CoLang 2018

The Institute for Collaborative Language Research
June 18th – July 20th, 2018
Gainesville, FL

Offered as a summer institute every two years, CoLang offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, practicing linguists, and indigenous community members to develop and refine skills and approaches to language documentation and revitalization. The institute consists of two parts: two weeks of intensive workshops on practices, principles and models of language documentation and revitalization, followed by a three-week practicum (field methods) course, working with speakers of select indigenous languages applying hands-on techniques in language documentation. Participants may choose to enroll only in the two-weeks of workshops or in the full five weeks.

Course topics at CoLang 2018 will include:
– Grant Writing
– Data Management and Archiving
– Ethnobiology
– Ethics and community engagement
– ELAN, FLEx, Audio and Video recording
– Orthography
– Lexicography
– Language and Health
– Survey Methods

Visit for an updated list of course offerings! Costs for CoLang 2018 are given below, with scholarship options available.

Two-week Workshops: Approx. $1,500.00
Five-week Workshops: Approx. $3,900.00

CoLang 2018 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1664464), the Linguistic Society of American, and the University of Florida.

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