Language Documentation &
Linguistic Theory 3
School of Oriental and African Studies, London
18 - 20 November 2011
Conference and Workshop
The Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory biennial conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work on under-described or endangered languages. This year the event includes an additional Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving.
The Workshop will be held on 18 November 2011.
The main Conference session is held from 19 to 20 November 2011.
The plenary speakers for the main Conference session are:
The plenary speaker for the Archiving Workshop is:
The theme of the LDLT3 conference is 'Empirical methodologies that drive forward theory building'.
For 2011, we especially welcome submissions addressing this theme in relation to languages of Asia.
We invite contributions relating to any aspect of the study of language and linguistics from any perspective, including:
The best contributions will use empirical data to examine the relationship between language documentation and description and linguistic theory.
The main Conference session takes place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2011.
The ELAR Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving brings together language documenters and archivists to discuss the latest developments in their areas of research in an attempt to create a new common ground.
Abstracts are invited from anyone involved in language documentation and/or archiving, addressing questions such as:
The Workshop takes place on Friday 18 November 2011.
Abstracts are invited for both the main Conference session, and the Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving. Each presentation has 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper throughout the whole conference.
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 LDLT3, followed by an underscore and then first authors' surname, e.g. LDLT3_ashmore.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. LDLT3_jjones.pdf.
Abstracts should be submitted using the LDLT3 EasyAbs site, which is now open.
The deadline for the submission of all abstracts is Monday 16 May 2011.
Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance by Monday 13 June 2011.
All contributors will be asked to submit a short version of their paper to be published in the conference proceedings. Further details will be made available once abstracts have been selected.
The local organising committee consists of:
All enquiries should be directed to Teresa Poeta at: