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        1.    Susana Afonso, Theory and Data: Invitation to a Training Event in Linguistics


Message 1: Theory and Data: Invitation to a Training Event in Linguistics
Date: 28-Feb-2009
From: Susana Afonso <su_cavadashotmail.com>
Subject: Theory and Data: Invitation to a Training Event in Linguistics
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Theory and Data: Invitation to a Training Event in Linguistics

Date: 24-Apr-2009 - 24-Apr-2009
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact: Susana Afonso
Contact Email: su_cavadashotmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/ills/events/launch/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

To celebrate the launch of the Institute for Linguistics and Language Studies,
the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures of the University of
Manchester wishes to invite linguistics postgraduates from all over the country
to a one-day training event on the theme of:

Theory and Data

24 April 2009

10.00 - 18.00
(University Place 3.204, Oxford Road, Manchester)

Guest Speaker:
Professor Peter Austin, Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, SOAS.

The sessions will reflect the variety of theoretical approaches and language
specialisms covered by the Institute:

Yaron Matras -
Toward a Theory of Language Contact: The Place of Diachronic, Typological, and
Conversational Data in an Integrated Model of Grammar

Guido Seiler -
Why Dialect Geography Matters

Yuni Kim -
Intonational Variation in Huave

Andrew Koontz-Garboden -
Possessed Property Concepts in Ulwa: Why Morphological Syncretism Matters and
How to Deal with It (based on research conducted with Itamar Francez, Yale)

Iris Bachmann -
Situating Linguistic Data: Investigating Language and the Media in Brazilian
Television.

Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen -
Do 'Literal' Meanings Play a Role in Actual Communication? An Empirical Study.

Each session will consist of a 30-minute talk plus 15 minutes of debate led by a
discussant. Attendance to the event (including refreshments and lunch) is free,
but email registration is required by 10 April. If you wish to register, please
email Susana Afonso at su_cavadashotmail.com providing your name and
affiliation. MA, MPhil and PhD students welcome!
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