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Wed Jul 2 1997

Calls: Harold Orton Centenary Conf

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Message 1: Harold Orton Centenary Conference

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 15:10:39 GMT
From: J. KLEMOLA <engjkARTS-01.NOVELL.LEEDS.AC.UK>
Subject: Harold Orton Centenary Conference

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers

HAROLD ORTON CENTENARY CONFERENCE:
DIALECTAL VARIATION IN ENGLISH
March 24-26 1998

Plenary speakers will include:

Bill Kretzschmar
Jim Milroy


1998 sees the centenary of the birth of Harold Orton, co-founder of
the Survey of English Dialects, and the half-centenary of the
establishment of the Survey itself.

The conference aims:

- to take stock of the research achievements in dialectology to date

- to address current issues in diachronic and synchronic variation in
English, from the point of view of dialectology, sociolinguistics,
corpus-based linguistics, socio-cultural studies, literary studies and
any other related fields

- to bring together people working on linguistic variation from
different perspectives and from all the English-using world

- to look forward to research projects for the new millenium

A selection of the proceedings will be published in Leeds Studies in
English.

We invite you to send one-page proposals for papers, workshops, and
panel discussions in the above areas. Papers will be 20 minutes
duration + 10 minutes for discussion.

Please send your abstracts/proposals by 30 September 1997 to one of
the following, either by post to the address below or by email:

Dr Clive Upton (c.uptonsheffield.ac.uk)
Dr Juhani Klemola (j.klemolaleeds.ac.uk)
Dr Anthea Fraser Gupta (a.f.guptaleeds.ac.uk)

School of English
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
UK

For more information, contact:

Professor Katie Wales (k.walesleeds.ac.uk)
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