University of California, Davis
July 6-7, 2019
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The 2019 iteration of the conference will be hosted at the University of California, Davis on July 6-7, in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute. The main conference will feature general sessions and two special themed sessions: "Dene Epistemologies: Linguistic Stability and Adaptation" focused on issues related to the dynamics of linguistic and cultural contact, and "The Language of Music, Dance, and Performance," which will feature papers related to manifestations of spoken language in various genres of performance. In addition, a pre-conference workshop focused on the Pacific Coast Dene languages of California and Oregon will take place on July 5, hosted by the Native American Language Center.
Invited Keynote Speakers:
· Siri Tuttle (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
· Wesley Thomas (Navajo Technical University)
Abstract Submission by April 6th to pyuwa.bommelyn [at] tolowa [dot] com. Abstracts should be 500 words or less not including references; please attach references to abstract. Along with the full abstract, please also submit a brief (50 word) summary to be included in the conference program. Notification of acceptance by April 20th, 2018. [download call for papers]
Anonymous 1-page abstracts (12-point Times New Roman, single spaced, 1" margins) should be submitted in pdf format. References and examples may appear on a second page. Submit via email to email@example.com.
The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be made by approximately March 10, 2019.
About the Conference Name
At the 2012 conference in Bellingham it was suggested that the conference name be changed from Athabaskan to Dene, reflecting a preference for the latter term by many conference participants. It is well-known that the name Athabaskan is not an indigenous term (see this site). For the sake of continuity we will continue to list the former name in parentheses during this time of transition.
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