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The Twelfth International Conference on Historical Linguistics

January 1995


The abstract selection procedure is now complete. In order to maximise the
number of papers, we have decided to run three parallel sessions and to
have a poster display. A provisional programme will be issued in the next
month together with a final conference booking form. In the meantime, the
present circular contains:
 * an outline timetable of conference events
 * a list of plenary speakers and titles
 * preliminary details of the workshops
 * the social programme
 * accommodation details
 * conference costs
 * travel details

Conference timetable

Saturday 12 August
 Rooms will be available in Hulme Hall. There will be no meal
service on this day but there are many restaurants and pubs within 10
minutes walk. It may be possible to book rooms for an extra day or two
before the conference - let us know when you book if you think you might
need this facility.
Sunday 13 August
 Registration and Reception Party
A trip to Dove Cottage (of Wordsworth fame) has been organised for those
who arrive early - see social programme.
Monday 14 August - Thursday 17 August
 ICHL XII Conference
=46riday 18 August
 Workshops (see below)
Saturday 19 August
 Trip to Haddon Hall and Chatsworth
Sunday 20 August
 Delegates may stay on until today if they so wish. Again we shall
need to know in advance and the booking form will contain a box to tick.

Plenary speakers
Barry Blake
 Verb affixes from case markers: some Australian examples

Alice Harris
 The mechanism of syntactic change

Susan Herring
 From nominal to verbal predication in Old Dravidian:
 the discourse roots of category change

Paul Kiparsky
 To be announced

Anthony Kroch
 The time course of language change

Aditi Lahiri
 Non-linear phonology and the theory of sound change

Ian Roberts
 Markedness, creolization and language change

Elizabeth Traugott
 The role of the development of discourse markers
 in a theory of grammaticalization

Theo Vennemann*
 Sprachb=FCnde and language families in prehistoric Europe
*Theo Vennemann's lecture has been arranged in collaboration with the
Goethe Institute of Manchester.

It is planned to dedicate half a day to each workshop and all workshops
will take place on Friday, 18 August. More details will be provided with
the provisional programme. In the meantime, contact the organizers.

Jadranka Gvozdanovic
Change in numeral systems

Alice Harris & Lyle Campbell
Cross-linguistic evidence for syntactic change: complex sentences

Ernst Hakon Jahr & Laura Wright
The influence of the Hansa and Low German on European languages

Roger Wright & Henk Aertsen (to be confirmed)
The lexicon and semantic change

Social Programme
Details of the social programme are attached. Please notify us of your
intention of going on any of the trips in good time.

There are no hotels in the immediate vicinity but Hulme Hall offers the
possibility of good on-site accommodation at the following rates:
Single student room
 (with wash basin but without bathroom) =A321.00 per night
Single student room
(with en-suite shower and toilet) =A333.00 per night
Twin-bedded room
(with en-suite shower and toilet) =A349.00 per night
There are only 70 rooms with en suite shower/toilet available -they will be
allocated on the principle of first come first served. All room rates
include a full English Breakfast and individual tea and coffee making
facilities. All prices include VAT and service.

The following are a selection of Manchester hotels that offer discounted
rates if booked through the University. The rates are those currently
offered. They are unlikely to vary much if at all between now and August,
but please confirm the August rate at the time of making your booking. If
you opt for hotel accommodation you will be responsible for settling your
own account direct with the hotel in the usual way. Accommodation in Hulme
Hall is booked and paid for through the conference office.
Willow Bank Hotel - 340 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6AF.
Tel. +44-161-224-0461. 10 minutes by bus; 20 minutes on foot from Hulme
Hall. Mon-Thur: Single Room =A340.50, Twin/Double =A350.50. Fri-Sun: Single
=A325, Twin/Double =A333 (all rooms with en suite facilities and English
Dominion Hotel - 48-50 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 6JD. Tel.
+44-161-953-1280. In downtown Manchester, about 15 minutes by bus and 30
mins on foot or a =A32.50 cab ride one way. Single suite =A362, Double =A372=
includes breakfast.
Manchester Business School - Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB. Tel.
+44-161-275-6303. 10 minutes by bus, 20 minutes on foot. Standard Room =A335=
Club Room =A345, includes breakfast.

Breakfast will either be in Hulme Hall or your hotel. Lunch is included in
the conference package on Monday-Friday 14-18 August. Specialist needs such
as vegetarian/vegan can be catered for - please indicate at the time of
booking. Participants will be free to make their own dinner arrangements.
Hulme Hall is close to an exceptionally fine range of South Asian
restaurants; two of the evening receptions are close to downtown Manchester
and Chinatown, both of which offer excellent gastronomic options. A
restaurant list will be included in the conference package.

Conference costs
Registration Fee
 (includes ISHL subscription, conference programme
 and book of abstracts) =A315.00

Conference Fee
(includes tea/coffee and lunch Mon-Fri
and covers room hire and administration costs)
If paid by 1 June 1995 =A375.00
If paid after 1 June 1995 =A390.00
Discounted rate for bona fide students =A345.00

If you cannot attend but wish to receive the programme and book of
abstracts, you need only pay the Registration Fee. All those who attend the
conference will pay the Conference Fee plus the Registration Fee.
It is hoped that participants will be able to pay by credit card - details
with booking forms.

Manchester can be easily reached via its international airport. Many
carriers fly direct from all continents and there are frequent shuttle
services to major European hubs like Heathrow and Schiphol. A taxi from the
airport to Hulme Hall costs about =A310. There are also connecting bus and
train services.
There is a regular train service to Manchester Piccadilly from central
London (Euston). The trip takes about two and a half hours. There are also
trains to all other parts of the UK. A taxi from the station to Hulme Hall
costs about =A33.

Hulme Hall
The conference will be held in Hulme Hall, Oxford Place, Victoria Park,
Manchester M14 5RR. Tel. +44-161-224-2862 Fax. +44-161-257-3059. Hulme Hall
offers parking for up to 80 cars (no extra charge) and on site squash and
tennis courts and a multi-gym (again no charge).

If think you will need childcare for (parts of) the conference, please let
us know as soon as possible and we will try to make arrangements.


 Department of Linguistics
 University of Manchester
 Oxford Road
 Manchester M13 9PL

 Tel ++44+(0)161-275 3187/3042
 Fax ++44+(0)161-275 3187

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