September 11, 2011

Call for Papers: Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America


8th Annual Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America (CELCNA)
Dates: March 23-24, 2012
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Call for Papers:
Presentations are invited on any aspect of American Indian languages. Special interest this year is being placed on language documentation and description, computational approaches to documentation and revitalization, community outcomes of language documentation, and lessons learned from language documentation. Other suitable emphases include language revitalization; historical linguistics; anthropological linguistics; sociolinguistics; text collection and analysis; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. American Indian participants are especially invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information about the conference, and to register, visit the conference web page at and click on the CELCNA link.

Teacher Workshop:
A concurrent workshop entitled ‘Teaching Beginning Students How to Speak their Ancestral Language: Oral Language Development’ will be held on Friday, March 23, organized by Marianna Di Paolo of the University of Utah. Participation for this workshop requires pre-registration, available on the conference website

Deadline for abstracts: January 13, 2012

View the full call for papers at

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