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CANCELLED: The Tenth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

Tenth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

CANCELLED: Language Endangerment and Revitalisation: The decade ahead

June 30th 2020


Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT​


  • Mari Jones (French Section, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics / Peterhouse, University of Cambridge)
  • Oliver Mayeux (French Section, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, University of Cambridge)

This event is now cancelled.

Call for Papers

The Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment is now in its tenth year. Themes it has explored within language endangerment include: language policy and planning, language documentation, the role of new technologies, orthography development, the role of schools, new speakers, revitalisation strategies and language change. On this tenth anniversary of the conference, we invite participants to consider these themes and the way in which they will develop over the coming decade. What challenges lie ahead for endangered language communities, activists and academics engaged in reversing language shift? What theoretical frameworks are proving most successful in terms of the analysis of the linguistic structure of endangered languages? How will changing attitudes amongst speakers affect the success of language revitalisation? How will policy-makers shape language legislation and respond to the concerns of endangered language speech communities? Has the potential of new technologies been effectively engaged to support the documentation, description and revitalisation of endangered languages or has the role of these technologies been overplayed?

Abstracts of 200 words maximum to be submitted via email to the organisers by April 10th 2020. Please include in the abstract document your name and your affiliation as you would like to see them in the programme.  

Paper format: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions

CANCELLED: CELC Postgraduate Workshop 2020

This event is now cancelled.

The Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group (CELC) Postgraduate Workshop 2020 will take place on 29 June 2020, the day before the Tenth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment. The Workshop is an opportunity for postgraduate students working on endangered languages and cultures to discuss their ongoing research with their peers.

Organising committee

Dorota Molin, Martin Renard, Oliver Mayeux
Contact: celcworkshop at gmail dоt cоm