Presentación del libro Lingüística de la Documentación. Textos fundacionales y proyecciones en América del Sur

Presentación del libro Lingüística de la Documentación. Textos fundacionales y proyecciones en América del Sur, publicado por la Editorial de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (EUDEBA).

Auspician la Cátedra de Etnolingüística de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UBA), el Área de Investigación, CAICYT-CONICET y la Red de Archivos Lingüísticos y Socioculturales de América del Sur.

Organizan las cooeditoras Lucía Golluscio, Paola Pacor y Florencia Ciccone

Lunes 17/05, 14hs.
Por el canal de Youtube de la EAD-UNT
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¿Por qué muere una lengua? Día internacional de la lengua materna

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO
Coordinación de Humanidades
Dirección General de Divulgación de las Humanidades
Casa de las Humanidades
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Seminario Sociedad del Conocimiento y Diversidad Cultural
Centro de Educación Continua Abierta y a Distancia “Ayuujk”

Invitan a la conversación
¿Por qué muere una lengua?
Día internacional de la lengua materna

Por
Yásnaya Elena Aguilar
Centro de Educación Continua Abierta y a Distancia “Ayuujk”, Oaxaca

Ambrosio Velasco
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas. UNAM

Modera
Mónica Gómez

Seminario Sociedad del Conocimiento y Diversidad Cultural. UNAM
Jueves 18 de febrero, de 12:00 a 13:00 horas.

Transmisión por Youtube Humanidades UNAM

No muchos saben que el 21 de febrero se festeja el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna con el propósito de proteger y defender todos los idiomas que se hablan en el mundo entero. “La idea de celebrar el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna fue una iniciativa de Bangladesh. Fue aprobado en la Conferencia General de la UNESCO de 1999 y se ha festejado en todo el mundo desde el año 2000” *1

Para darnos cuenta de la importancia que representa esta celebración vale la pena responder a algunas preguntas.
¿Qué es la lengua materna?
“Se entiende como lengua materna, el primer idioma que adquiere una persona cuando nace y que después forma parte de su vida como un instrumento de comunicación. También se conoce con el nombre de lengua nativa.
Posteriormente, aprende otra lengua en el transcurso de la vida, entonces esta será considerada como una segunda lengua. ” *2

El mundo ve con preocupación, que a nivel global desaparecen muchas lenguas y dialectos de forma estrepitosa. De acuerdo a los últimos estudios, se calcula que cada dos semanas muere una lengua, lo que trae como consecuencia la extinción de todo un patrimonio cultural.
¿Las lenguas maternas son consideradas un derecho universal?
“Las lenguas pueden considerarse un derecho universal porque representan una parte de la identidad y de la idiosincrasia de los pueblos. Sin embargo, hoy muchas de ellas están en peligro de desaparecer y esto se debe a las transformaciones sociales, culturales que están ocurriendo a nivel planetario.” *3

SULA 11 – Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas 11

Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas 11

Short Title: SULA 11
Date: 04-Aug-2020 – 07-Aug-2020
Location: Mexico City / Online, Mexico
Contact: Violeta Vazquez Rojas
Contact Email: sula11mexico@gmail.com
Meeting URL

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Meeting Description:
This year’s Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas will be held in a virtual format, organized by El Colegio de México and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, August 4 – 7, 2020. See more details about the transmission on our website, or write us an email if you are interested in participating in the Zoom meeting.

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on indigenous languages and dialects spoken in the Americas in order to strengthen the connection between semantic fieldwork and formal semantic theory. We encourage the participation of linguists involved in fieldwork, language documentation and revitalization who also carry out theoretically oriented analyses. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Program Information:
The full program can be viewed here

Ada Rapoport-Albert Seminar Series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish

Ada Rapoport-Albert Seminar Series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish
Date: 04-Aug-2020 – 03-Aug-2021
Location: Online (Zoom), United Kingdom
Contact: Zoe Belk
Contact Email: hasidic.yiddish@ucl.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern (ydd)
Meeting Description:

Inaugural event: Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish language
The Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish research group at University College London and the UCL Institute of Jewish Studies are delighted to announce the launch of an online seminar series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish language. The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of UCL Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert, a world-leading scholar of the history of the Hasidic movement. The series is devoted to the exploration of all facets of contemporary and historical Hasidic Yiddish worldwide.The inaugural event in the series is a round table entitled Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish. The event will feature discussion of a wide variety of topics related to Hasidic Yiddish, including linguistics, Yiddish studies, Yiddish pedagogy and Hasidic Yiddish-speaking communities by the following speakers:

– Khayele (Helen) Beer, UCL
– Meyer Labin, Yiddish writer and journalist
– Tali Loewenthal, UCL
– Heather Munro, Durham University
– Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

Program Information: The event is open to all and will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, August 4 at 18:00 BST. If you would like to attend, please register by email to hasidic.yiddish@ucl.ac.uk. The Zoom link and password will be sent to participants shortly be before the event.Subsequent events in the seminar series will include public lectures and further round tables, providing an ongoing forum for fruitful discussion on all aspects of Hasidic Yiddish. Full details of dates and speakers will be announced shortly. The series comprises an element of our ongoing AHRC-funded research project on contemporary Hasidic Yiddish based in the UCL Departments of Linguistics and Hebrew & Jewish Studies.

Keynote speakers:
– Dalit Assouline, University of Haifa
– Shmuel Hiley, Yiddish author and scholar (TBC)
– Steffen Krogh, Aarhus University – Is Haredi Satmar Yiddish a Creole?
– Chaya Nove, Graduate Center, CUNY – Language Variation and Hasidic Orientation in New Yor

SSILA 2021 Annual Winter Meeting

Full Title: SSILA 2021 Annual Winter Meeting
Short Title: SSILA 2021
Date: 07-Jan-2021 – 10-Jan-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact Person: Martin Kohlberger
Meeting Email: m.kohlberger@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Web Site

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation
Call Deadline: 27-Jul-2020

Meeting Description:
The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) will hold its annual winter meeting on January 7-10, 2021. SSILA meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on any aspect of Indigenous American languages.

***Because of the global COVID-19 crisis, this conference will be held online on a virtual platform, allowing participants to take part in the meeting without the need to travel. The SSILA executive committee is currently exploring all options so that registration fees can be kept at a minimum.***

Final Call for Papers:
SSILA welcomes abstracts for papers that present original research focusing on the linguistic study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas. Presenters must be members of SSILA in order to present. (You can join SSILA here.)

Abstract Submission:
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to July 27 at 11:59PM (Hawaii-Aleutian time). Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the electronic submission website EasyChair. Consult the SSILA website for detailed instructions. Also, e-mail or hard-copy submissions will be accepted if arrangements are made in advance with the SSILA Program Committee Administrator, Martin Kohlberger (conferencesssila.org). Abstracts may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

The EasyChair submission page address is this one.

Abstract submission guidelines and instructions can be found on the following page.

PhD – University of Birmingham

Department: Modern Languages
Web Address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Required Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat), Galician (glg), Ladino (lad), Portuguese (por), Spanish (spa)

Description:

Fully-funded PhD opportunity in Hispanic/Lusophone Studies at the University of Birmingham (2020 start)

3-year scholarship (covers UK/EU fees plus living stipend) for any area in Hispanic/Lusophone studies at the University of Birmingham, for start between Sept 2020/Jan 2021.

International students also eligible to apply.Completed application (study application form, scholarship form, and two references) must be submitted by Friday 26 June 2020 at 4pm (UK time).

Eligible applicants interested in Linguistics, please email a.corrbham.ac.uk.

General enquiries should be sent to f.loughbham.ac.uk.

Graduate study in Linguistics at the University of Birmingham (UK)’s Department of Modern Languages enables you to focus on work in one or more languages, and can be undertaken full-time, part-time or remotely. In addition to funding from external sources and the UK government’s doctoral loan scheme, the University offers a range of total and partial graduate scholarships.

Graduate study in Linguistics is a growing area of specialisation in the Department of Modern Languages and supervision is available in the following areas:
– Theoretical, descriptive, comparative and/or general linguistics, especially (morpho-)syntax;
– Linguistic diversity and variation;
– Hispanic and Romance languages and dialectology;
– Understudied/endangered languages;
– Historical and synchronic linguistics;
– Spanish; Portuguese; Galician; Catalan; Astur-Leonese; Mozarabic/Andalusi Romance; Mirandese; Navarro-Aragonese; French; Occitan; Italian; Romanian; Latin; Italian dialects)
– The Romance family and its branches (Ibero-Romance, Gallo-Romance, Italo-Romance, Daco-Romance);
– Language and linguistics in education.

Department of Modern Languages:
The Department of Modern Languages celebrated excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’ or rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

In 2015/16, over 95% of Modern Languages postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our language graduates train to become professional linguists such as translators and interpreters, others enter employment where their language skills may be advantageous but not central to their role, and some go on to teaching or lecturing positions. Recent graduate employers include: Berlitz Language Centre; TransPerfect Global Business Solutions; KPMG; University of Birmingham; University of Cambridge; and University of Oxford.

The postgraduate experience:
The College of Arts and Law Graduate School offers excellent support to its postgraduate students, from libraries and research spaces, to extra-curricular activities and funding opportunities. The College provides a range of careers support throughout your degree and beyond, including tailored employability workshops and the opportunity to learn additional languages, without any extra cost, as you do a PhD with us.

Our beautiful 250 acre green and leafy campus has its own train station that connects directly with central Birmingham. The city of Birmingham today is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, with excellent local, national and international transport connections including its international airport. Our students fall in love with the city – around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.

Academic entry requirements:
Applicants for a PhD will need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), in addition to a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Applications Deadline: 26-Jun-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx

Contact Information:
Dr Alice Corr
a.corr@bham.ac.uk
Phone:+44(0)1214146307