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This page lists conferences which have a particular focus on language documentation and conservation. For a wider range of conference listings, we recommend that you visit the Linguist List web site.

2019 conferences

25 - 27 November Applied Linguistics Conference 2019: “Applied Linguistics and Language teaching: Making connections”, Curtin University, Western Australia

19 - 22 August PULiiMA 2019 Indigenous Languages and Technology Conference, Darwin Convention Centre, NT

13 - 15 June 11th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL11), Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands

4-6 April  Linguistic Forum 2019: Indigenous languages of Russia and beyond, Moscow, Russia, in partnership with CIPL – Comité International Permanent des Linguistes / Permanent International Committee of Linguists

28 February - 3 March 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation: Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology, Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA

26 - 27 February 3rd Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages (ComputEL-3), Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA

2018 conferences

25-26 August All Together Now? Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages, a workshop co-located with COLING 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2017 conferences

12-14 September Linguistics Society of Papua New Guinea Annual Conference, University of Goroka, PNG

2016 conferences

20 June-1 July - Institute for Collaborate Language Research (CoLang) Workshops, Practicum: 5-23 July, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

6-7 June - Dene Languages Conference, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

16-18 June WA and NT Aboriginal Languages Conference, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia

13-14 May - 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference, SOAS, University of London, UK

23-28 May - 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, European Language Resources Association, Portorož, Slovenia

6-8 May - Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas 9, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

21 March-6 April - Putting Fieldwork on Indigenous Languages to New Uses, São Paulo State Research Foundation, University of Campinas, Brazil

7-10 January - 131st Annual MLA Convention, Austin, TX, USA

2015 conferences

19-21 November - Australex 2015, Massey University, Albany Campus Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

12-15 October - Puliima Language & Technology Forum, Melbourne, Australia

12-15 August - 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Latin America, Lima, Peru 

5-7 August - International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages Vancouver, BC, Canada 

28-30 July - Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

22 June - 2 July - NILI's 2015 Summer Institute: Generation to Generation: We Are Speaking Together, University of Oregon, USA

6-7 June The Fifth International Symposium On The Languages Of Java, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia

20 - 21 May - Conference of the Association of International Language Commissioners, University of Ottawa, Ontario Canada

5 May - Bilingualism: Consequences for the Mind and Brain, University for Reading, UK

24-25 April - Documentation and Analysis of Multimodal Data, Hotel Eurosol, Alcanena, Portugal

31 March - Indigenous Language and Material Culture in the Bolivian Amazon: Change and continuity among the Mojos, 1842-1932, Ohio, USA

26 February - 1 March - 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation: 'Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application Honolulu', University of Hawai‘i, Ma̅noa campus, USA

2014 conferences

10-12 December - Australian Linguistic Society Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

20-22 November - International Conference-Workshop on Mother-Tongue and National Language in the K TO 12 Curricular Enhancement as Framework for Development, De La Salle University, Quezon City, Phillipines

3-4 November — Workshop on Minority Languages of the Tibetosphere, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

13-16 October — 1st International CUA Conference on Endangered Languages, Ardahan, Turkey

3-5 October – Plants. Animals. Words. Workshop, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

26-27 September - Endangered Languages: Crimean Tatar and Other Turkic Languages in Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

17-20 September - FEL XVIII - Indigenous Languages: Value to the Community, Naha, Okinawa, Japan

4-6 August - 1st International Conference on Endangered Languages in Nigeria, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

16 June-25 July — Institute for Collaborative Language Research (CoLang/InField) Workshops June 16-27, Field Methods/Practicum: June 30–July 25, University of Texas, Arlington, USA.

2-3 May - 17th Workshop for American Indigenous Languages, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA

15-16 April - Garbled voices from the archives: Restoring Aboriginal words and meanings in historical sources, ANU, Canberra, Australia

12-13 April - Revitalizing Endangered Languages Conference, NSU Talequah campus, Oklahoma, USA

7-12 April - 42nd Annual Symposium on the American Indian: Thriving Nations - Resilient Peoples, University Center, NSU Tahlequah campus, Oklahoma, USA

7-9 March - 13th Australian Languages Workshop, Kioloa, NSW, Australia

7-9 March - Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakened Languages of the Gulf South, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

7-8 March - 2nd International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

16-19 January - 21st Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, University of Hawai'i, Hilo, Hawai'i, USA


2013 conferences

16-18 December - Language revitalization in a Russian and European context: Exploring solutions for minority language maintenance, University of Helsinki, Finland

7-8 December - Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 4 Conference, University of London, London, UK

3-4 December - Workshop on digital tools and methods for language documentation, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

2-3 December - Research, records and responsibility: Ten years of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

17-18 October - International Conference on Endangered Languages in Europe, Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation, Minde, Portugal

5 October - Indigenous Archives Colloquium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

2-4 October — Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia

1-4 October - FEL XVII - Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

23-24 September - 7th Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA

28-29 August — Puliima National Indigenous Language & Technology Forum, William Angliss Institute Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia

9-11 August - 48th Annual International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

25-27 July — Australex 2013: Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

26 July — Language Endangerment: Language Policy and Planning, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

17-19 July — Indigenous and Migrant Minority Languages in Changing Multilingual Environments, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

4 July - Universities and the teaching and rebuilding of Australian languages. The next step, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2-5 July - Challenges to (Endangered) Minority Languages in Southeast Asia, Lisbon, Portugal

25-27 June - Western and Northern Aboriginal Language Alliance Conference, Edith Cowan University, Bunbury, Australia

17-18 June - AILDI National Conference 2013: Revisiting the state of Indigenous Languages, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

13-14 June - Workshop: Phonetics and phonology of Australian Indigenous languages, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

13 June - Minority Languages in a Multilingual Europe, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

2-4 June - 20th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

24-25 May - 6th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference, SOAS, University of London, UK

26-27 April — Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

13-14 April - Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages, Center for Tribal Studies, Oklahoma, USA

13-15 March — International Seminar on Language Endangerment in South Asia, Annamalai University, India

8-10 March - 12th Australian Languages Workshop, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

8-9 March - 9th Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

28 February - 3 March — International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (3rd ICLDC) on the theme Sharing Worlds of Knowledge, University of Hawai‘i Ma̅noa campus, USA

11-15 February — Workshop on the Languages of Papua, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

3-6 January — Latin American Contexts for Language Documentation and Revitalization, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


2012 conferences

2011 conferences

2010 conferences