Workshops: 18 – 29 June 2012
Practicum: 2 – 27 July 2012
CoLang 2012 is a six-week Institute on Collaborative Language Research (formerly InField), to be held at the University of Kansas in the summer of 2012. The Institute is designed to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, practicing linguists, and community linguists to become trained in a wide range of skills in community-centered language documentation. Successfully held in 2008 (UCSB) and 2010 (U of Oregon), the six-week institute consists of two parts: the Workshops - two weeks of intensive workshops on the practice of documentary linguistics – followed by aPracticum – a four-week apprenticeship in the application of linguistic science and technology to on-site empirical documentation (a.k.a. “field linguistics”). The two parts are integrated, as students who enroll in the Practicum are required to enroll in the preceding Workshops, thereby receiving an intensive course in documentary best practices before putting these skills to use. Participants may choose to enroll only in the two-week Workshops.
Contact: colang AT ku DOT edu
Early registration and the on-campus housing deadlines have passed.
21 May – 18 June 2012: Last-minute registrations will be accepted (at late registration fees), but those registering after May 20 will likely have to find off-campus housing.
Governance: CoLang (formerly InField) has been guided by an ad hoc committee since 2008. The community of InField/CoLang participants and instructors intend to hold the Institute every other year at different institutions. A draft charter statement for the Institute is now available; feedback is welcome.
CoLang 2012 is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Documenting Endangered Languages Program, NSF-BCS1065469.