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[from Margaret Florey, Research Network for Linguistic Diversity]

Linguists, Students of Linguistics, Community Language Activists!
InField 2010: INSTITUTE ON FIELD LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION is now open for registration. It will be held at the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon USA)

The Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation is designed for field linguists, graduate students, and language activists to receive training in current techniques and issues in language documentation, language maintenance, and language revitalization.

Workshops: June 21st – July 2nd
Laboratory week: July 5th – July 9th
Field Training: July 5th – July 30th

You can download a poster [.pdf] here

REGISTRATION
Applications for registration (available on the website) will be processed upon receipt with
notification within 14 days. Applications received prior to May 22, 2010 will have priority for
housing; applications submitted after May 22 will have higher fees and may not allow access
to housing.

WORKSHOPS (two weeks of intensive training on a variety of topics and skills)
Overviews
• Steps in language documentation
• Models of language documentation and revitalization
• Principles and multimedia tools for sustainable language documentation, maintenance
and revitalization

Language Maintenance and Revitalization
• Pedagogical grammar development
• Curriculum development (place- and culture-based)
• ACORNS: Acquisition of Restored Native Speech project
• Miromaa - “Modern Ways for Ancient Words”
• Pedagogical phonetics
• Using archival materials for community-based language documentation and
revitalization

Ethics and Activism
• Language community partnerships and respectful linguistic research
• Language activism
• Life in the Field

Technologies
• Audio (intermediate and advanced)
• Video (intermediate and advanced)
• Data management and archiving (intermediate and advanced)
• Principles of database design
• ELAN (a tool that aligns text to audio and video; introductory and advanced)
• Toolbox (a tool to create interlinear glossed text and lexicons; advanced only)
• FLEx (a tool to create interlinear glossed text and lexicons)

And...
• Orthography
• Lexicography
• Transcription of spoken discourse
• Field phonetics
• Ethnobiology
• Survey methods
• Introduction to Linguistics
• Grant writing for language activists or linguists

LABORATORY WEEK (An opportunity to work on your own projects with the assistance and advice of InField staff)

FIELD TRAINING (A four-week intensive apprenticeship in language documentation with native speakers, applying the analytic and data management techniques of the Workshops)

• Uyghur (Turkic) Instructor: Arienne Dwyer (University of Kansas)
• Northern Paiute (Uto-Aztecan) Instructor: Tim Thornes (U. of Central Arkansas)
• TBA Instructor: Sergio Meira

ASSOCIATED EVENTS
• Northwest Indian Language Institute, Summer Institute (June 21-July 2)**
Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference (June 25-27)
Athabaskan/Dene Languages Conference (June 25-27)
45th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages (June 25-27)
Hokan-Penutian Languages Conference (June 25-27)

FOR APPLICATION AND COMPLETE INFORMATION, POINT YOUR BROWSER TO:
http://logos.uoregon.edu/infield2010/registration/index.php/

SPONSORS
U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities:
Documenting Endangered Languages Program
University of Oregon Department of Linguistics

** The Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI) will also be hosting its annual Summer Institute (June 21 – July 30), with courses covering topics including Northwest languages, linguistics, and language teaching methods, centered on the theme Language and Place. Participants at InField will also be able to attend NILI courses if they prefer these to some workshops.

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