LIP January 2010

Topic      Is there really that much difference between language documentation and language description?

No set paper will be discussed but for more background see any of these papers:

Himmelmann, N. 2006. Language documentation: what is it and what is it good for? in J. Gippert, N. P. Himmelmann and U. Mosel. (eds) Essentials of language documentation, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 1-30.
Himmelmann, N. 2008. Reproduction and preservation of linguistic knowledge: linguistics' response to language endangerment. Annual Review of  Anthropology, 39:337-50.
Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 1998. Documentary and descriptive linguistics. Linguistics, 36.161–195.
Woodbury, Tony. 2003. Defining documentary linguistics. In P.Austin (ed.) Language documentation and description, Vol. 1, 35-51. London: SOAS.

Date      Tuesday 19th January

Time      7:30 pm

Venue   Small function room, Recreation Hotel (formerly Homestead Inn), 170 Queens Parade  intersection with Smith St and where #86 tram turns the corner)

Contact Ruth Singer if you have any questions <rsinger [AT] unimelb.edu.au>