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University of Oregon

Conference 2017

Celebrating 20 Years of NILI
Local to Global Perspectives on Language Revitalization and Documentation

June 30-July 2, 2017

University of Oregon

NILI is twenty years old! You are welcome to join us in a conference and celebration following next summer’s institute, June 30-July 2, 2017. Along with the UO Department of Linguistics and colleagues of the Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (DDL) of the Université de Lyon in France, we are planning a conference titled Celebrating 20 Years of NILI–Local to Global Perspectives on Language Revitalization and Documentation. We will look at what has been learned over the past 20 years, and the promises of the next twenty years and more. We’ll address both language revitalization and language documentation topics, including evolving practices, collaboration, training, post-vernacular languages and issues of vitality. We will also examine the global context of NILI’s work, and global revitalization and documentation in general.

Registration is now open!

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers:

Friday, June 30Tony Johnson, chairman of the Chinook Indian Nation and NILI Advisory Board member

Saturday, July 1Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship

Sunday, July 2 Colette Grinevald, Professor Emerita of the Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (DDL) of the Université de Lyon in France, and a founding member of the UO Linguistics Department