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These NSF-sponsored events will bring together scholars, students, and community members representing language documentation research projects funded by the National Science Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Documenting Endangered Languages Program (DEL) in order to participate in three organized sessions at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Since its inception in 2003, DEL (which is now NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure – NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL),has funded hundreds of institutes and conferences, fellowships, and doctoral dissertations. These events will offer opportunities for reflection on significant achievements from DEL projects in the past fifteen years, and for discussion about what directions documentation, archival preservation, and revitalization projects should take for the future.These events will complement LSA-organized celebrations of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Intellectual Merits Symposium:

Friday, Jan. 3, 9am-10.30am

Room: Chart A

A brief introduction to DEL: reflections on the intellectual merit of language documentation 

Keren Rice

Speaking through music: The role of balafon surrogate speech in documentation and analysis of Seenku

Laura McPherson

Phonetics and DEL: experimental methods and tools for endangered language corpora

Christian DiCanio

Experimental methods in documenting multilingualism and change

Lenore A. Grenoble

What is DEL and what is it good for?

Gary Holton

Achievements Poster Session:

Friday, January 3, 10:30-12

Room: St. James’ Ballroom

AGGREGATION: Building Computational Resources Automatically from IGT

Emily M. Bender, Joshua Crowgey, Michael Wayne Goodman, Kristen Howell, Haley Lepp, Fei Xia, and Olga Zamaraeva

Individual-based socio-spatcial networks and multilingual repertoires

Jeff Good

Kani’aina, Voices of the Land: A DEL/TCUP-funded digital repository for spoken ‘Olelo Hawai’i

Larry Kimura, Danielle Yarbrough

Zapotec Talking Dictionaries: DEL impact in creating resources, supporting language activists, & educating undergraduates

Brook Lillehaugen, Felipe Lopez, Savita Deo

Kala Walo Nua: Collaborating across communities and disciplines through the documentation of the Kala language in aquatic environments

Christine Schreyer

DEL and ANLC build bridges-Texts, dictionary, grammar, archives, and CoLang 2016

Siri Tuttle

Rewards and Challenges of Long-Term Collaboration: 15 years in Konomerume (and counting!)

Racquel-Maria Sapien and Chief Ferdinand Mandé:

Broader Impacts Workshop:

Sunday, January 5, 9-12 pm

Room: Chart B

Reflections on the Broader Impacts of Language Documentation Research

Shobhana Chelliah

How Endangered Language Programs can broaden participation in science

Angiachi Demetris Esene Agwara

We Were Once One People: A Comparative Ethnobotany of the Pai Languages

Carrie Cannon

Towards Karuk Community Language Scholar Archives Development

Susan Gehr

Documenting Pakistan’s Endangered and Low Resource Languages: Towards Building Infrastructure and Capacity

Sadaf Munshi

Training and Empowerment: Documentation for, with, and by community members 

Racquel-Maria Sapien and Chief Ferdinand Mandé

PIs as Public Stewards: Broadening the Impact of Publicly-Funded Research

Mary S. Linn