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Presentations (including audio recordings) from the conference can now be found here: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/5961.

The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) will be held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, on the east side of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus, from March 12th-14th, 2009. There will also be an optional opportunity to visit Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawai'i, in an extension of the conference that will focus on the Hawaiian language revitalization program, March 16th-17th.

It has been a decade since Himmelmann's article on language documentation appeared and focused the field into thinking in terms of creating a lasting record of a language that could be used by speakers as well as by academics. This conference aims to assess what has been achieved in the past decade and what the practice of language documentation within linguistics has been and can be. It has become apparent that there is too much for a linguist alone to achieve and that language documentation requires collaboration. This conference will focus on the theme of collaboration in language documentation and revitalization and will include sessions on interdisciplinary topics.

Plenary speakers include:

Nikolaus Himmelmann, University of Münster
Leanne Hinton, UC Berkeley
Paul Newman, Indiana University
Phil Cash Cash, University of Arizona

Press information about the issues and the conference

Conference sponsors

UH Department of Linguistics
UH National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
UH National Resource Center - East Asia (NRCEA)
UH Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS) 
UH Endowment for the Humanities
Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language (UH Hilo campus)
ʻAha Pūnana Leo
ʻImiloa Astronomy Education Center

Advisory committee

Helen Aristar-Dry (LinguistList, Eastern Michigan University)
Peter Austin (SOAS, London)
Linda Barwick (Music, University of Sydney)
Steven Bird (University of Melbourne)
Phil Cash Cash (University of Arizona)
Lise Dobrin (University of Virginia)
Nicholas Evans (Linguistics, Australian National University)
Margaret Florey (Linguistics, Monash University)
Carol Genetti (Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Spike Gildea (University of Oregon)
Jeff Good (SUNY Buffalo)
Colette Grinevald (University of Lyon)
Nikolaus Himmelmann (Institut für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Leanne Hinton (University of California, Berkeley)
Gary Holton (Alaska Native Language Center)
Anna Margetts (Linguistics, Monash University)
Will McClatchey (Botany, University of Hawai'i)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Claire Moyse-Faurie (LACITO, CNRS)
Ulrike Mosel (Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Kiel)
Toshihide Nakayama (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Paul Newman (Indiana University, University of Michigan)
Yuko Otsuka (Linguistics, University of Hawai'i)
Keren D. Rice (University of Toronto)
Norvin Richards (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


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