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Wed Jul 2 1997

Calls: Harold Orton Centenary Conf

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  1. J. KLEMOLA, Harold Orton Centenary Conference

Message 1: Harold Orton Centenary Conference

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 15:10:39 GMT
Subject: Harold Orton Centenary Conference

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers

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

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 (
Dr Juhani Klemola (
Dr Anthea Fraser Gupta (

School of English
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

For more information, contact:

Professor Katie Wales (
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