International Conference on Communities in Control: Learning tools and strategies for multilingual endangered language communities

The Mercator Research Centre, SOAS World Languages Institute, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation and the Foundation for Endangered Languages cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members working on the revitalization of endangered languages, its documentation and archiving to join the International Conference on Communities in Control: Learning tools and strategies for multilingual endangered language communities that will take place in Alcanena, Portugal, on October 19-21 2017.

This conference is organised together with the Foundation of Endangered Languages as FEL XXI, the 21st issue of a series of yearly conferences.

The 3-day event aims to focus on community-driven activities. Abstracts are invited for papers on the following subtopics:

  • Community-driven revitalization projects
  • Use of archives for language safeguarding, revitalization and teaching
  • Connecting communities to archived collections: content, interface, language
  • Development of linguistic tourism: connecting language revitalization to local economic development as a way of increasing the status of local languages

The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2017.

Registration will open on June 12, 2017.

For more information please consult the website of the event: