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Aloha! Next week's 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation features ten talks by eleven Berkeley faculty and grad students:
- Kari Chew & Katie Keliiaa, "Indigenous graduate students studying heritage languages at universities: A collaborative autoethnography"
- Erin Donnelly & Jorge Beltrán Luna, "Designing and teaching a practical orthography of Nigromante Zapotec"
- Andrew Garrett & Line Mikkelsen, "Documenting, analyzing, and teaching the grammar of direction in Karuk"
- Peter Jenks, "Elicitation and Documentation of Definiteness & Quantification" (invited master class)
- Jonathan Manker, "Video documentation of critically endangered languages"
- Lev Michael, "Elicitation and Documentation of Evidentiality" (invited master class)
- Zachary O'Hagan, "Language attrition or language change? A case study of an Omagua idiolect"
- Clare Sandy & Line Mikkelsen, "Punctuation is prosody: Making historic transcriptions of Karuk accessible for revitalization and research"
- Katie Sardinha, "Real and fictional referents in linguistic feldwork"
- Amalia Skilton, "Three speakers, four dialects: Documenting variation in an endangered Amazonian language"
There will be four practice talks from 10 am – 12 noon today (Friday, Feb. 20) in 1229 Dwinelle: first Sandy & Mikkelsen, then O'Hagan, then Sardinha, then Skilton.
- "Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis", Language 91 (2015) 194-244
Berkeley language research in the media:
- Brain's iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk
- Indo-European languages tied to herders
- Steppe migration rekindles debate on language origin
Let the editor know about your new publications and news reports on your work.
- Berkeley Language Center Found in Translation group (F 11-12, B-37 Dwinelle)
- Feb. 20: Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite (Oslo), "Local Languages as a Human Right in Education: Comparative Cases from Africa"
- CogNetwork (M 1–2:30, B-4 Dwinelle)
- Feb. 23: Barbara Dancygier (UBC), "Viewpoint: constructions and discourse"
- Fieldwork Forum (Fforum, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Feb. 23 (M 3–4:30): Martin Benjamin (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), "Collecting, linking, and sharing language data using the Kamusi multilingual platform"
- Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS seminar, F 11–12:30, 5101 Tolman)
- Feb. 20: Barbara Dancygier (UBC), "Viewpoint: What can we learn from linguistic and visual data"
- Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum, M 12–1, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Feb. 23: Hannah Sande (Berkeley), "Weight-dependent infixing reduplication in Amharic"
- Sociophonetic Reading Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD, F 1-2, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Spanish and Portugese linguistics talks (W 12-1:30, 5125 Dwinelle)
- Feb. 25: Paul O'Neill (Sheffield), "Sound change in Andalusian Spanish"
- Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3:30–5)
- Feb. 20 (1229 Dwinelle): Syntax circle round robin