The 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), “Enriching Theory, Practice, & Application”

Country: USA

City: Mānoa, Hawaiʻi

Abstr. due: 31.08.2014

Dates: 26.02.14 — 01.03.14

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Sociology;

Address: 1859 East-West Road #106 Honolulu HI 96822-2322

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Organizers: National Foreign Language Resource Center


The conference program will feature two keynote talks, an integrated series of Master Class workshops and four Special Sessions on Pedagogy in Language Conservation. An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately follow the conference (March 2-3).

The theme of the 4th ICLDC, “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” highlights the need to strengthen the links between language documentation (practice), deep understanding of grammatical structure (theory), and methods for teaching endangered languages (application). At this conference, we intend to focus on language documentation as the investigation of grammar and linguistic structure, on the one hand, and the development of that investigation into sound pedagogy for endangered languages, on the other. 

We aim to build on the strong momentum created by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ICLDCs to discuss research and revitalization approaches yielding rich records that can benefit both the field of language documentation and speech communities. We hope you will join us.

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