Tenth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment 2020

Country: United Kingdom

City: Cambridge

Abstr. due: 10.04.2020

Dates: 30.06.20 — 30.06.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: mcj11 AT cam.ac.uk

Organizers: University of Cambridge


The Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment is now in its tenth year. Themes it has explored within language endangerment include: language policy and planning, language documentation, the role of new technologies, orthography development, the role of schools, new speakers, revitalisation strategies and language change. On this tenth anniversary of the conference, we invite participants to consider these themes and the way in which they will develop over the coming decade. What challenges lie ahead for endangered language communities, activists and academics engaged in reversing language shift? What theoretical frameworks are proving most successful in terms of the analysis of the linguistic structure of endangered languages? How will changing attitudes amongst speakers affect the success of language revitalisation? How will policy-makers shape language legislation and respond to the concerns of endangered language speech communities? Has the potential of new technologies been effectively engaged to support the documentation, description and revitalisation of endangered languages or has the role of these technologies been overplayed?

Conference Web-Site: https://www.mmll.cam.ac.uk/centres/celc/conference-series