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Full Title: 40th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum

      
Short Title: LACUS
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Start Date: 29-Jul-2013 - 01-Aug-2013
Contact: Rennie Gonsalves
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://lacus.weebly.com
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce that the 2013 annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 40th LACUS Forum, will be held Monday, July 29, to Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Brooklyn College, located in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Conference Theme:

Viewpoints: different theories, different foci; same data, different analyses; central interest of a particular model; and with a special focus on multilingualism as a socio-cultural attribute and multilinguality as a psychological and cognitive fact.

Invited Speakers:

Leszek Berezowski
Professor of English, Wroclaw University, Poland
Topic: TBA

Henryk Kardela
Professor of Linguistics & Head of the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Topic: TBA

Robert Vago
Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders,
Queens College of the City University of New York, Queens, New York, U.S.A.
Topic: ‘Stratal Optimality Theory: A Case Study of Hungarian Inflections’

Local Host:

Rennie Gonsalves
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.864


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