LINGUIST List 23.2980

Mon Jul 09 2012

Confs: General Linguistics/Papua New Guinea

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 09-Jul-2012
From: Ray Stegeman <>
Subject: Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea Annual Conference
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Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea Annual Conference Short Title: LSPNG

Date: 25-Sep-2012 - 27-Sep-2012 Location: Ukarumpa, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Contact: Ray Stegeman Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Society of PNG is pleased to announce its annual conference to be held at SIL-PNG’s New Training Centre, Ukarumpa, on 25-27 September 2012.

The goal of this year’s LSPNG Conference is to provide a venue for presentation of the best current research on Austronesian and Papuan languages, linguistics and literacy and to promote collaboration and research in these areas.

Please note the charges below for food and accommodation. The New Training Centre is a beautiful place with modern, dormitory-style housing and cafeteria and complete classrooms. Wireless internet access is available across the campus (for extra charge).

Costs for the LS PNG Conference are as follows:

Registration fee - K50 per person; K20 for students

Food - K287 (This includes 2 teas per day and 3 days of 3 meals per day (Tuesday through Thursday), plus supper on Monday night and breakfast on Friday morning. Please contact Ray Stegeman if you plan to stay for a longer or shorter time.)

Accommodation - K30 per person per night for double occupancy; K60 per person per night for single occupancy. These are dormitory-style rooms with common toilet/shower facilities. There will be separate dormitory buildings for men and women.

Travel costs - mission aviation with SIL, Pt. Moresby to Aiyura, with free bus service to the Ukarumpa Training Centre; K510 one way. SIL has flights only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so you would want to fly up on Monday, 24 September and fly back on Friday, 28 September (SIL aviation requires that you inform them of any changes in your travel plans at least 4 days in advance, to get a full refund.) The SIL option is more expensive (but more convenient) than booking a flight with Air Niugini (about K490, return) or Airlines PNG (about K790, return) on the internet, Pt. Moresby to Goroka, and then take a 2-hour PMV (public motor vehicle) ride from Goroka to Ukarumpa, that costs about K11.50, one way. We can help you with booking the SIL flights; just send an email to

Details regarding the transfer of funds for the LSPNG Conference, 25-27 September:

Bank Name: Bank of South Pacific LtdBSB: 088303

Name on account: Summer Institute of Linguistics (NOT SIL)Account number: 1000386683

When you make the deposit, you should include your name and the following account name and number: LR Travel; 64100-460116.

You should also send an email to providing your name, amount, date of the transfer and the last four digits of the account number from which you transferred the funds.

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