LINGUIST List 12.1463

Thu May 31 2001

Disc: New: Suggestion for "On-line Conferences"

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  1. T�rkay BULUT, Re: 12.1454, FYI: Conf Suggestion

Message 1: Re: 12.1454, FYI: Conf Suggestion

Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 13:38:31 +0300
From: T�rkay BULUT <>
Subject: Re: 12.1454, FYI: Conf Suggestion

Re: Linguist 12.1454

I completely agree with you. We have similar problems in Turkey. Last
September I presented a paper at the 35th Linuistics Colloquium at
Innsbruck, Austria. I am still trying to pay my depts.
Your idea is great. How about joining the discussions on line and answer the
qusestions related with our articles via e-mails?

Assist. Prof. Dr. Turkay Bulut
Cukurova University
Faculty of Education
Balcali, 01330

> Subject: 12.1454, FYI: Conf Suggestion
> Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 22:04:50 +0530
> From: "sharbani" <>

> Dear Linguists,
> Everybody knows and is accustomed to the fact that for participating
> in a Conference, one has to be physically present there. I don't know
> if anybody stops to wonder how difficult, or rather impossible, it may
> be for many many linguists and students to do that. There might be
> very good and bright linguists among all those who cannot make it to
> Conferences due to lack of financing, or other obligations.This
> deprives them of the oportunity to get their works published, and
> also, to keep themselves updated. This is particularly the case in
> India; I, myself, have faced this problem too often and continue to
> face it.(The difficulties mount because Linguists hardly get
> jobs---atleast that's the way it is in India).
> It is my request to all the organizers of Conferences to consider this
> problem and perhaps to make some arrangements so that Conferences can
> be held 'ON-LINE' more often. OR alternatively, to make provisions
> for papers to be read 'in absentia'. Of course, there would not be any
> discussions then! Perhaps someone has some ideas for solution(s) for
> this situation?
> Thanx for listening.
> C/o Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies
> University Of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500,046, India.
> (Contact address)
> D-84, 'Matri Mandir' Sector-IX,
> New Vijay Nagar,
> Ghaziabad-201,009, U.P. India. 
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