Plenary Talks


These talks take place on Monday June 13th from 10:15 - 11:45 AM during the CoLang opening morning reception.

Coming soon!


This series of public plenary talks takes place on weekdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

Monday June 15th

Presenters: Chaney Bell & Melanie Sandoval

Tuesday June 16th

Presenter: Neyooxet Greymorning
Title: Bambi, Flipper & Spirit, Discussing the Work of Accelerated Second Language Acquisition (ASLA) to Rejuvenate Indigenous Languages

Wednesday June 17th

Presenter: Makha Blu Wakpa

Thursday June 18th

Presenters: Fakhruddin Akhunzada & Shobhana Chelliah
Title: Capacity Building for Language Documentation in Pakistan and India

In this presentation we share the way language documentation is conducted (methods) and the results of that documentation (description, revitalization, activism) in Pakistan and India.  Together, these two countries are home to hundreds of under-documented and at-risk languages.  We provide an overview of linguistic diversity and vitality in the region along with reflections on our own engagement with revitalization activities.

Friday June 19th

Presenter: Kevin Martens Wong
Title: Revitalizing Kristang in Singapore

Monday June 22nd

Presenter: Joseph Dupris
Title: Toward a Tribal Methodology in Language Research

Tuesday June 23rd

Presenter: Melanie McKay-Cody
Title: Role of Plains Sign Language in Language Documentation and Reclamation

Wednesday June 24th

Presenter: Lise Dobrin
Title: The Story of the Hebrew Revival, Starting with a Beleaguered Diasporic Minority and Ending with a Dance Party

Thursday June 25th

Presenter: Sean Chandler