CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Conference Theme: Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology
Over the past two decades endangered language documentation and conservation has (re)emerged as a distinct subfield of linguistics with its own methodology and theoretical underpinnings. This reemergence has occurred in parallel with a dramatic technological evolution which has put advanced computing tools in the hands of language documenters and those striving to reclaim and maintain endangered languages. Moreover, technology is also changing traditional user roles, blurring the lines between linguist, speaker, and activist by providing increased access to information. Digital tools have the power to greatly accelerate the language work, but the digital realm also brings new challenges for endangered languages, which sometimes struggle to thrive in a digitally-mediated world.
At ICLDC 2019 we propose to initiate a dialogue which will lead to improved connections between communities, languages, and technologies. We specifically aim to bring together three groups which have not always worked closely together, namely: linguists, language communities, and technology developers.
Following a format introduced at the ICLDC 2017, we are including a 90-minute block on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to be dedicated to two alternative conference activities: Workshops and Talk Story discussions. We also introduce a new conference event, the Technology Showcase, which will bring together technology developers and community members to explore new applications of language technology. Finally, we welcome proposals for regular paper and poster presentations as well.
Please note the differing deadlines and guidelines for the Workshops and Talk Story proposals (June 30) the Paper, Poster, and Technology Showcase proposals (August 31).
Online registration for the conference will open October 1, 2018.
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