Presentations and Talks

I have been involved in various conferences, training courses, workshops, and teaching programmes dealing with principles and practices in language documentation, linguistic fieldwork, and language revitalisation over many years. Most of these are aimed at knowledge and skills development for early career researchers (MA, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers). For many presentations the materials (PDFs of Powerpoint slides and/or handouts) are available for viewing and download under a creative commons licence CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial). The following list for 2020 goes from most recent (or forthcoming) to oldest. Links to previous years are below.

2020 Presentations
Invited webinar, Department of Linguistics, Kuvempu University, Shivamogga, India, 14 December 2020 on “Language endangerment: what is it and what can we do about it?” — download presentation
Invited webinar, Department of Linguistics, Central University of Rajasthan, 31 October 2020 on “Local and Global Linguistic Diversity – what is it and what can we do about it?” — download presentation
Guest lecture in MA module “Introduction to Language Documentation”, SOAS University of London, 18 October 2020 about the history and development of language documentation and description — download presentation and background reading
Society for Endangered and Lesser Known Languages Web Lecture series on Language Revitalisation: Challenges and Reflections, 3 October 2020 on “Language documentation, language description, and language revitalisation: snog, marry, avoid?” — download presentation; watch video
Foundation for Endangered Languages 24th Annual Conference, 24 September 2020 on “Developing Bayungu Language and Culture Awareness for a Marine Park” — download presentation; watch video (2nd talk starting at 21 minutes)
FieldLing International School in Linguistic Fieldwork, September 2020 organised by CNRS in Paris. Two presentations: (1) 10th September 2020 “Ethics and rights in language documentation, revitalisation and archiving fieldwork research” — download issues covered, and presentation; (2) 11th September 2020 “Corpora in language documentation, revitalisation, and fieldwork” — download presentation

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