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LINGUIST List 17.815

Thu Mar 16 2006

Calls: Austronesian Ling/UK;Applied Ling/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Bill Palmer, 2nd Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics
        2.    Annelies Häcki Buhofer, 4th Days of Swiss Linguistics

Message 1: 2nd Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics
Date: 15-Mar-2006
From: Bill Palmer <bill.palmersurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: 2nd Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics

Full Title: 2nd Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: ALL2

Date: 02-Jun-2006 - 03-Jun-2006
Location: St Catherine's College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Bill Palmer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Call Deadline: 24-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

ALL2 is a two day conference on all aspects of language and linguistics in the Austronesian speaking world, organized by the UK Austronesian Research Group (UKARG).

Call for papers.

Following the success of our 2005 meeting on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics, UKARG is pleased to announce the 2nd Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL2), to be held on Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Last year's conference was attended by researchers from the UK, Europe, and Australia. We are now pleased to invite all researchers working on Austronesian languages to participate in this year's conference.

Researchers working in any area of Austronesian linguistics are invited to present their research. We welcome contributions relating to any aspect of Austronesian from any perspective, including:

- formal theoretical issues;
- typology;
- descriptive linguistics;
- documentary linguistics and language endangerment;
- historical linguistics;
- lexicology;
- discourse.

Papers will be thirty minutes in length plus ten minutes for discussion. Submissions should be made by email (subject: ALL2 abstract) to bill.palmersurrey.ac.uk, and should include:

- title of the paper;
- name, affiliation, email address, snail address and telephone numbers of the author(s);
- a short abstract (max. 400 words)

Deadline for abstracts: 24 April 2006

Registration for ALL2 is free of charge.

Inquiries may be directed to the conference organiser Bill Palmer at bill.palmersurrey.ac.uk, or to

Bill Palmer
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey,

Message 2: 4th Days of Swiss Linguistics
Date: 15-Mar-2006
From: Annelies Häcki Buhofer <annelies.haecki-buhoferunibas.ch>
Subject: 4th Days of Swiss Linguistics

Full Title: 4th Days of Swiss Linguistics

Date: 21-Nov-2006 - 22-Nov-2006
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Contact Person: Saskia Bollin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English; French; German, Standard

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The Swiss Linguistic Society (SSG/SSL) organises the '4th days of Swiss Linguistics' from November 21st until November 22nd, 2006. It is a generally accessible conference with the frame topic 'corpus linguistics/empirical linguistics'.

Up till now, plenary speeches by the following colleagues have been scheduled:

- Prof. Dr. Heike Behrens, University of Basel
- Prof. Dr. Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
- Prof. Dr. Emanuela Cresti, University of Florence
- Prof. Dr. Andres Kristol, University of Neuchâtel

With this announcement we invite all linguists who are interested to take part in the conference with a lecture or as a discussion participant.

We would be pleased if as many of the participants as possible could attend the whole conference. You can announce your contributions until April 5th, 2006. We will be able to deliver the scheduled programme to you in the course of May.

We would be grateful if you could advert this conference to your colleagues as well.

On demand, we'll send you the registration form by email.
Our contact-email-adress: secretariat-haecki-germaunibas.ch

The registration should be carried out until April 5th, 2006. Contributions that go beyond the frame the topic gives are also possible. Young scientists are cordially invited, too. Please send us an abstract of one page at the most and a short bibliography of your previous publications via e-mail by April 5th.

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