LINGUIST List 7.1153

Thu Aug 15 1996

Calls: Contrastive ling, Historical ling (ICHL 1997)

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  1. Paul Bennett, Contrastive ling
  2. Organisator, Historical ling--ICHL 1997

Message 1: Contrastive ling

Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 09:37:42 -0000
From: Paul Bennett <>
Subject: Contrastive ling

A workshop on Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics will be held at
UMIST, Manchester, UK, on Saturday 2 November 1996. The aim is to
bring together people working on contrastive linguistics from a
variety of viewpoints, primarily language teaching, human and machine
translation, and linguistic typology and universals.

Offers of papers are requested on any relevant topic, including the
 - Findings from typological linguistics which are relevant to
 translation or language teaching
 - The relevance of linguistic universals to language teaching and/or
 - Language universals and second-language learning
 - Existing applications of contrastive linguistics in language
 teaching or translation

Papers should be 30-40 minutes in length. Please send a one-page
abstract by 15 September to:
Paul Bennett
Department of Language Engineering
P O Box 88
M60 1QD
Great Britain
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Message 2: Historical ling--ICHL 1997

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 13:48:56 BST
From: Organisator <>
Subject: Historical ling--ICHL 1997
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 The XIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics

 will be held at

 Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet of Duesseldorf, Germany

 10 - 17 August 1997

 Plenary speakers include:

 Henning Andersen (UCLA)
 Kate Burridge (Melbourne)
 Wallace Chafe (Santa Barbara)
 Konrad Ehlich (Muenchen)
 Marvin Herzog (Columbia)
 Dieter Kastovsky (Wien)
 Donka Minkova (UCLA)
 Marianne Mithun (Santa Barbara)
 David Olson (Toronto)
 John Rickford (Stanford)
 Suzanne Romaine (Oxford)
 Brigitte Schlieben-Lange (Tuebingen)
 Dan Slobin (Berkeley)

 Papers are invited either for any topic in historical
 linguistics, or for one of the special topic areas:

 Media, written language, and language change
 Norms and change of (linguistic) norms in modern societies
 Markedness, naturalness, and the invisible hand 
 American Indian languages: relationships and developments
 Universal and social factors in language contact
 The development of Yiddish as a contact language 
 Linguistic prehistory and history in Eastern Europe

One page abstracts may be submitted either by mail (one hard copy
accompanied by an ASCII-file on a diskette) or, preferably, by email
(ASCII-file only) so as to arrive no later than 1st October 1996

 --- official airline: Lufthansa ---

 mail: Dieter Stein
 Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
 Anglistik III
 Universitaetsstr. 1
 D-40225 Duesseldorf


 phone : 49-(0)211-811-2936 
 fax : 49-(0)211-811-3026
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