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Thu Feb 8 1996

Confs: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

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Message 1: CONFERENCES: LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 1996 16:20:07 GMT
From: "billy clark" <BILLY1mdx.ac.uk>
Subject: CONFERENCES: LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN


LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
 Spring Meeting 1996: University of Sussex

The 1996 Spring Meeting will be held from Thursday 11 April to
Saturday 13 April at the University of Sussex, where the Association
will be the guests of the Linguistics Subject Group of the School of
Cognitive and Computing Sciences. The Local Organiser is Nicola Woods
(nicolajwcogs.susx.ac.uk). Enquiries about the meeting should be
sent to: LAGB Spring Meeting 1996, Nicola Woods, School of Cognitive
and Computing Science, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH.

Events: The Linguistics Association 1996 Lecture on the Thursday
evening will be delivered by Professor Johanna Nichols (Berkeley) and
is entitled "Where on earth is Indo-European?"

Professor Nichols will also present a Language Tutorial on the Chechen
and Ingush languages.This will cover: basic structure, typologically
and theoretically interesting features, historical comparison,
lexicon, transcription and orthography.

Some cultural and geographical information on the people
will be given, through slides and tape recordings of the
languages and Chechen and Ingush music.

There will be the chance for participants to gain active
command of some basic phrases. Some basic grammatical
and lexical material and a bibliography will be
distributed.

There will also be a Workshop, organised by April McMahon (Cambridge)
and Kersti Borjars (Manchester), entitled "New cognates for historical
linguistics". Participants are: Paul Foulkes (Newcastle), April
McMahon (Cambridge), Rob McMahon (Cambridge), Anna Siewierska
(Lancaster). One of the most promising developments in current
historical linguistics involves attempts to connect results from this
domain with cognate disciplines. Participants will address potential
connections of historical linguistics with typology, experimental
phonetics/laboratory phonology, and genetics. The talks will be
followed by a panel discussion involving the workshop speakers,
Professor Nichols and the audience.

The Foundation of Endangered Languages, which was briefly presented to
the LAGB by its president Nicholas Ostler at the Newcastle meeting in
1995, will be holding its sixth meeting from 10 am to 12.30 pm on the
morning of 11 April, immediately before the formal start of the LAGB
Meeting. It is planned that this meeting should mark its formal
incorporation as a Company Limited by Guarantee. All LAGB
participants are welcome to attend the meeting, to find out about
membership and the Foundation's plans. Anyone wishing to receive a
copy of Iatiku, the Foundation's newsletter, should contact Nicholas
Ostler at Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA. Tel:
01225-852865. Fax: 01225-859258, email: nostlerchibcha.demon.co.uk

There will be a Wine Party on the Thursday evening, following
Professor Nichols's lecture. The wine party is sponsored by the
Linguistics Subject Group and the School of Cognitive and Computing
Science.

Bookings: should be sent to the Local Organiser, address above, to
arrive by Friday 8 March. Cheques should be made payable to
"University of Sussex".

Committee members:

 President
 Professor Greville Corbett, Linguistic and International Studies,
 University of Surrey, GUILDFORD, Surrey, GU2 5XH.
 e-mail: g.corbettsurrey.ac.uk

 Honorary Secretary
 Dr. David Adger, Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science,
 University of York, Heslington, York. YO1 5DD.
 e-mail: da4tower.york.ac.uk.

 Membership Secretary
 Dr. Kersti Borjars, Department of Linguistics, University of Manchester,
 MANCHESTER M13 9PL. e-mail: k.e.borjarsmanchester.ac.uk

 Meetings Secretary
 Dr. Billy Clark, Communication Studies, Middlesex University, Trent Park,
 Bramley Road, LONDON N14 4XS. e-mail: billy1mdx.ac.uk

 Treasurer
 Paul Rowlett, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of Salford,
 Salford M5 4WT. e-mail: p.a.rowlettmod-lang.salford.ac.uk

 Assistant Secretary
 Dr. April McMahon, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge,
 Sidgwick Avenue, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DQ.
 e-mail: AMM11hermes.cam.ac.uk

 BLN Editor
 Dr. Siew-Yue Killingley, Grevatt and Grevatt, 9 Rectory Drive,
 NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NE13 1XT.

The LAGB internet home page is at the following address:
http://clwww.essex.ac.uk /LAGB.

BOOKING FORM:

Please return this form, with your remittance, by 8 March to: LAGB
Spring Meeting 1996, Nicola Woods, School of Cognitive and Computing
Science, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH.
Please make cheques payable to "University of Sussex".

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I enclose remittance as indicated:

EITHER 1. Complete conference package (a) or (b):

 (a) including Thursday lunch preceding workshop
 (i) if sent to arrive before 8 March 106-45 sterling
 (ii) if sent to arrive after8 March 118-28 sterling

 (b) excluding Thursday lunch
 (i) if sent to arrive before 8 March 110-06 sterling
 (ii) if sent to arrive after 8 March 99-05 sterling

 (c) Surcharge for non-members, 5-00 sterling
 TOTAL:

OR 2. Selected items

 (a) conference fee (OBLIGATORY) to cover cost of
 abstracts, tea and coffee, room bookings,
 speakers' expenses etc. 15-00 sterling
 (b) Thursday lunch 8-22 sterling
 (c) Thursday dinner 10-36 sterling
 (d) Bed and Breakfast Thursday/Friday 28-95 sterling
 (e) Friday lunch 8-22 sterling
 (f) Friday dinner 10-36 sterling
 (g) Bed and breakfast Friday/Saturday 28-95 sterling
 (h) Saturday lunch 8-22 sterling
 SUB-TOTAL:
 Deduct 10% if sent to arrive by 8 March
 (k) Surcharge for non-members, 5-00 sterling
 TOTAL:

OR 3. Abstracts only, for those not attending.
 4-00 sterling UK...................................
 5-00 sterling overseas.............................

PLEASE INDICATE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS...................
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