LINGUIST List 11.1568

Tue Jul 18 2000

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  1. Mark Janse, Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography (BL)

Message 1: Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography (BL)

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 15:54:10 +0200
From: Mark Janse <>
Subject: Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography (BL)

Symposium on the occasion of the 50th volume of Bibliographie Linguistique
under the auspices of the
Permanent International Committee of Linguists 
organized by the 
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands)
The Hague, 2-3 November 2000

The year 2000 marks the publication of the 50th volume of
Bibliographie Linguistique / Linguistic Bibliography (BL). Founded by
the Comit� International Permanent des Linguistes / Permanent
International Committee of Linguists (CIPL), BL was first published in
1949 in a two-volume set covering the years 1939-1947. Half a century
later, BL has established itself as a major work of reference in the
field of linguistics and language studies, renowned for its
comprehensiveness and accuracy. The year 2000 also marks the beginning
of a new era for BL. After fifty printed volumes, BL is to be made
available on the Internet in the near future. Four volumes worth of
records totalling over 90,000 titles are now waiting to be accessed
electronically. To celebrate both these occasions, a symposium will be
held under the auspices of CIPL and organized by the Koninklijke
Bibliotheek (KB), the national library of the Netherlands, which
employs and houses the BL team.

The symposium will cover two related topics. First, some of the
international contributors to BL will elaborate on (socio)linguistic
aspects of some lesser known languages and on their bibliographic
coverage. Second, much attention will be given to the future of BL and
bibliography of linguistics in general. The world-wide accessability
of files, texts and linguistic utterances creates challenging new
opportunities for the linguist. Combined searches in several
bibliographic systems, full-text availability of electronic
publications, and links to text and speech files are some of the new
possible developments in the field. In this contex several important
issues should be addressed: what is the expected need for lingusitic
resources in the near future; what bibliographic model is best suited
to meet this need; what is the relation between classical
bibliographies and the plethora of bibliographical sources on the
Internet; what opportunities are offered by the Internet for
cooperation between existing bibliographical projects; what are the
consequences of these developments for BL? Specialists in the field
are invited to a panel discussion on these topics, and all attendants
will be encouraged to take an active part in it. The provisional
programme of the Symposium is as follows:

Thursday 2 November 2000
09.00-10.00	Registration	
10.00-10.15	Opening Symposium	
10.15-10.35	Sijmen Tol (Den Haag) : 
		The history of BL	
10.35-10.55	Stephen Wurm (Canberra) : 
		Pacific Languages	
10.55-11.00	Short break	
11.00-11.20	Christian Bauer (Berlin) : 
11.20-11.40	Stefan Georg (Bonn/Leiden) : 
11.40-12.00	Aone van Engelenhoven (Leiden) : 
12.00-13.30	Lunch	
14.00-14.20	Yves Duhoux (Louvain-la-Neuve) : 
14.20-14.40	Ludwig Paul (G�ttingen) : 
14.40-15.00	Paul Videsott (Innsbruck) : 
		Rhaeto-Romance	John D. Nichols (Winnipeg, Manitoba) : 
15.20-16.30	Presentation BL on-line	
16.30-18.00	Reception
Friday 3 November 2000
09.00-09.20	Georges Rebuschi (Paris) : 
09.20-09.40	Cornelius Hasselblatt (Groningen) : 
09.40-10.10	Zinaida Kharitonchik (Minsk) : 
10.10-10.30 	Han Steenwijk (Cottbus) : 
10.30-11.00	Coffee break	
11.00-12.30	Panel discussion on 
		the future of linguistic 
12.30-14.00	Lunch	
14.00-15.00	Guided tour of the library	

The symposium is free * including coffee, lunches and
reception. Since, however, the number of participants is limited to
100, registration beforehand is imperative. Participants will be
admitted on a first come, first served basis.
The Editors: Mark Janse & Sijmen Tol
Bibliographie Linguistique / Linguistic Bibliography
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
Postbus 90407
NL-2509 LK Den Haag
Tel.: 00 31 70 31 40 345 / 282 / 256 - Fax: 00 31 70 31 40 450

The symposium is sponsored by the National Library of the Netherlands
(KB), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the
Permanent International Committee of Linguists (CIPL), and Kluwer
Academic Publishers.

Linguistic Bibliography / Bibliographie Linguistique
PO box 90407
NL-2509 LK The Hague

Linguistic Bibliography / Bibliographie Linguistique
PO box 90407
NL-2509 LK The Hague

Linguistic Bibliography / Bibliographie Linguistique
PO box 90407
NL-2509 LK The Hague
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