LINGUIST List 10.47

Mon Jan 11 1999

Confs: American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science

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  1. Stephen R. Anderson, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Message 1: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 14:40:58 -0500
From: Stephen R. Anderson <>
Subject: American Association for the Advancement of Science

The 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of 
Science will be held in Anaheim, CA, from 21-26 January. The meeting will take 
place at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers, and the Anaheim Marriott.

Some symposia of particular interest to linguists at this meeting include:

"Grammar: What's Innate?" (organized by David Pesetsky) Friday 9-12 AM 
[Neurobiology, brain and Behavior track]

"Southern California Indian Languages at the Millennium" (organized by Pamela 
Munro) Friday 2:30-5:30 PM [Geology, Geography and History track]

"The Nature and Etiology of Specific Language Impairment in Children" 
(organized by Richard Schwartz) Saturday 9-12 AM [Neurobiology, Brain and 
Behavior track]

Prof. Peter Ladefoged of UCLA will give a topical lecture on "Sounds of the 
World's Languages" on Saturday at 8:00 AM.

Section Z (Linguistics and Language Science) will hold its annual business 
meeting on Friday evening at 8:00 PM in the Rancho Las Palmas room in the 
Marriott. All AAAS members with an interest in language science are invited to 
attend, and to propose topics for symposia that might be offered at next 
year's meeting (in Washington, DC).

Further information on the meeting, including a full program of sessions 
across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines, can be found on the web at

The AAAS continues to be an important forum in which linguists can make the 
case for our discipline to a wider scientific audience. These meetings also 
offer excellent opportunities for to sample a range of work in other sciences 
as well, of course. I encourage everyone who can arrange to be in Anaheim at 
this time (and who can take time off from Disneyland, the Mighty Ducks, etc.) 
to participate - and also to join the AAAS. I will be happy to answer any 
questions I can about AAAS or about this meeting.

- Stephen R. Anderson
(Secretary, Section Z)
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