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Message 1: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2008 Meeting
Date: 05-Aug-2008
From: Patrick Honeybone <patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2008 Meeting
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Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2008 Meeting
Short Title: LAGB 2008

Date: 10-Sep-2008 - 13-Sep-2008
Location: University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom
Contact: Bob Borsley
Meeting URL: http://www.essex.ac.uk/LAGB2008

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
held at the University of Essex, from 10th to 13th September. The local
organisers will be Sonja Eisenbeiss, Nancy Kula, and Bob Borsley. The Meeting
will last four days and will feature several special events, including invited
talks by Paul Kiparsky and Bernard Comrie, an invited workshop entitled 'New
Perspectives on the Phonological Cycle' and a special themed session with the
title 'Language Contact'.

http://www.essex.ac.uk/LAGB2008 (this conference URL will be functioning soon).

Reminder: Booking deadline.

The second circular for the 2008 LAGB Meeting contains details for booking a
place at the conference. Please download it from this address:
http://www.lagb.org.uk/meetings.htm
The deadline for early booking is 8th August. Both the second circular and the
programme for the conference can be downloaded (in pdf format) from this
address. Booking is a two-stage process this year, involving electronic
submission of the booking form and a separate arrangement for payment. Details
are given in the second circular.

Highlights of the 2008 meeting are given below:

1. The Henry Sweet Lecture 2008 will be delivered by Professor Paul Kiparsky
(Stanford University) on the evening of 10th September, with the title
'Synchronic Analogy'.

2. The Linguistics Association Lecture 2008 will be delivered by Professor
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) on 13th
September, with the title 'Exploiting WALS: New Developments in Areal Typology'.

3. There will also be a Workshop entitled 'New Perspectives on the Phonological
Cycle' related to Paul Kiparsky's Henry Sweet Lecture, on the afternoon of 10th
August, featuring talks by Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (Manchester), Geert Booij
(Leiden), and Sarah Collie (Edinburgh).

4. There will also be a special themed session on 12th and 13th September,
related to Bernard Comrie's Linguistics Association Lecture, with the title
'Language Contact', for which abstracts were invited.

5. There will be a Language Tutorial on Archi, given by Marina Chumakina,
Dunstan Brown and Greville Corbett (University of Surrey). For details, please
see www.archi.surrey.ac.uk

6. There will be a session organised by the LAGB's Education Committee with the
title ''Foreign Languages: Changes at School (And University?). How Changes in
Primary and Secondary Education Will Affect Future Undergraduates, and How
Universities Can Help.'' Speakers will include Ros Mitchell (Southampton) and
Teresa Birks (Higher Education Advisor, CILT). Further details are available on
this website: www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/ec/ecsessions.htm

7. Professor Shearer West, the Director of Research at the Arts and Humanities
Research Council, will give a brief presentation on Friday 12th September and
will respond to questions from the meeting.

8. A wine reception will be held on the evening of 10th September, sponsored by
Cambridge University Press.
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