Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington
CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language ResearchFollow @CoLang2014
CoLang 2014, the 2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (formerly InField) will occur in June and July 2014, hosted by The University of Texas at Arlington, with Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald as Director. CoLang 2014 is funded by a National Science Foundation grant, BCS#1263939 and by various units at UT Arlington. The theme of CoLang 2014 is Native American languages, but participants and instructors from countries all over the world are expected to attend. The Linguistic Society of America is also an official sponsor of CoLang 2014. (For full list of sponsors, click here.)
CoLang offers an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, practicing linguists, and indigenous community members to develop and refine skills and approaches to language documentation and revitalization. The Institute is designed to provide an opportunity for a diverse range of participants to become trained in a wide range of skills in community-centered language documentation.
The institute consists of two parts: the Workshops - two weeks of intensive workshops on practices, principals and models of language documentation and revitalization, followed by a four-week field methods course, working with speakers of select indigenous languages applying hands-on techniques in language documentation. Participants may choose to enroll only in the two-week Workshops.
Registration will open December 2013.
Advisory Circle: Co-Conveners: Mary Linn (2014; CELP Liaison); Toshihide Nakayama (2014); Other Members:Kennedy Bosire; (2016); Jenny Davis (2014); Arienne Dwyer (2016); Colleen Fitzgerald (2018); Margaret Florey (2014); Susan Gehr (2016); Spike Gildea (2014); Brad McDonnell (2014); Daryn McKenny (2016); Carlos Nash (2016); Keren Rice (2014); Patricia Shaw (2014; SSILA Liaison); and Eno-Abasi Urua (2014)
Previous Institute Hosts: Previous Institutes were hosted by the University of Kansas in 2012 (CoLang 2012),the University of Oregon in 2010 (InField 2010), and the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008 (InField 2008).
Charter Co-Lang/InField Institute Charter (Adopted June 26, 2012)