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LINGUIST List 17.1539

Thu May 18 2006

Confs: General Ling/University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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        1.    Andrea Schalley, Australian Linguistics Institute 2006

Message 1: Australian Linguistics Institute 2006
Date: 18-May-2006
From: Andrea Schalley <andrea.schalleyune.edu.au>
Subject: Australian Linguistics Institute 2006

Australian Linguistics Institute 2006
Short Title: ALI 2006

Date: 10-Jul-2006 - 14-Jul-2006
Location: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Contact: Andrea Schalley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

ALI 2006 is a selection of 12 intensive courses presented by world experts in their fields. It's a unique opportunity for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, professional linguists, and language professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills in key areas of linguistics.


Registration Deadline: Early Bird: 26 May 2006

Many courses in ALI 2006 are on the theme 'Language and Cognition', while others focus on language typology, acquisition, and aspects of linguistic theory.
Location: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Date: 10-14 July 2006

(There is no general registration deadline, you can register up to the start of ALI.)

Each course consists of five 90 minute sessions, running Monday through Friday. Three sets of courses will be running in parallel, so participants can attend a maximum of four courses. Confirmed topics and presenters are as follows.

* Bilingualism: cognitive aspects
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)
* Cognitive linguistics
John Taylor (University of Otago)
* Combinatory grammar and natural cognition
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
* L2 syntax: Age dependent effects
Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai'i)
* Language and genetics
Brian Byrne (University of New England)
* Language and thought
Lera Boroditsky (Stanford University)
* Logic in child language acquisition
Stephen Crain (Macquarie University Centre for Cognitive Science)
* Morphology and lexical representations
Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
* NonPamaNyungan languages of Northern Australia
Nicholas Evans (Melbourne University)
* Papuan languages
William Foley (University of Sydney)
* Semantics masterclass
Anna Wierzbicka (Australian National University)
* Understanding typological distribution
Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig)

ALI 2006 is organised by the Language and Cognition Research Centre of the University of New England. For more information, contact Cliff Goddard cgoddardune.edu.au, or
Andrea Schalley andrea.schalleyune.edu.au.

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