Indigenous Languages and Endangered Cultures conference to take place in Hungary
Languages play a crucial role not only in everyday communication but also in the maintenance of cultural inheritance together with the unique social identity of their speakers. However, a significant part of the world’s languages are endangered indigenous tongues. The conference focuses on the recent situation and the alarming future questions of indigenous languages. Our aim is to consider the possible linguistic and cultural strategies which could contribute to maintaining the present level of global cultural diversity.
• Indigenous languages as the guardians of endangered cultures
• Standardisation problems of indigenous languages
• Linguistic and cultural diversity as a global richness of humanity
• Roles of the linguistic and cultural traditions in preserving communities
• The impact of contact-induced language changes on some grammatical categories in indigenous languages (e.g. through the symplifying singular-dual-(trial), and grammatical evidentiality-systems)The conference’s patron is Her Excellency Kristi Karelsohn, the Estonian Ambassador to Hungary in Budapest.
Date of the conference: November 28-29, 2019
Length of presentations: 20+5 minutes
Official languages: Hungarian and English, as well as Estonian during the Estonian symposium
Participation fee: 50 EUR; doctoral students: 25 EUR.
The fee includes participation in the conference, a copy of the abstract booklet, coffee breaks between sections as well as lunch and dinner on November 28.Abstracts should be a maximum of 4000 characters in length, including the main references. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two experts.
Abstracts need to be submitted here
Official e-mail adress: email@example.com
Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 18, 2019 24:00
Applicants with accepted (as well as with rejected) papers or posters will be notified by September 27, 2019 at the latest.
Should any conference-related questions arise, the organisers will be happy to answer them.
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Budapest!
Members of the organising committee:
Pusztay János, head of the organising committee