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LINGUIST List 16.3350

Mon Nov 21 2005

Confs: Socioling/Perth, Scotland, UK

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Message 1: One Language or Two?
Date: 15-Nov-2005
From: Robert Millar <r.millarabdn.ac.uk>
Subject: One Language or Two?


One Language or Two?

Date: 03-Dec-2005 - 03-Dec-2005
Location: Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact: Derrick McClure
Contact Email: j.d.mcclureabdn.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Gaelic, Scottish (gla)
Scots (sco)
Gaelic, Irish (gle)

Meeting Description:

ONE LANGUAGE OR TWO?
A one-day conference in the A.K. Bell Memorial Library, Perth,
on Saturday 3 December 2005

10.00. Imagining a Language, Imagining a Grammar: Social Constructs and
Language Distinctiveness Robert Millar

10.40. Scots and English: one grammar or two? John M. Kirk

11.20. Coffee.

11.40. How many languages is Scots? Derrick McClure

12.20. Annual General Meeting of the Forum for Research in the Languages of
Scotland and Ulster.
Agenda.
1. Chairman's Report
2. Treasurer's Report
3. Eighth International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster,
Islay 2006: report on plans
4. AOB.

1.30. Lunch.

2.30. Public Policy and Scots in Northern Ireland Gavin Falconer

3.10. [On Gaelic: title TBA]
Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

3.50. Coffee.

4.10. General discussion.

5.00. Close of conference.

The conference fee of £30 (£25 unwaged) will include morning and afternoon
coffee, and will entitle the participant to a year's membership of the Forum.


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