This page lists conferences & events focusing primarily on endangered languages.

See the Calendar page for month-by-month list of these events.

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Athabaskan Languages Conference (2011)
Theme: We are Talking Together
Dates: June 27-29, 2011
Location: High Country Inn inWhitehorse, Yukon
Submission deadline: March 31
Fees: Not announced

Endangered Languages Documentation Programme

Acceptance period for grant applications: February 10 to March 28, 2011
Grants available:

  • PhD scholarships (3 years), postdoctoral fellowships (2 years),
  • Major documentation projects (up to 3 years), and
  • Small grants (up to 1 year and 10,000 GBP)

Endangered Languages Week (2011)
Dates: May 9-14, 2011
Location: London, UK
Fees: Most events free

Foundation for Endangered Languages
Theme: Endangered Languages – the Voices they Project, and the Images they Present
Dates: September 7-9, 2011
Location: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Submission deadline: March 13
Fees: Not announced

17th Himalayan Languages Symposium – HLS17 Kobe 2011
Dates: September 6-9, 2011
Location: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan
Submission deadline: April 15
Fees: Not announced

International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages – 46th ICSNL
Dates: August 5-7, 2011
Location: University of British Columbia
Submission deadline: TBA
Fees: TBA

International Mother Language Day – UN Web page: February 21

International Seminar on Language Maintenance and Shift – Indonesia (2011)
Theme: Language Maintenance and/or Language Shift in South-East Asian Countries
Dates: July 2, 2011
Location: Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Submission deadline: May 1
Fees: IDR 300,000 (approx. USD 30) for Indonesians, IDR 500,000 for non-Indonesians

1st International Workshop on the Languages of Vanuatu – Australia (2011)
Theme: (Languages of Vanuatu)
Dates: October 21-23, 2011
Location: Kioloa Coastal Campus of the Australian National University
Submission deadline: March 15
Fees: Not announced

Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 3, London
Dates: November 19-20, 2011 (Workshop: November 18)
Theme: Empirical methodologies that drive forward theory building
Location: School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London
Submission deadline: May 16, 2011
Pre-event workshop: Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving
Fees: To be announced

26th Linguistics Symposium – US 2011

Theme: Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation and Revitalization
Dates: October 20-22, 2011
Location: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US
Submission deadline: February 1
Fees: USD 120/students: 60; late: USD 150/students: 90

2nd Annual Lushootseed Language Conference
Theme: yəhaw! Lifting the Language
Dates: April 30, 2011
Location: Lemieux Library, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Fees: USD 50/40 for early bird (April 22)/20 students and elders

Native Language Revitalization National Summit, Washington, DC

Date: June 4, 2007 (Congressional visits on June 5 in US Senate Russell Building)
Location: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Fees: $50 before May 25, $85 after (limited number of registration scholarships available)

Native Voices Symposium, US
Dates: June 14-16, 2007
Location: University of Arizona
Fees: General – $120, elders – $75, AILDI members – free

NILI Summer Institute 2011, US
Dates: June 20 to July 1, 2011
Theme: Sharing Stories
Location: University of Oregon
Scholarship deadline: April 18
Fees: USD 1550 (not including housing)

NWO Endangered Language Research Programme (ELP)

Date: September 7, 2007
Theme: Language Description and Linguistic Typology
Location: University of Amsterdam
Fees: None

18th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium – US (2011)

Theme: Language and Community: Building Collaboration in Revitalization Work
Dates: May 20-22, 2011
Location: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Submission deadline: April 8
Fees: USD 75-200

South Eastern Conference on Linguistics: SECOL LXXVIII

Dates: April 13-15, 2011
Theme: Sustainable Language
Location: Callaway Gardens, Georgia, US
Fees: USD 100-300 (75-250 if registered by March 25)

Workshop on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment – SoLE
Dates: July 30-31, 2011
Location: University of Colorado, Boulder, US
Submission deadline: March 31
Fees: TBA


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