Indigenous community, or language workers documenting signed languages and those documenting spoken languages) as well as inter-group relationships between different Indigenous communities.

At ICLDC 2021 we propose to initiate a dialogue on how recognizing relationships can help overcome the many critical challenges in language documentation and language reclamation. We believe that this focus will lead to improved connections among academic linguists, various communities, researchers from other disciplines, educational practitioners, and many other stakeholders. We specifically aim to draw attention to the transformative power of recognizing relationships to overcome critical challenges.

ICLDC 2021: General Session proposals (papers & posters – deadline: September 30, 2020)


While we especially welcome abstracts that address the conference theme, we also welcome abstracts on other subjects in language documentation and conservation, which may include but are not limited to:

Archiving and mobilizing language materials
Ethical issues
Indigenous language education
Indigenous sign languages
Language and its relation to health and well being
Language planning
Language reclamation and revitalization
Language work in the era of covid-19
Lexicography, grammar, orthography and corpus design
Multidisciplinary language documentation
Successful models of documentation
Technology in documentation and reclamation
Topics in areal language documentation
Training and capacity building in language work
Other
Presentation formats

Papers: To allow for as many presentations as possible, we have decided that all 20-minute paper presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded to a platform (to be announced) a few weeks before the beginning of the conference. Conference participants will then have an opportunity to watch presentations before the beginning of the conference. During the conference itself, each paper presentation will be given scheduled time for questions and discussion synchronously over Zoom (details of the discussion period will be announced in October 2020). We are also exploring different ways of encouraging interaction asynchronously (e.g., by posting comments and questions) or synchronously throughout the conference.

Posters: To allow for as many poster presentations as possible, posters will be uploaded as a PDF a few weeks prior to the beginning of the conference. Poster presenters will have the option of uploading an accompanying 10 minute audio/video recording walking participants through the poster. Poster presenters will also have the opportunity to interact with participants at a scheduled time during the conference.

All paper and poster presentations will be archived in ScholarSpace, the University of Hawaiʻi Repository, for continued viewing after the end of the ICLDC.

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