Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington
CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language ResearchFollow @CoLang2014
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of attending CoLang 2014?
-Training in best practices in language documentation and revitalization
-Instructors from all over the world
-Networking with students, practicing linguists and indigenous community members
-Customizable courses ranging from basic linguistics, technology, community language work, and applied language work
-Networking with top scholars in a variety of fields
-Field Methods/Practicum courses
I am from outside the U.S. Am I eligible to attend?
Absolutely! Participants from other countries are always welcome at CoLang. Please email us to let us know if you need an invitation letter, like this sample letter, to start the visa process for your country.
Will I need to join the Linguistic Society of America or another organization to attend?
You do not need to join the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) unless you are applying for a fellowship from the LSA.
How much will registration cost?
Estimated registration for the two-week workshops will be $750. Estimated registration for the entire six-weeks workshops (two-week workshops and the four-weeks of field methods/practicum) will be $2250. For more information, visit the Anticipated Costs page.
What kind of housing will be available?
Participants at CoLang 2014 may choose to stay in the on-campus residence halls or look for available housing off campus. On-campus housing will be available through the registration site. The on-campus residence dorms were recently built in 2004 (Kalpana Chawla Hall) and 2012 (Vandergriff Hall). While the residence halls have community kitchens, we expect the majority of participants to purchase a meal plan.
If you are interested in off-campus housing, Centennial Court is a nearby apartment complex that allows short-term leases. In addition, there may be sublet options in Arlington during the summer that may suit your needs and desires. Please note that the CoLang staff has no relationship with any of the sublet options and that we will we not be able to intervene in any problems that may arise. All sublet agreements are between the sublettor and the sublettee (you).
Are there scholarship opportunities for CoLang 2014?
Yes. There will be several scholarship opportunities for CoLang 2014. More information will be available soon about the LSA sponsored scholarship, the ELF sponsored scholarship and the CoLang internal scholarships. Check the Scholarships page for more information as it becomes available.
I’m not a student. Can I still attend CoLang?
Definitely. CoLang is for a wide variety of people interested in language documentation and revitalization, including indigenous community members, undergraduate and graduate students and practicing linguists.
How many classes can I take at CoLang?
CoLang 2014 consists of two weeks of four-day workshops. You can choose up to four classes per week for a total of 8 classes. There will also be two days of 2 hour workshops where you can choose two workshops each day. In addition, you may choose to stay for the four week field methods/practicum portion. For more information, refer to the Schedule page.
Can I get credit for CoLang courses?
Participants at CoLang 2014 will receive a certificate for completion of the two-week workshops as well as the four-week field methods/practicum course if applicable. CoLang is not an accredited institution, so participants wanting to transfer credit will need to negotiate that with their home institution.
How do I register for CoLang 2014?
Registration for CoLang will be done through this website. We expect registration to open December 1. Please check back for more information soon.
What if I have a question that’s not answered here?
Please email us. We really enjoy getting messages from our participants, so don’t hesitate to write!