LINGUIST List 11.1816

Tue Aug 29 2000

Calls: Interdisciplinary Journal, Historical Ling

Editor for this issue: Michael Appleby <>

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  1. Peter Gutmann, Interdisciplinary Call for Papers
  2. Kate Burridge, ICHL 2000 conference

Message 1: Interdisciplinary Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 11:43:51 +0200
From: Peter Gutmann <>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Call for Papers

Dear Linguists,

Why here? Our aim is a new interdisciplinarity. To us, this concept
does not mean the dilution of disciplines into a vague concept of
something which pretends to be all, but really is nothing, but we would
like to build interdisciplinarity on the firm foundations of
disciplinary work and knowledge. Therefore, we need the contact with
professionals of the disciplines. Being a linguist by discipline
myself, I am sure there are quite a few LINGUIST readers 'out there' who
would like to participate in a (re-)connection of linguistics with the
rest of the Humanities.

First Call for Papers -- First Call for Papers 

Perspectives is a new journal, published at Oxford Brookes University
Humanities Research Centre. It addresses an international audience of
post-graduate students and scholars engaged in interdisciplinary work
within the Humanities. It is a bi-annual on-line publication,
accompanied by a (weekly updated) website for discussion and
workshopping of ideas.
The journal aims at creating a new interdisciplinary community of people
working beyond the limits of the 
established split into disciplines. Thus, our concept of "The
Humanities" is an open one, it comprises the traditional Humanities as
easily as what has come to be called Social Sciences and other related
fields (and areas of interest).

We invite articles for our third number: "Whatever happened to
Postmodernism?- Foucault & Co. in the 21st 

Possible subjects for articles could be (but are by no means limited to)
the following:

- What did happen to Postmodernism?
- Foucault, Derrida et al: Experiences with the Application of their
works in Interdisciplinary Work
- Interdisciplinarity and Postmodernism
- Are we still postmodern? Odds and Ends of a philosophy.
- Postmodern analyses of...
- Hollywood and beyond (Carpenter's H20 - a handbook to postmodernism;
_Deconstructing Harry_, _High Fidelity_ and _Girl, interrupted_ - new
quests for identity?; ...)
- The History of Language in times of _posthistoire_?
- Linguistics, the Natural Sciences and postmodern fashions
- ...

Deadline for submission of articles: 1 January 2001

We also invite articles for an unthemed number. Preliminary deadline for
this number is: 15 May 2000. (cf separate call for papers)

Please send enquiries and proposals to the editors at:

The language of the journal is English. Articles requiring translation
will not be accepted. The length of articles should range from 1500 to
5000 words, occasionally, however, exceptional features of up to 15000
words can be published. Book reviews should not exceed 1000 words. All
contributors will be required to submit the article either as plain-text
e-mail or as an e-mail attachment (rtf format preferred). A style-sheet
for accepted articles can be obtained from the editors.

Peter Gutmann, MA
Bei der alten Furt 3
66539 Neunkirchen

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Message 2: ICHL 2000 conference

Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 12:30:16 +1000
From: Kate Burridge <>
Subject: ICHL 2000 conference

First circular
August 2000

The XVth International Conference on Historical Linguistics will be held in
Melbourne, August 13-17, 2001.

The Department of Linguistics at La Trobe University will host the
conference, and it will be held at the Hotel Ibis, 15 Therry St, Melbourne.
This is on the northern edge of the Central Business District, close to the
University of Melbourne and the restaurants of Lygon Street.

Plenary speakers
Alexandra Aikhenvald
Cynthia Allen
Lyle Campbell
Susan Herring
Nigel Vincent

Offers of workshops, which will be held on Friday 17 August, are welcome

The deadline for abstracts for papers (20 min) is Easter 2001, but if you
require earlier acceptance, you can send your abstract at any time and we
will review it within a few days. Abstracts (of no more than 250 words)
should be submitted in the body of an email message to

alternatively in Word 6 or as an ASCII (text) or rtf attachment. Luddites
can send a hard copy to:

 Professor Barry J. Blake
 Director ICHL 2001
 Department of Linguistics
 La Trobe University
 Bundoora, VIC 3083

Conference registration is $264 ($240 + $24 GST) until I June 2001.
Late registration is $286 ($260 + $26 GST).
Student registration (full time student or unemployed) $132 ($120 + $12 GST)
Note that these figures are in Australian dollars. $1 Australian is about
39 pence sterling and 60 cents US.

Accommodation has been reserved at the Hotel Ibis. Participants should
book directly. Tel 61 (03) 9639 2399 Fax 61 (03) 9662 9263
Current room rates at the Ibis Hotel:
Standard Twin
One double bed & one single bed
(1,2,3 pax using existing bedding)  $105.00 nett, room only, incld. GST
(no rollaways available in room)
Standard Queen
One queen bed
1-2 pax  $105.00 nett, room only, incld. GST
(rollaway extra  $27.00)
One Bedroom apartment
One queen bed
(1-2 pax  $135.00 nett, room only, incld. GST
(sofa for 1 pax - extra  $27.00)
Two Bedroom apartment
One queen bed & two single beds
3-4 pax using existing bedding  $185.00 nett, room only, incld. GST
(sofa for 1 pax - extra  $27.00)

Buffet breakfast  $13.00pp
Above rates include GST
Above rates are Room Only.

August is the last month of winter, but don't be put off. The weather is
mainly sunny and the maximum temperature is usually around 15 Celsius and
occasionally higher.

The Skybus runs from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) every half hour to the
bus station in Franklin St, which is just a few metres from the Hotel Ibis.

Quantas Airways has been appointed the Official Airline for the ICHL 2001.
Under this arrangement Qantas offices in all parts of the world will be
pleased to discuss with you or your travel agent any special travel
requirements and itineraries, and will explain airfare structure for the
most economical travel to suit your needs.
Please quote the reference code CIC*461/199.
Special discounted fares of up to 45% off the full normal economy class
airfare, excluding taxes, have been negotiated for delegates (subject to
class availability at time of booking and conditions apply) attendfing the
ICHL 2001 in Melbourne. Please quote the following reference code and
receive the applicable discount or any special fares at the time.
Reference code: 1190521.
Please call Qantas Association Sales on: 1800 684 880 (Australia-wide) and
they will assist.

For further information, see our website

Kate Burridge
Associate Professor, Linguistics
La Trobe University
Bundoora, 3083
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