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LINGUIST List 25.650

Fri Feb 07 2014

Calls: Language Documentation, Socioling, Historical Ling, General Ling/Papua New Guinea

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Feb-2014
From: Craig Alan Volker <cvolkerdwu.ac.pg>
Subject: Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea 2014 Annual Meeting
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Full Title: Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea 2014 Annual Meeting

Date: 17-Sep-2014 - 19-Sep-2014
Location: Madang, Papua New Guinea
Contact Person: Craig Alan Volker
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2014

Meeting Description:

The 2014 annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea will be held at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea 17-19 September.

The day preceding the conference will be Papua New Guinea Independence Day, which Madang celebrates with the Madang Show near the Divine Word University campus. Conference participants will be welcome to come a few days early to enjoy this colourful celebration of indigenous Madang culture.

The people of Madang are well known in Papua New Guinea for their friendliness and hospitality to newcomers. Madang Town is a well known tourist destination in Madang, with accommodation of various standards of comfort. Conference organisers are trying to arrange special accommodation discounts for participants. For further details or assistance with accommodation please contact stapungudwu.ac.pg with the subject heading “LSPNG 2014 accommodation”.

Madang is connected by three airlines (Air Niugini, Airlines PNG and the new discount airline Travelair) to the international airport in Port Moresby (POM) and, for visitors arriving overland from Jayapura, Indonesia, to Vanimo airport (VAI) in northwestern PNG. International participants needing assistance making bookings can contact the DWU travel agent, Global Travel (dealedonadwu.ac.pg).

Conference fee: PNG K150 regular, PNG K50 students

For more information contact: cvolkerdwu.ac.pg

Call for Abstracts:

Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea 2014
“Celebrating Tok Pisin & Tok Ples”

The 2014 annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea will be held at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea 17-19 September. Although the theme this year will be “Celebrating Tok Pisin & Tok Ples”, abstracts are invited for presentations on all languages of Melanesia, including Hiri Motu, English, and Papuan Malay on topics such as grammatical analysis, phonology, language documentation, language endangerment, sociolinguistics, the history and classification of languages, pidgin and creole studies, educational linguistics, language and music, child or second language acquisition, and the development of literature in languages of Melanesia.

There will be a special session set aside for presentations by students at universities in Papua New Guinea and Indonesian Papua.

Presentations will be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion. The proceedings will appear as a special issue of Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, the online LSPNG journal (www.langlxmelanesia.com). Please send abstracts in English (maximum 300 words) by the end of May 2014 to cvolkerdwu.ac.pg.



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