LINGUIST List 12.1908

Thu Jul 26 2001

Confs: New Zealand Linguistic Society

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  1. Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, New Zealand Linguistic Society

Message 1: New Zealand Linguistic Society

Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 17:52:23 +1200
From: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy <>
Subject: New Zealand Linguistic Society


30 August to 1 September 2001

It is not too late to register for this conference! It may appeal to 
linguists footloose in the South Pacific region after the Melbourne 
historical linguistics gathering, or to anyone on a pilgrimage to the 
New Zealand locations where _The Lord of the Rings_ was filmed... 
Information about Christchurch and the Canterbury region can be found 
at .


***Anyone who has not yet booked accommodation at College House 
(details below), and would like to do so, should contact Andrew 
Carstairs-McCarthy <> by 6 August. 
Anyone who has not booked for the conference dinner on 31 August, and 
would like to do so, should similarly contact Andrew 
Carstairs-McCarthy by 24 August.***
Payment for both can be made at registration (see below).

Programme and abstracts

The conference programme (subject to revision) can be viewed on the 
Web at . A 
booklet of abstracts will be given to participants at registration 
(or possibly mailed earlier).


College House, 100 Waimairi Road, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand 
(adjacent to the campus of the University of Canterbury).

How to get there

1.	By road

The University campus is on the western side of the city. Drivers 
approaching it from the north can avoid the city centre by turning 
right on to the ring road (Johns Road) in Belfast, signposted 
'Airport'. On reaching the roundabout closest to the airport (with 
the airport exit on the right), take the first (left) exit, on to 
Memorial Avenue. At the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right on 
to Ilam Road. On reaching the University campus (large buildings and 
University Drive on the left), pass on the right a large playing 
field and the University Staff Club (set back among trees). First on 
the right after the Staff Club is Homestead Lane. Turn into 
Homestead Lane and go to the end (minding speed bumps). Turn right 
on to Waimairi Road. College House is about 150 metres on the right, 
beyond Bishop Julius Hall..

Drivers approaching from the south can left turn on to the Airport 
ring road at Russley Road, and turn right into Memorial Avenue at the 
airport roundabout as described above

2.	By air

A taxi from the airport will cost around $20 (NZ). There are also 
buses into the central city ($4) and to Memorial Avenue, near the 
Ilam Road junction (see above) ($2). No bus from the airport runs 
directly past the campus.


A registration desk will be open in College House from about 4.00 to 
6.00 pm on Wednesday 29 August and also from 8.30 am on Thursday 30 
August. If you have not yet paid in full, please be ready to do so 
on registering. We can accept cash, or cheques made out to "NZ 
Linguistics Society, Canterbury Branch", either in New Zealand 
dollars drawn on a New Zealand bank, or else in other currencies 
drawn on a bank of the country where that currency is used. We 
cannot accept credit cards.

Charges (in New Zealand dollars: NZ$1 =3D US$0.43 approx) are:

Registration:	nonstudents	$100 (or $90 for members of TESOLANZ)
		students	$72 (or $62 for members of TESOLANZ)
The registration fee covers a buffet lunch and morning and afternoon 
tea or coffee each day, plus wine and cheese on the evening of 30 

Accommodation at College House (see below):
			$38 per night for bed and continental breakfast

Conference dinner:	$32 (not including drinks)
For details of the time, place and menu, see below under 'Eating'.


Accommodation (for those who have booked it by 6 August) is in 
College House, where the conference is being held. On arrival, 
please go to the conference registration desk (if it is open) or the 
College House office. On Wednesday 29 August, this office will be 
open for the issuing of keys until about 9.30 pm.


For those staying in College House, continental breakfast will be 
available from 7.00 to 9.00 am.

During the conference, morning and afternoon tea and a snack lunch 
will be provided in College House for registered participants. On 30 
August, after the afternoon session, there will be wine and cheese.

On Friday 31 August, the conference dinner (for those who have booked 
by 24 August) will take place in the University Staff Club at 8.00 
pm. The bar at the Staff Club will be open from 7.00 pm. Wine (by 
the bottle or glass), beer and juices for drinking during the dinner 
can be bought at the bar (no BYO). The menu consists of:
 Canapes (in downstairs lounge and bar area)
 Choice of main dishes (all served with new potatoes,vegetables, tossed salad):
	Chicken breast stuffed with pinenuts and brie, with cranberry sauce
or	Beef fillet on kumara cake, with a red wine and mushroom sauce
or	Kumara cake with grilled brown mushrooms, walnuts and gruy=E8re
	Baked citrus cheesecake with a berry couli
	Coffee or tea, after-dinner mints

Other places to eat on the campus are:
	the Student Association cafeteria (open 8.00 am)
	Cafe 101 (snacks, cappuccino, etc.) in the Commerce Building 
(open 8.30 am)
	Cafe Brasilia in the Student Association Building, at the 
Ilam Road end of University Drive, opposite the Staff Club (open 8.30 am)

The following restaurants are very near the campus:
	Tandoori Palace Indian Restaurant (licensed), Ilam Road, near 
junction with Rountree Street, about 100m south of Homestead Lane
	Foo San Chinese Restaurant, Rountree Street, near junction 
with Ilam Road (very popular, bookings necessary, phone 348 4921)
Several other restaurants can be found at Church Corner, at the 
southern end of Waimairi Road (about ten minutes' walk from College 

In the city centre are many restaurants, e.g. on Worcester Boulevard 
between Rolleston Avenue and Cathedral Square. The city centre can 
be reached by bus; there are stops on Ilam Road and on Creyke Road 
(northern edge of campus). Buses return from Platform B at the bus 
depot, signed 21 (Ilam) or 23 (Merrin). However, the service is not 
very frequent and a taxi is probably preferable.

Public telephones

In College House, there are telephones in every room that can be used 
for making local calls. For other calls, there are telephones in the 
foyer that accept Telecom prepaid phone cards (which can be bought 
from the office).

Phone numbers:

Linguistics Department office: (03) 364 2089
Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (office): (03) 364 2211

e-mail <>
Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Professor and Head of Department
Department of Linguistics, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 
4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
phone (work) +64-3-364 2211; (home) +64-3-355 5108
fax +64-3-364 2969
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