Foundation for Endangered Languages
8. Forthcoming Meetings
The Evolution Of Language, London April 6-9 1998 Organised by Professor Jean Aitchison (Oxford University), Professor Jim Hurford (Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Chris Knight (Department of Sociology, University of East London).
This will be the second conference in a series concerned with the evolutionary emergence of speech. From a wide range of disciplines, we seek to attract researchers willing to integrate their perspectives with those of modern Darwinism.
Speakers will include: Derek Bickerton (Hawaii), Paul Bloom (Arizona), Luigi Cavalli-Sforza (Stanford), Robin Dunbar (Liverpool), Dean Falk (New York), Philip Lieberman (Brown), Bjorn Lindblom (Stockholm), John Maynard-Smith (Sussex), Frederick Newmeyer (Washington), Johanna Nichols (Berkeley), Michael Studdert-Kennedy (Haskins Labs).
NAACLT: American Celtic Language Teachers Conference - Call for Papers
The fourth annual National Association of Celtic Language Teachers Conference will be held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA June 5-6, 1998. The Conference well be co-sponsored by The University of Minnesota and the Center for Irish Studies at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Gearoid Denvir of University College, Galway, Ireland and Dr. Kenneth Nilsen of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Abstracts for individual papers or panels are welcome on the following topics involving any one of the modern Celtic languages:
Celtic language teachers are welcome to present workshops or presentations concerning methods, materials, and program development. These presentations have traditionally been scheduled for Friday of the conference.
All presentations will be 20 minutes long with a 10 minute discussion period following. Send three double-spaced printed copies of a 300-word abstract with name, address, voice and fax number, e-mail address and institutional affiliation (if applicable) on the first copy. Second and third copy should have no identification. Also send one copy of a 50-word summary to be included in the conference program and booklet of abstracts.
Send printed abstracts and e-mail to:
Deadline: December 20, 1997
ESF: The Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe
The European Science Foundation are pleased to announce the final conference of the Network on the Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe, which is currently running as a programme under the auspices of the European Science Foundation. It will include invited lectures by G. Berruto, W. Labov, P. Trudgill and others, as well as lectures by members of the Network.
Papers for this event are welcome from everyone working in the area of dialect convergence and divergence in Europe, both from a diachronic and a synchronic perspective, using qualitative or quantitative methodology. Contributions on the smaller languages of Europe are particularly welcome, as are papers on syntax, prosody and discourse.
Further details about abstract submission, deadlines, costs, etc. will shortly be available from the local organiser, Paul Kerswill, at the following address or (preferably) by e-mail:
Paul Kerswill (ESF), Department of Linguistic Science, The University of Reading, Whiteknights,
Peter Auer (Hamburg), co-ordinator