Dene Languages Conference 2013

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Call for Papers


Preliminary Program

  • June 12: “Language maintenance and revitalization” – reports by community members, teachers, linguists, activists
  • June 13: “Drum” – the drum and drumming in its different Dene manifestations, connection to language (e.g., groupings within the Na-Dene family), connection to language/culture maintenance and revitalization, language and culture
  • June 14: “Discourse” – language and linguistic studies, from sounds to the transmission of meaning, with a focus on language in context and meaning in language

We invite presentations on all three days. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to, or by mail or fax to:

Dene Languages Conference 2013
4-32 Assiniboia Hall, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E7
Fax: (780) 492-0806

Abstract guidelines

Please provide an overview of the presentation you plan to make, on no more than one 8.5×11 page, in a font no smaller than 11point. Include examples and references as required. If possible, send your abstract as a PDF document.

Presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted, based on relevance, and soundness of argument.


Please refer to the accommodations page.

Conference hosts and organizers

Tsuu T’ina Nation, Cold Lake First Nations, University of Alberta (Department of Linguistics), University of Victoria (Department of Linguistics)

Abstract deadline

April 30, 2013