Interested in Linguistics? Register now for CoLang at KU

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This summer, KU and the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities is hosting CoLang, a collaborative Language Research Institute.  The topic is native language preservation and revitalization.  Cherokee, Tlingit, Amazigh, and Uda languages will be the specific areas of study, but participants will be able to apply the concepts and techniques to any language (no prior experience is required). Students, faculty, and tribal members from around the U.S., Canada, and beyond are expected to attend.


CoLang 2012 is a six-week Institute on Collabora­tive Lan­guage Re­search (formerly InField) designed to provide an opportunity for graduate students, prac­ticing lin­guists, and community linguists to become trained in a wide range of skills in community-cen­tered language documentation.



Suc­cess­fully held in 2008 (UCSB) and 2010 (U of Oregon), the six-week insti­tute consists of two parts: the Work­shops - two weeks of intensive workshops on the practice of documentary linguistics – followed by a Practicum – a four-week apprenticeship in the applica­tion of linguis­tic science and techno­logy to on-site empirical documentation (a.k.a. “field linguis­tics”). The two parts are integrated, as students who enroll in the Practicum are required to enroll in the preceding Workshops, thereby re­ceiving an intensive course in docu­mentary best practices before putting these skills to use. Participants may choose to enroll only in the two-week Work­shops.

http://idrh.ku.edu/colang2012/



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