HLK 2010

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Call for Papers



New directions in the description, documentation and typology of endangered languages and musics


September 10-11, 2010, in Lund, Sweden


Deadline for registration and abstract: April 5, 2010. Abstracts can be downloaded after registration on the Registration page. Max length of abstracts is 800 words.

The Birgit Rausing Language Program announces its second conference, Humanities of the Lesser-Known, to be held September 10-11, 2010, in Lund, Sweden. The central focus is the documentation and description of endangered or lesser-known languages. The conference is divided into the following thematic foci: grammar, prosody, semantics and musicology, with a special focus on interfaces between these domains. We aim to provide a platform to discuss interdisciplinary approaches connecting these domains of communication, with particular reference to a diverse sample of cultures.


Invited speakers:


Peter Austin

(School of Oriental and African Studies, England)


Sun-Ah Jun



Stephen C. Levinson

Asifa Majid

(Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)


Siri Tuttle

(University of Alaska, Fairbanks)


We invite submissions from all areas of linguistics and musicology of endangered or lesser-known languages or cultures, and particularly welcome papers which deal with the interfaces between different domains of human communication. Individual papers (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion) and poster talks can be submitted through the conference website from November 15 until April 5, 2010.

Our ambition is to collect conference contributions in a proceedings volume following the conference.

Contact: hlk2010ling.luse

HLK 2010 - Local Organizing Committee:

Jan-Olof Svantesson

Niclas Burenhult

Arthur Holmer

Anastasia Karlsson

Håkan Lundström


Centre for Languages and Literature

Lund University

Box 201

SE-221 00 Lund