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9. Forthcoming Meetings

Pearl Beach Papuanists’ workshop: 27-29Oct 2006

Now calling for papers and for registration of participants.

The Linguistics Department at Sydney University is organising a workshop for Papuanists to be held at the Crommelin Field Station, Pearl Beach ( from Friday 27 October to Sunday 29 October.

Anyone who has an interest in Papuan languages and linguistics is invited to come and present a paper or just to listen to other people's papers and join in the discussion. Papers should be 20 or 40 minutes long and on a topic related to Papuan languages or linguistics.

Space is limited to 35 people, so you should register as soon as possible. Costs for the workshop will be minimal - around $35 for all meals over the weekend and $15 per night for accommodation at Crommelin (or you can organise your own accommodation).

For more information, go to To submit a title and abstract for a paper or to register, e-mail James McElvenny, jmc at

Linguapax symposium, Tokyo, 7 Oct 2006 We are pleased to announce that Linguapax Asia will hold the 3rd International Symposium at the University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus) on 7 October 2006 (Saturday). For details, please visit the following website:
Tasaku Tsunoda, Linguapax Asia

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, 20-21 Nov 2006 in Swansea, Wales

We would like to announce that the School of Law/ University of Swansea in Wales is hosting an international conference on this topic in joint co-operation with the Secretariat of the Council of Europe's European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Welsh Language Board.

We are honoured to have Mr Fernand de Varennes, Mr Jean-Marie Woehrling and Mr Robert Dunbar as our keynote speakers.
For more detailed information, please contact Mr Gwyn Parry
(R.G.Parry at

Simone Klinge, Council of Europe /Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Strasbourg

Mercator International Symposium on Minority Languages

“Linguistic Rights as a Matter of Social Inclusion”
19 - 21 October 2006
Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Barcelona
Organizer: Mercator-Legislation, CIEMEN (Barcelona, Catalonia)

11th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML 11), 5-6 July 2007, Pécs, Hungary.
Call for papers and further details
Conference website