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Native American Terminology Development

Do you want to know what some experts in Native Language terminology are doing or have done in developing new words for new ideas and objects? Are you working on new terminology such as naming the “computer mouse” in your Native Language? What are the tools necessary to create a website in your Native language? Then this a conference for you!

If you are a Native Language teacher or learner, Tribal government policy maker, language program staff member, translator, language activist, Native Youth, IT professional or in the IT Industry this is the conference for you!

The participants will learn techniques to assist in enhancing their language work, resources on state-of-the-art language acquisition theory, an understanding of hardware and software applicable to terminology development, and procedures for Tribal government policy makers to integrate language and terminology with existing systems.

This conference is designed so you will be able to atend ALL sessions and maximize information sharing. You will have ample opportunity for networking.

Sign up today for early bird rates through August 15, 2010. You can now register online at www.ilinative.org/conference or for more information. Seating will be limited reserve your spot today!


Dates to remember

Early Bird Registration July 1 through August 15, 2010

Regular Registration August 16 through September 15, 2010

Late Registration September 16 through September 27, 2010*

 *Do NOT mail your registration after September 27, 2010 at that point you will have register on site.

Reserve your lodging at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico before September 5, 2010 to get the $109 room rate. Call (877)475-3827 or (877)747-5382 and mention ILI Language Conference or code ILI1010.   www.hardrockcasinoabq.com


Our two-day conference will convene community language experts, linguists, translators, tribal policy makers, and IT terminologists with the goal of sharing information and experience in terminology development and management and introducing conference participants to important skills, existing tools and concepts for technology and techniques for developing useful and comprehensible terminology for their languages.

The presentations will address the following topics:

1. Developing New Terminology: project organization and logistics, lexicon creation, database management, dialect variation and standardization of terminology
2. Native Language in Information Technology: software internationalization, locale support, community- business relationship and communications integrating existing tribal infrastructure systems
3. Community Adaptation of Technology: Tools to support a language immersion environment: bilingual and immersion classrooms, tribal government, localized software, social networking spaces, private business, local and global adaptation and usage of new terminology

Please see our Conference Brochure for more details on the conference and to print out a registration form. You may also Register on-line.

Date Held:
11–12 October 2010
To be held at: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (formerly Isleta Casino & Resort), Albuquerque, NM

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