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LINGUIST List 20.876

Sat Mar 14 2009

Calls: General Ling,Applied Ling/Australia

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ghil'ad Zuckermann, First Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics

Message 1: First Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics
Date: 12-Mar-2009
From: Ghil'ad Zuckermann <gzuq.edu.au>
Subject: First Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics
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Full Title: First Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics
Short Title: AWAAL

Date: 11-Sep-2009 - 13-Sep-2009
Location: Brisbane/Queensland, Australia
Contact Person: Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Meeting Email: gzuq.edu.au
Web Site: http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=54566669862

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Call Deadline: 01-May-2009

Meeting Description:

The First Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (AWAAL), The
University of Queensland, 11-13 September 2009

Brisbane RiverFire 2009: From the 'Promised Land' to the 'Lucky Country', denial
is not a river in Egypt

Call for Papers

What: An international first Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics
(AWAAL). All disciplines welcome. Papers -- by established scholars, as well as
by promising graduate students -- will analyze Semitic languages (e.g. Arabic,
Amharic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and to a certain extent Israeli) and other
Afro-Asiatic languages (e.g. Berber, Somali, Oromo, Omotic).

Where: Great Court, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia (Driving distance from Byron Bay, Montville, Noosa and
Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Stradbroke Island, Surfers Paradise and Gold

When: 11-13 September 2009

Why then: (1) On Saturday, 12 September 2009, in the evening, participants will
have the opportunity to watch the spectacular QBE RiverFire (see links below);
(2) The weather in bustling and beautiful Brisbane -- also known in Ashkenazic
Hebrew as Bris bane (haBesorim) "covenant between the parts" (see Genesis 15) --
is superbly moderate, especially in April-October; (3) This year blooming and
booming Queensland celebrates 150 years of independence from New South Wales.

How: Abstracts should be emailed to Ghil'ad Zuckermann at gzuq.edu.au
(http://www.zuckermann.org/) BY 1 May 2009. (Notifications will be sent BY 11

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Great Court

Danger: Some academics who visited Australia did not want to return to their
home university.

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