Language Documentation &
Linguistic Theory 2
School of Oriental and African Studies, London
13 - 14 November 2009
Call for papers
In 2007 the Department of Linguistics at School of Oriental and African Studies celebrated its 75th anniversary, along with the 5th anniversary of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, comprising the Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP), the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR), and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP). These occasions were marked by the first SOAS Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory, which is now continuing in alternate years.
The conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work on underdescribed or endangered languages.
Papers from the first LDLT conference are now available online at: http://www.hrelp.org/eprints/LDLT
Plenary speakers for LDLT2
The plenary speakers are:
The theme of the LDLT2 conference is:
Linguistic theory and language documentation: innovations, successes, and challenges.
For 2009, we especially welcome submissions addressing this theme in relation to languages of Africa.
We invite contributions relating to any aspect of the study of language and linguistics from any perspective, including:
Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper.
Abstracts should be anonymous, a minimum of 11pt font and one page in length, including references and examples. They should be in .doc or .pdf format (but not .docx format) and the filename should start with LDLT2, followed by an underscore and then first authors' surname, e.g. LDLT2_ashmore.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. LDLT2_jjones.pdf.
Abstracts should be submitted using the LDLT2 EasyAbs site, which is now open.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday 4 May 2009.
Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance by Monday 1 June 2009.
The local organising committee consists of:
All enquiries should be directed to Alison Kelly at: