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Full Title: Endangered Words and Signs of Revival

   
Short Title: AUSTRALEX 2013
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Start Date: 25-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Contact: Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.australex.org
Meeting Description: Australex 2013: Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide City Centre, Australia
Thursday-Saturday 25-27 July 2013
Webpage: http://www.australex.org/

Organizers: Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann and Dr Julia Miller

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Luise Hercus, Australian National University: A Fifty Year Perspective on Endangered Words and Revival: A Golden Jubilee?

Professor Christopher Hutton, The University of Hong Kong: Reclaiming Socio-Cultural Memory: Creating a Reference Dictionary of Hong Kong Cantonese Slogans and Quotations.

Focus Speakers:

Professor Peter Mühlhäusler, The University of Adelaide: Producing a Dictionary for an Unfocused Language: The Case of Pitkern and Norf’k.

Dr Michael Walsh, The University of Sydney: Endangered Words in the Archive: The Rio Tinto / Mitchell Library Project.

Australex 2013 will feature scholarly and emotional celebrations, marking for example Dr Luise Hercus’s 50-year work on Aboriginal languages and Professor Peter Mühlhäusler’s 20-year scholarship at the University of Adelaide. On Saturday 27 July 2013 we shall explore the beauty of the Adelaide Hills.
Linguistic Subfield: Lexicography; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.1895


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