From: Jane Simpson <jhsmail.usyd.edu.au>
Subject: Australian Linguistics Institute
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Australian Linguistics Institute
Short Title: ALI
Date: 07-Jul-2008 - 11-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact: Andrew Yip
Contact Email: lingfest08arts.usyd.edu.au
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Australian Sign Language (asf)
The Australian Linguistics Institute, consisting of short, intensive courses
presented by some excellent linguists, will be held from 7th - 11th July 2008,
at the University of Sydney, Australia. It is a great opportunity for linguists,
language professionals, graduate students and advanced undergraduates to learn
more about a wide range of topics. Plus there's to be a three day Indigenous
Languages Institute which will bring Indigenous people working on languages
together with other language workers to work on problems of language maintenance
and language revitalisation.
Each ALI course is offered for 1.5 hours each day for five days. Topics include
psycholinguistics (Anne Cutler), first language acquisition (Rosalind Thornton
and Stephen Crain), morpho-syntax (Brett Baker, Greville Corbett, Mark Harvey,
Rachel Nordlinger, Gert Webelhuth and Regine Eckhardt), computational
linguistics (Robert Dale, Mary Dalrymple, Mark Dras), Japanese grammar (Nerida
Jarkey and Harumi Minagawa), sociolinguistics (Jennifer Hay, Michael Clyne,
Diana Eades), semantics (Bert Peeters, Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka),
discourse and conversational analysis (Celia Kitzinger, Jim Martin, Sigrid
Norris), sign language linguistics and grammaticalisation (Louise de Beuzeville
and Trevor Johnston), contact language typology (Ian Smith), quantitative
methods (Carsten Roever) and educational linguistics (William Armour, Ryuko
Kubota, Ahmar Mahboob, Aek Phakiti).
ALI is part of LingFest 2008 [http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/](30 June -
11 July 2008).
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