2016 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Call for proposals
Workshops on Language Documentation and Language Continuity
June 20 – July 1, 2016
Deadline for receipt of proposals: June 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2015
CoLang is soliciting proposals for workshops in language documentation, maintenance and revitalization for the fifth CoLang Institute on Collaborative Language Research. CoLang participants include linguists, Indigenous community members, graduate and undergraduate students in linguistics and anthropology, archival researchers, and language activists. Two weeks of workshops will be followed by 3 weeks of intensive language documentation practica.
CoLang focuses on collaborative language work that connects academic fieldwork to community development and goals. Many participants work with endangered languages around the world. Past participants have gone on to great success, developing documentation and revitalization projects, generating funding, and presenting results at major national and international conferences.
CoLang 2016 will offer courses in linguistic fieldwork, technological training, archival research, interdisciplinary collaborations with the arts and sciences, developing collaborative community language projects, and pedagogical/teaching applications, as well as foundation courses in linguistics.
A list of courses already staffed can be found on the CoLang website. We are especially interested in finding instructors for courses in the following areas:
— Database Design
— Phonetic Analysis with PRAAT
— R Programming for Linguists
— Regular Expressions
— Video Recording for Linguistic Analysis
We are also soliciting proposals for approximately ten new workshops that will complement existing courses and fit with CoLang themes.
CoLang workshops meet four days per week, 1.5 hours per day.
Workshop proposals should be a maximum of 2 pages long and include:
— Brief description of workshop content, including: general lesson plan, target audience, and beginning, intermediate, or advanced level.
— How you plan to teach it (balance of theory, examples, hands-on exercises).
— Your qualifications for teaching this class, including previous courses taught with similar content.
We encourage students and language activists to submit course proposals. For examples of workshop titles and descriptions from a previous institutes, see the CoLang website.
Previous Institutes have been hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Kansas, the University of Oregon, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Travel and room and board will be covered for instructors. Depending on funding, a modest honorarium may be provided.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed proposals should be submitted as a PDF to email@example.com
Sponsored by the Alaska Native Language Center, the Linguistics Society of America, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Southeast, and the Endangered Language Fund.
Dr. Siri Tuttle, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Alice Taff, University of Alaska Southeast