SOCIAL EVENTS, PRE- & POST-CONFERENCE EVENTS
Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Endangered Languages (ComputEL-3)
Imin Center, Hawai'i, February 26-27, 2019
The ComputEL-3 workshop will focus on the use of computational methods in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists interested in working on methods for endangered languages, field linguists working on documenting these languages, and the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.
Thursday, February 28 &
Saturday, March 2
Imin Center Lanai
The ICLDC 6 receptions will be held outside on the Imin Center Lanai. The evening will be an opportunity to mingle with other conference attendees while enjoying pūpū (Hawaiian for ‘hors d’oeuvre’), drinks, good conversations, and live entertainment.
Lono A‘e I Nā Leo Kūpuna: Hearing Ancestral Voices (Hilo Field Study)
March 4-5, 2019
An optional two-day He ʻŌlelo Ola Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will take place March 4-5, 2019, immediately after the ICLDC conference on the island of Oʻahu. 35 years ago marks the start to restore life for the Hawaiian language through Hawaiʻi's first Pūnana Leo Hawaiian language medium preschools. The Hilo Field Study provides first-hand experience of Hawaiian language revitalization by visiting the infant toddler through high school Hawaiian medium education system. The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's College of Hawaiian Language prepares fluent second Hawaiian language speakers to become Hawaiian immersion teachers through the College's Kahuawaiola Teacher Licensing Program. The theme for the He ʻŌlelo Ola Hilo Field Study conference, Lono Aʻe I Nā Leo Kūpuna - Hearing Ancestral Voices, highlights Hawaiʻi's last native Hawaiian speakers and the importance of connecting to language documentation for language rejuvenation.
Registration and program information for He ʻŌlelo Ola Hilo Field Study will be posted shortly. (It is separate from ICLDC registration.) We will include a link here when it is available. As noted above, the Hilo Field Study takes place on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, while the ICLDC takes place on the island of Oʻahu, so please take this into account when you plan your travel.