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Mon Feb 06 2006

Confs: General Ling/Brisbane, Australia

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        1.    Andrea Schalley, Australian Linguistics Institute 2006

Message 1: Australian Linguistics Institute 2006
Date: 02-Feb-2006
From: Andrea Schalley <andrea.schalleyune.edu.au>
Subject: Australian Linguistics Institute 2006

Australian Linguistics Institute 2006
Short Title: ALI 2006

Date: 10-Jul-2006 - 14-Jul-2006
Location: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Contact: Andrea Schalley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.ali2006.une.edu.au/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Description; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Meeting Description:

ALI 2006 is a selection of 12 intensive courses presented by world experts in their fields. It's a unique opportunity for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, professional linguists, and language professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills in key areas of linguistics.


Many courses in ALI 2006 are on the theme 'Language and Cognition', while others focus on language typology, acquisition, and aspects of linguistic theory.

Each course consists of five 90 minute sessions, running Monday through Friday. Three sets of courses will be running in parallel, so participants can attend a maximum of four courses. Confirmed topics and presenters are as follows.

* Cognitive linguistics
John Taylor (University of Otago)
* Combinatory grammar and natural cognition
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
* L2 syntax: Age dependent effects
Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai'i)
* Language and genetics
Brian Byrne (University of New England)
* Language and thought
Lera Boroditsky (Stanford University)
* Logic in child language acquisition
Stephen Crain (Macquarie University Centre for Cognitive Science)
* Morphology and lexical representations
Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
* NonPamaNyungan languages of Northern Australia
Nicholas Evans (Melbourne University)
* Papuan languages
William Foley (University of Sydney)
* Semantics masterclass
Anna Wierzbicka (Australian National University)
* Understanding typological distribution
Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig)

We are also working on the inclusion of a course on the topic 'Bilingualism: cognitive aspects'. The presenter for this topic will be announced shortly.


DEADLINE: Early Bird: 26 May 2006; General: tba

Early Bird (up to 26 May 2006):
Regular AU$ 400
Postgraduate Students AU$ 300
Undergraduate Students AU$ 200

General (from 26 May 2006):
Regular AU$ 450
Postgraduate Students AU$ 350
Undergraduate Students AU$ 250

Information on *how* to register will be available at http://www.ali2006.une.edu.au/registration.php at a later time.


Website: http://www.ali2006.une.edu.au/
Email: Prof. Cliff Goddard, cgoddardune.edu.au , or Dr Andrea Schalley, andrea.schalleyune.edu.au


ALI 2006 is organised by the Language and Cognition Research Centre of the University of New England (http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ ). It is supported by the Australian Linguistic Society (http://www.als.asn.au/ ).

- LINQ 2006 -

ALI 2006 is part of LinQ 2006 'Linguistics in Queensland', a series of five high-profile linguistic events to be held in July 2006 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. For more information, cf. http://www.linq2006.une.edu.au/ .

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