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Full Title: 13th New Zealand Language and Society Conference

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Start Date: 28-Nov-2012 - 29-Nov-2012
Contact: Miriam Meyerhoff
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Meeting Description: The 13th biennial New Zealand Language and Society Conference will be held at the University of Auckland, 28-29 November 2012. The theme for the conference this year is ‘Minority Speech Communities in Focus’.

Keynote Speakers:

Umberto Ansaldo (University of Hong Kong)
Felicity Meakins (University of Queensland)

The conference will be held at the University of Auckland, Arts 1 Building, 14a Symonds St, Auckland. It will run Wed 28 November and Thurs 29 November. On Friday 30 November, there will be an ASSTA Workshop on ‘Phonetic Analysis of Rhythm in Indigenous Languages’, with Guest Speaker Amalia Arvaniti, UC, San Diego. More details about the workshop will be released shortly including information on where and how to make submissions.
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.2542

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