3L Consortium - Lyon, Leiden, London  

International Summer School on
Language Documentation and Description

Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden

5 July - 17 July 2010

About the 3L Summer School

The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is proud to host the third 3L International Summer School on Language Documentation and Description this summer from Monday, 5 July to Saturday, 17 July 2010.

Linguistics in Leiden

The 3L Summer School offers 1- and 2-week courses dealing with various aspects of language documentation and description for future and novice field linguists. Courses cover both practical and typological issues, including practical training in fieldwork methods, recording techniques, software for documentation, description and archiving, grammar writing, the analysis of tone, endangered sign languages, and the languages of South America, New Guinea, Indonesia and Africa. The Summer School will include a student conference on Saturday 11 July 2010.

It will draw upon the extensive expertise of the three organizing universities in the 3L Consortium: University of Lyon, Leiden University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. It follows on from the success of the first 3L Summer School held in Lyon in 2008 and the second 3L Summer School held in London in 2009.

, A summer school lecture
Participants at last year's 3L Summer School in London

Registration is now open. To register for the summer school, please complete a registration form and email it to leidenzomerschool@gmail.com:

Please note that the 3L Summer School in 2010 will be directly followed by the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics.

Read the recent blog post about the 2010 3L Summer School by SOAS professor, Peter Austin on the Transient Languages and Cultures blog.

Download the 3L Summer School 2010 poster.

3L Consortium

The summer school is organised by the 3L consortium of Lyon, Leiden and London comprising the Africa Latin America Endangered Languages (AALLED) program of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) of the University of Lyon, the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics, and the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project in the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The local organising committee consists of:

  • Marian Klamer
  • Victoria Nyst
  • Rebecca Voll
  • Martine Bruil
  • Matthew Doyle
  • Chenxi Spades
  • Patricia Willers
  • Stanly Oomen
  • Khalid Mourigh
  • Anne-Christie Hellenthal
  • Saskia Lensink
  • Anna Sáfár
  • Shane Gilchrist


All enquiries should be directed to: leidenzomerschool@gmail.com.