3L Consortium - Lyon, Leiden, London  

International Summer School on
Language Documentation and Description

School of Oriental and African Studies, London

22 June - 3 July 2009

en français

Student Conference

The Student Conference on Language Documentation and Description is organised by the students of the Endangered Languages Academic Programme at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. This conference is part of the second 3L Summer School on Language Documentation and Description and will take place on 3rd July 2009. The one-day conference aims to provide a platform for students to share their work with their peers and senior scholars and receive constructive feedback.

Last years' student conference
Participants at last year's Student Conference on Language Documentation and Description in Lyon

Students are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words in English or French by 11 May 2009. Each presentation will be of 20 minutes duration followed by 10 minutes for questions. The abstracts should be submitted online via the abstract submission site.

Preference will be given to students who are accepted to attend the summer school, though non-attendees are also invited to submit abstracts and may be selected to present at the conference. Note that students presenting at the conference who are not enrolled in the 3L Summer School will be asked to pay a participation fee of 10 to help cover costs.

The participation fee includes:

  • Conference booklet
  • Refreshments and biscuits during coffee breaks
  • Lunch


Themes for the conference are:

  • Language documentation as theory and practice
  • Applied aspects of language documentation
  • New techniques and technology for documenting and describing lesser known languages
  • Community-oriented language documentation
  • Documentation and description - a balancing act
  • Language revitalisation

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 11 May 2009
  • Notification of Accepted Papers: 30 May 2009
  • Conference: 3 July 2009


The conference will take place in rooms G50 and G51 located in the SOAS main building (referred to as College Buildings), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.


For any enquiry, please contact the organising committee at: 3lstudentconference@gmail.com.

Organising committee

  • Mike Franjieh
  • Chaithra Puttaswamy
  • Radu Voica