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Conference Information

Full Title: 1st International Conference on Yucatec Linguistics

Short Title: ICYL
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Start Date: 04-Oct-2012 - 05-Oct-2012
Contact: Lindsay Butler
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://centros.colmex.mx/cell/icyl/
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce the 1st International Conference on Yucatec Linguistics (ICYL) to be held at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City on October 4-5, 2012. ICYL aims to bring together scholars working on a broad range of topics in the grammar of the Yucatec Maya language.

Invited Speakers:

Jürgen Bohnemeyer (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Fidencio Briceño Chel (Centro INAH-Yucatán)
Christian Lehmann (Universität Erfurt)

Organizing Committee:

Lindsay Kay Butler (University of Rochester)
Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Bravo (El Colegio de México)
Elisabeth Verhoeven (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

More conference information is available at:

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: Yucateco
LL Issue: 23.3960

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