LINGUIST List 8.1181

Thu Aug 14 1997

Calls: NAACLT '98, Dialects in Changing Europe

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  1. Robert S. Burke, NAACLT '98 PAPERS
  2. Paul Kerswill, Convergence and Divergence of dialects conference

Message 1: NAACLT '98 PAPERS

Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 16:51:58 -0700
From: Robert S. Burke <>
Subject: NAACLT '98 PAPERS

 Fourth Annual NAACLT Conference

 Call for Papers

The fourth annual NAACLT 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:

 Computer-assisted instruction
 Dialect choice in language learning
 Language acquisition
 Language and gender
 Language-learning materials
 Language policy and planning
 Language testing and teacher certification
 Syllabus design

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: 

Robert S. Burke, 
6328 Golden Hook Court 
Columbia, MD USA 


Dr. Paul W. Birt, 
University of Ottawa, Modern Languages and Literatures
25 Universite, Suite 138, 
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada

Deadline: December 20, 1997

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Message 2: Convergence and Divergence of dialects conference

Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 00:38:02 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Kerswill <>
Subject: Convergence and Divergence of dialects conference

Please could you put the following on the list:


The Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe
University of Reading, 17-19 September, 1998


We 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. The conference will be organised as an Open
Conference at the University of Reading, England, on 17-19 September,

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)	 e-mail
Department of Linguistic Science tel. 00 44 (0)118 987 5123
The University of Reading	 fax 00 44 (0)118 975 3365
PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

Peter Auer (Hamburg), co-ordinator
Frans Hinskens (Nijmegen), co-ordinator
Paul Kerswill (local organiser)
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