SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory

Language Documentation conference poster

Date: 7 December 2007Time: 12:00 AM

Finishes: 8 December 2007Time: All Day

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Conference

75 years of Linguistics at SOAS, 5 years of the Endangered Languages Project

In 2007 the Department of Linguistics at School of Oriental and African Studies celebrates its 75th anniversary. Founded in 1932 as the first department of general linguistics in Britain, the research carried out by linguistics within the department has made a significant and lasting impact on the fields of language documentation and description and linguistic theory.

This conference marks the 75 year tradition of linguistics within the School and the 5th anniversary of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, comprising the Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP), the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR), and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP).

The conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work on underdescribed or endangered languages, especially those of Asia and Africa. Our goal is to provide a forum to discuss the ways that linguists and others, especially community members, can respond to the current challenges to linguistic diversity and build on experiences of the past.

More information is available from the LDLT Conference website.

Organiser: LDLT organising committee

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