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Message 1: 1st International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English

Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 17:02:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: patrick.honeybone <patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English

1st International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English 
Short Title: ICLCE2005 

Date: 23-Jun-2005 - 26-Jun-2005
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact: Patrick Honeybone
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/iclce/iclce2005.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 


Meeting Description:

The First International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary
English will be held from 23 - 26 June 2005, at the University of
Edinburgh, organised by Philip Carr (CELA, Montpellier III/ERSS,
Toulouse II), Heinz Giegerich (Edinburgh), Nikolas Gisborne
(Edinburgh), Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh), Graeme Trousdale
(Edinburgh).

We are pleased to announce the First International Conference on the
Linguistics of Contemporary English (incorporating the Second
International Conference on the Phonology of English), to be held from
23 - 26 June 2005, at the University of Edinburgh.

The attention devoted to the linguistic phenomenon (or phenomena)
known as English has resulted in a broad body of work in diverse
research traditions, illustrating both the individual characteristics
of the many Englishes, and the contributions that an understanding of
these linguistic systems can make to our general knowledge of the
human language faculty.

Our aims are (i) to encourage the cross-fertilisation of ideas between
different frameworks and research traditions, all of which address the
linguistics of English, and, furthermore, (ii) to promote discussion
among researchers interested in linguistic theories (phonologists,
syntacticians, variationists etc.) regarding what we mean when we use
the word 'English' to describe the linguistic phenomena which we work
to explain.

We will therefore invite abstracts which deal with any aspect of the
structure of contemporary varieties of English, in terms of their
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics etc., in any way which aims
to be explanatory. Work on any variety (or number of varieties) is
welcome, including variationist work which engages with issues of
linguistic structure. We do not intend to accept abstracts which are
purely historical, but work which brings in diachrony in order to
explain the structure of Present-Day English is certainly welcome.

An International Conference on the Phonology of English was held in
Toulouse in 2002 along these lines. We aim for the current conference
to build on the success of that event, and to broaden out its scope to
include discussion of all aspects of English.

NB: a full call for papers will be sent out around August


Invited speakers:
The following have accepted invitations to speak at the conference
* Bas Aarts
* Luigi Burzio
* Lisa Green
* Peter Trudgill



Organising committee:
The conference is organised by the following
* Philip Carr (CELA, Montpellier III/ERSS, Toulouse II)
* Heinz Giegerich (Edinburgh)
* Nikolas Gisborne (Edinburgh)
* Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh)
* Graeme Trousdale (Edinburgh)



Advisory Board:
The following have accepted invitations to act as advisors and
abstract-readers for the conference (more may be added in due course)
* Bas Aarts (UCL)
* Laurie Bauer (Wellington)
* Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins)
* Ron Butters (Duke)
* Jack Chambers (Toronto)
* Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary, London)
* Jacques Durand (Toulouse II)
* Paul Foulkes (York)
* Lisa Green (Texas, Austin)
* Liliane Haegeman (Lille III)
* Alison Henry (Ulster)
* Caroline Heycock (Edinburgh)
* Manfred Krug (Freiburg)
* Rochelle Lieber (New Hampshire)
* April McMahon (Sheffield)
* Sailaja Pingali (Hyderabad)
* Ingo Plag (Siegen)
* Dennis Preston (Michigan State)
* Edgar Schneider (Regensburg)
* John Taylor (Otago)
* Katie Wales (Leeds) 
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