LINGUIST List 9.358

Wed Mar 11 1998

Confs: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

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  1. b.clark, Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Message 1: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 12:44:30 +0000
From: b.clark <>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Spring Meeting 1998: Lancaster University

The 1998 Spring Meeting will be held from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16
April at Lancaster University. The Local Organisers are Melanie
Sharratt and Julia Glass ( and Enquiries about the meeting should be
addressed to: Melanie Sharratt, LAGB 1998, Linguistics Department,
Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YT.

Accommodation: En suite and standard rooms available. Standard rooms
have wash basins. Rooms are in John Creed-Cartmel and Lonsdale
buildings, a short walk from the George Fox building where the talks
will be given. Rooms will be allocated strictly on a "first-come
first-served" basis.

Registration: begins at 12 noon on Tues. 14th April at Lonsdale
porters lodge.

Bar: will be open at lunchtimes and evenings (until 23.00) every day.

Food: please indicate vegetarian/other dietary requirements on booking

Childcare: If you require childcare, please contact the Local
Organiser for further details.

Travel: Lancaster is easily accessible by train (trains from London
can be caught at Euston station). By car, the university is easily
accessible from junction 33 of the M6 when travelling from the north
or the south. Car parking vouchers will be available free of charge on
request. Further travel details will be sent out with booking

Events: The Linguistics Association 1998 Lecture on Tuesday afternoon
will be delivered by Professor Frederick Newmeyer of the University of
Washington, and is entitled 'Formal Linguistics and Functional
Explanation: Bridging the Gap'.

Professor Newmeyer will also be participating in a Workshop entitled
'Formalism, Functionalism and Typology' on Tuesday afternoon and
evening. The workshop is organised by Bill Croft (University of
Manchester); other contributors are Anna Siewierska (University of
Lancaster) and Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh).

There will be a Language Tutorial on Quechua, given by Pieter Muysken
(University of Amsterdam).

There will be a Wine Party on Tuesday evening, sponsored by the Dept
of Linguistics.

Bookings: should be sent to the Local Organisers, address above, to
arrive by Friday 27 March. Cheques should be made payable to
"Lancaster University".

Guests: members may invite any number of guests to meetings of the
association, upon payment of a \1635 guest invitation fee. Members
wishing to invite guests should photocopy the booking form.

Abstracts: are available to members who are unable to attend the
meeting. Please order using the booking form below.

Annual General Meeting: This is to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 April. 
Items for the agenda should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Nominations for speakers: Nominations are requested for future guest 
speakers; all suggestions should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Changes of address: Members are reminded to notify the Membership
Secretary (address below) of changes of address.

Committee members:

President: Prof. Richard Hudson, University College London (

Honorary Secretary: Dr. David Adger, University of York (

Membership Secretary: Dr. Kersti Borjars, University of Manchester 

Meetings Secretary: Dr. Marjolein Groefsema, University of
Hertfordshire (

Treasurer: Dr. Paul Rowlett, University of Salford

Assistant Secretary: Dr. April McMahon, University of Cambridge

Internet home page:

Electronic network: the LAGB electronic network is used for
disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members quickly. To
subscribe send the message "add lagb" to:

Future Meetings:
10-12 September 1998 			University of Luton.
8-10 April 1999 		 University of Manchester.
Autumn 1999 (provisional)			University of York.
Spring 2000 (provisional)			University College London.
Autumn 2000 (provisional)			University of Wales Bangor.

Other Dates:

Genes, Languages and Peoples. 1-day workshop on the interfaces between
genetics, linguistics and archaeology, to be held at Selwyn College,
Cambridge, Saturday 5 September 1998. Sponsored by the LAGB and the
Genetical Society. Speakers include Don Ringe, Roger Lass, Merritt
Ruhlen, Svante Paabo, Antonio Torroni, Rob Foley. Contact April
McMahon at Selwyn College, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ; phone 01223 335830;

International conference: Negation: syntax, semantics and pragmatics
Friday 30 October - Sunday 1 November 1998, University of Salford.
Invited speakers: Liliane Haegeman, William Ladusaw, Jean-Yves Pollock
Conference organiser: Paul Rowlett Abstract submission: max. 300 words
by 30 April 1998 to Wendy Pickles, Negation Conference Administrator,
European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, Salford M5
4WT. E-mail:

5th Conference on Diachronic Generative Syntax, May 30-June 1 1998.
Contacts: Susan Pintzuk, George Tsoulas, Anthony Warner, The Organising 
Committee, DIGS 5, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University 
of York, York YO1 5DD. UK. Tel: +44 1904 432661 / 432664 / 432667. 
Fax: +44 1904 432673. Email:

The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of
future venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not
previously visited or from places with newly established linguistics
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