Workshop on Vanuatu Languages

While Papua New Guinea and Mexico are commonly cited for their linguadiversity, the island nation Vanuatu has more languages per capita than any other country in the world, about 2200 speakers per language (assuming one speaker per language).

To discuss issues about Vanuatuan languages, a workshop will convene between October 21 and 23 this year at the Kioloa Coastal Campus of Australian National University, about two and-a-half hours outside of Canberra.

An invitation has been issued for talks 30 minutes in length. People wanting to present should contact the organizers as soon as possible. Invitations will then be sent to prospective presenters with a final submission deadline of March 15.

This workshop has been added to the Conferences and Calendar pages on this blog.

This blog post is based on the announcement on the Linguist List. According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 2000 speakers per language in Vanuatu.

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