Conf/CfP - International Conference on Endangered Languages, 20-24 October, 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia

Publish Date: Aug 08, 2016

Deadline: Aug 15, 2016

Today the problem of language vitality is one of the important issues of modern theoretical and practical sociolinguistics. We are pleased to invite scholars, students and stakeholders from across the multidisciplinary field of endangered languages.

The Conference is organized by the Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History of Linguistics - and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University - The conference is organized under the auspices of CIPL, Comite International Permanent des Linguistics -

The conference will be held 20-24 October 2016 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Call for Papers:

The aim of the conference is to gather the researchers working on the problems of endangered languages in different countries or regions. We welcome the papers focusing on diverse topic areas from individual case studies to methodological considerations. The main themes of the conference are:

  • Language endangerment and endangered Languages
  • Types and extent of Language Endangerment
  • Attitude of governments and majority language speakers feel about language endangerment
  • Policy and planning of endangered Languages
  • Documentation of endangered languages
  • Preservation and/or revitalization of endangered languages
  • Databases of endangered Languages
  • Structure of endangered languages and their relevance for the field of theoretical linguistics and language typology 
  • Education on endangered languages
  • Strategies and learning tools for endangered Languages
  • Besides that we welcome other topics related with endangered languages.

Proposals submission

Proposals for papers should be submitted in the form of abstracts of 400 words as Word doc, accompanied by the affiliation, email address and 150 bio of the participant and mailed

The official languages of the conference are English and Georgian.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2016. The conference editorial board will select the papers to be presented at the conference. Final selection will be made by August 20, 2016; notification of acceptance will be sent by August 20, 2016.

For further information please contact the local members of the executive board by using

Conference Fee: 120 Euros

Editorial Board of the Conference:

Bernhard Hurch, University of Graz, Austria

Reinier Salverda, University College London 

Executive Board of the Conference:

Camiel Hamans, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Tinatin Bolkvadze, Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the history of linguistics, Tbilisi State University

Important Dates:

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: August 15, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: August 20, 2016

Program Announcement: August 25, 2016.

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