This year's International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) takes place this weekend in Mānoa, Hawaiʻi, and features numerous presentations by Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and alumni:
In and around the linguistics department in the next week:
Syntax and Semantics Circle - Friday Nov 9 - Dwinelle 1303 - 3-4:30pm Tom Roberts (UC Santa Cruz): I can't believe what's not butter: Deriving distributed factivity
Fieldwork Forum - Tuesday Nov 13 - Dwinelle 1229 - 4-5:30PM [note special time and place!] Haley De Korne (University of Oslo): Language reclamation as a socio-political practice: Strategies of engagement in multilingual environments
Syntax and Semantics Circle - Monday Oct 22 - Dwinelle 1229 - 11-12:30pm [note special time and place!] Ashwini Deo (Ohio State): The emergence of split-oblique case systems: A view from the Bhili dialect continuum (Indo-Aryan)
Phorum - Monday Oct 22 - Dwinelle 1303 - 12-1pm Eleanor Glewwe (UCLA): Complexity bias and substantive bias in phonotactic learning
Linguistics Department Colloquium- Monday Oct 22 - Dwinelle 370 - 3:10-5 pm Ashwini Deo (Ohio State): Marathi tense marking: A window into the lexical encoding of tense meanings
This chapter describes efforts to revitalize Iquito, a highly endangered Zaparoan language of Peruvian Amazonia, and in doing so illustrates key issues that often affect language vitality, research, and revitalization work in the Amazon region more generally.
A comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arcticto the Amazon and across continents ... The handbook is divided into two parts,the first of which expands on language revitalization issues of theory and practicewhile the second covers regional perspectives in an effort to globalize anddecolonize the field.