LINGUIST List 11.1540

Thu Jul 13 2000

Confs: Forum for German Language Studies

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  1. Mathias Schulze, Forum for German Language Studies (4th conference)

Message 1: Forum for German Language Studies (4th conference)

Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 12:14:19 +0100
From: Mathias Schulze <>
Subject: Forum for German Language Studies (4th conference)


Fourth biennial conference - second notice.

The "Forum for Germanic Language Studies" is an association of
university teachers and researchers in the United Kingdom and 
Ireland interested in the linguistic study of German and related 
Germanic languages (excluding English). It was formed in October 
1994 and has since held conferences every two years at venues in 
the UK. President is currently Professor Martin Durrell (Department 
of German, University of Manchester).

The fourth biennial conference will be held in Manchester on 24-25
November 2000, jointly organised by the University of Manchester,
Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of 
Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, with the kind 
collaboration of the Goethe Institute Manchester and the Swiss 
Consulate Manchester.

The conference will open at 16.00 in the Arts Building, University of
Manchester on Friday 24 November and continue on Saturday 25 
November in the Goethe Institute Manchester (09.15 - 16.30), 
Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester 1. 

Plenary papers: 

Professor Dr. Peter Eisenberg (Potsdam), "Zur morphologische
Integration von Fremdw�rtern im Deutschen" Professor Dr. Dietmar
R�sler (Gie�en), "Zum gegenw�rtigen Stand der DaF-Forschung". 
It is hoped that a colleague from Switzerland will be able to accept 
an invitation to give a further plenary.

Aside from a business meeting on Friday 24 November, when it is
intended that the Forum should be formally constituted as an
association, there will be time for up to 16 papers (in English or
German: 25 minutes delivery, 15 minutes discussion), in two 
sessions. All colleagues and postgraduates will be cordially invited 
to submit abstracts (at most 300 words) of papers on a linguistic 
topic in relation to German or another Germanic language (except 
English). These should be sent or (preferably) e-mailed to 
Professor Martin Durrell, Department of German, University of 
Manchster, Manchester M13 9PL ( by 1 
October 2000.

The conference fee will be �20, which will include the cost of a
buffet lunch in the Goethe Institute on 25 November. Colleagues
wishing to attend should send a sterling cheque for this amount, 
made payable to 'University of Manchester', to Martin Durrell by 15 
October 2000.

Colleagues who wish to attend the conference and require 
accommodation in Manchester for the Friday (and/or Saturday) 
night may consult the Manchester University Department of 
German website 
[ ] which 
contains a list of hotels and guest houses convenient for the 
university and the city centre. 

The committee of the Forum was elected at the meeting held at the
University of Kent in February 1999 and consists of Barbara Fennell
(Aberdeen), Piklu Gupta (Hull), Ann Lawson (IDS), Cliona Marsh
(UCDublin), Victoria Martin (Oxford), Nicola McLelland (TCDublin),
John Partridge (Kent) and Sheila Watts (Cambridge). 

There is at present no formal membership, but an e-mail list of 
those known to be working in the field has been compliled from 
previous records by Mathias Schulze at UMIST. This notice has 
been sent to those at present on this list (and circulated through a
number of mailbases). All colleagues are invited to notify him of any
others (especially postgraduates) who may not have received this 
notice directly so that they may be added to the list. Similarly, 
anyone who received this notice who does not wish to remain on 
the list should notify Mathias Schulze. 

Further information may be obtained from any one of the organisers:

Martin Durrell, University of Manchester []
Bernd Herhoffer, Manchester Metropolitan University
[] Mathias Schulze, UMIST

We are looking forward to seeing you in Manchester in November 
and hearing your paper.

Martin Durrell, Bernd Herhoffer, Mathias Schulze


Mathias Schulze
Lecturer in German
Department of Language Engineering
PO Box 88
M60 1QD

tel +44 (0) 161 200 3083
fax +44 (0) 161 200 3099
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