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Fri Feb 29 2008

FYI: SHLP Inaugural Conference, ANU, 1st August 2008

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        1.    William McGregor, SHLP Inaugural Conference, ANU, 1st August 2008

Message 1: SHLP Inaugural Conference, ANU, 1st August 2008
Date: 29-Feb-2008
From: William McGregor <linwmghum.au.dk>
Subject: SHLP Inaugural Conference, ANU, 1st August 2008
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We propose to launch the SHLP with a one day conference, to be held on 1st
August 2008 in the Department of Linguistics, RSPAS, ANU, Canberra, Australia.

Contributions are welcome on any topic in the history of linguistics in the
Pacific in the hope of stimulating a diverse range of contributions. These
could include (though they are not restricted to) the following:

• Missionary linguistics in the Pacific;
• Explorer linguistics in the Pacific;
• The rise and development of academic linguistics in the Pacific, and the
relationships to international academic linguistics and other disciplines
(e.g. anthropology);
• The contribution of particular individuals, including both leaders and
• The history of treatment of particular linguistic themes (such as
phonetics and phonology, morphology, semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse
• The development of applied fields such as translation and interpreting,
literacy teaching, and language maintenance;
• The contribution of indigenous people;
• The institutionalisation of linguistics in the Pacific (e.g. the role and
contribution of SIL International, the rise of academic departments of
anthropology and linguistics);
• Interactions between description, documentation and theory (how linguists
dealt with linguistic facts problematic to their linguistic theories, and
the impact of theory on descriptive and documentary practice);
• Linguistics transplanted: the development of European and American
linguistic theories and praxis in the Pacific;
• Linguistics in the colonial and post-colonial Pacific.

Expressions of interest

If you would like to attend this conference and/or give a paper, please
advise us at organisers_shlpyahoo.com.au by 31st March 2008, indicating a
title and brief abstract (c. 100 words). Further information will be sent
out in early April.

Planning Committee: Hilary Carey (Newcastle,
Hilary.Careynewcastle.edu.au); William B. McGregor (Aarhus,
linwmghum.au.dk); David Moore (Alice Springs, DavidC.Moorent.gov.au)

Website: http://fc.hum.au.dk/~linwmg/SHLP/SHLP.htm

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

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