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Call for papers: International conference on Language Diversity and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

We are pleased to announce that the International conference on Language Diversity and Preservation of Cultural Heritage (LCP 2019) will take place fromĀ 17-18 December 2019 at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA), Mahidol University, Thailand.

LCP 2019 conference information
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LCP 2019 will be hosted by RILCA at Mahidol University and is organised in collaboration with ELAR at SOAS, University of London. RILCA has conducted research over the past 40 years on linguistic and cultural issues from a humanistic social perspective by adopting a broad-disciplinary approach, with a special focus on research for the promotion, conservation and revitalisation of ethnic groups.

The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum in which scholars working on the linguistic diversity in Thailand can exchange their knowledge and research in language documentation and language maintenance. It will be also an important place for the presentation and promotion of the newly created digital archive, fostering the discussion around archiving issues and the importance of archiving for the preservation of language diversity. Moreover, LCP 2019 represents an important step towards the development of regional, national, and international networks among institutions focused on the preservation of cultural heritage in Thailand.

Abstracts are invited for papers on the following subtopics:

  • Language documentation and cultural maintenance and preservation with a special focus on the situation in Thailand
  • Digital archiving for minority languages and cultural heritage
  • Collaboration with ethnic groups to promote language and culture diversity in the world

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract in English (max. 500 words, including references) by August 31, 2019. Abstracts must include 3 to 5 keywords and should provide sufficient information about the research topic, methodology, discipline or theory in question and the results of the research. Abstracts should be anonymous and be sent as Word or PDF to lcprilcaconf2019@gmail.com

English will be the working language of the conference. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The notification of acceptance will be sent by October 15, 2019.

More information can be found on the conference website.

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