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FYI: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Author: Paul Rowlett

FYI Body: Linguistics Association of Great Britain
LAGB Conference Grants
Reduced LAGB/Journal of Linguistics subscription rates

The LAGB is the professional association for linguists in the United

The LAGB's website is http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB

The LAGB organises annual spring and autumn conferences in the UK
which, in addition to numerous regular papers, includes a lecture by
an invited speaker of international standing, a workshop and a
language tutorial. Members and non-members alike are welcome to submi
abstracts for the Association's conferences.

The LAGB publishes the Journal of Linguistics in association with
Cambridge University Press.

The LAGB offers its members attractive reduced subscription rates for
the Journal of Linguistics (45.00 pounds sterling all-in rate for
subscription to the Association AND the Journal).

The LAGB also offers special reduced subscription rates for students.
Student subscription to the Association is 7.50 pounds sterling
(non-student subscription to the Association is 14.00); Studen
subscription to the Association AND the Journal of Lingustics is 20.00
pounds sterling.

Membership application forms can be printed off the website.

The LAGB offers Conference Grants to support members organising
linguistics conferences in the UK. These are currently worth 300.00
pounds sterling. Additional grants are offered for conferences which
are scheduled to run into or on from the Association's own two annual
conferences. Applications for LAGB Conference Grants should be sent to
the LAGB President, Professor Richard Hudson: dick@ling.ucl.ac.uk

Dr Paul Rowlett, Head of French
School of Languages, University of Salford
Salford M5 4WT, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 161 295 4131
Fax: +44 (0) 161 295 5335

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