CFP: International Conference on Endangered Languages (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for Proposals: August 15, 2016

International Conference on Endangered Languages

Meeting Description:

Today the problem of language vitality is one of the important issue of modern theoretical and practical sociolinguistics. We are pleased to invite scholars, students and stakeholders from across the multidisciplinary field of endangered languages.

The Conference is organized by the Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History of Linguistics and Ivané Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The conference is organized under the auspices of CIPL, Comité International Permament des Linguistes.

The conference will be held 20-24 October, 2016 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Call for Papers:

The aim of the conference is to gather the researchers working on the problems on endangered languages in different countries or regions. We welcome the papers focusing on diverse topic areas from individual case studies to methodological considerations. The main themes of the conference are:

  • Language endangerment and endangered Languages
  • Types and extent of Language Endangerment
  • Attitude of governments and majority language speakers feel about language endangerment
  • Policy and planning of endangered Languages
  • Documentation of endangered languages
  • Preservation and/or revitalization of endangered languages
  • Databases of endangered Languages
  • Structure of endangered languages and their relevance for the field of theoretical linguistics and language typology
  • Education on endangered languages
  • Strategies and learning tools for endangered Languages
  • Besides that we welcome other topics related with the endangered languages.

Proposals submission

Proposals for papers should be submitted in the form of abstracts of 400 words as Word doc, accompanied by the affiliation, email address and 150 bio of the participant and mailed to:

The official languages of the conference are English and Georgian.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2016. The conference editorial board will select the papers to be presented at the conference. Final selection will be made by August 20, 2016; notification of acceptance will be sent by August 20, 2016.

For further information please contact the local members of the executive board by using

Conference Fee: € 120

Key-note speakers

  • David Bradley (La Trobe University Australia and president of CIPL)
  • Tjeerd de Graaf (Frisian Academy, Ljouwert, Netherlands)
  • Pieter Muysken, (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands).

 Editorial Board of the Conference:

  • Bernhard Hurch, University of Graz, Austria
  • Reinier Salverda, University College London
  • Tinatin Margalitadze (Tbilisi State University)

Executive Board of the Conference:

  • Camiel Hamans, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
  • Tinatin Bolkvadze, Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the history of linguistics, Tbilisi State University
  • Tsiuri Akhvlediani (Tbilisi State University)

Important Dates:

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: August 15, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: August 20, 2016

Program Announcement: August 25, 2016.